SATURDAY TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT
NEW ADDITIONS IN BOLD
Joan Baez (Sat), Passenger (Sun), Frank Turner (Fri), Joan Armatrading (Sun), The Proclaimers (Fri) Punch Brothers(Sun), John Butler Trio (Sat), Nick Mulvey (Fri), Wilko Johnson (Fri) The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Sun), The Unthanks (Sat), Show of Hands (Sat), Katzenjammer (Thurs) Altan (Fri), Treacherous Orchestra (Sat), Gretchen Peters (Sat), The Skatalites (Sat), Danú (Sun) Stornoway (Sat), Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr (Sun) Rhiannon Giddens (Sat) Shooglenifty (Sat & Sun), Peggy Seeger (Fri), Bella Hardy (Sun),Alvin Youngblood Hart (Sat) Amsterdam Klezmer Band XL (Fri), The Lone Bellow (Sat & Sun), Chris Smither (Fri), Angaleena Presley (Fri), Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker (Thur & Fri),Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Fri), The Demon Barbers XL (Sun) Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh (Sat), Keston Cobblers Club (Sun), The Stray Birds (Sat & Sun), Rura (Fri & Sat) Olivia Chaney (Sat), Goitse (Sat & Sun), De Temps Antan (Fri, Sat, Sun), Lynched (Thurs), Ben Miller Band(Sun) Blackbeard’s Tea Party (Fri), Brian McNeill (Fri & Sat),The Willows (Sun) CoCo & The Butterfields (Sun), Fara (Thur & Sun), Mawkin (Thurs), The Elephant Sessions(Thurs) Hannah Sanders (Thurs), 3Sticks (Fri), David Gibb(Fri)
“For sheer class and integrity, it can’t be beaten.” THE INDEPENDENT
The main line-up for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival has been announced. Line-ups for the Club Tent showcases (special showcase slots that give a platform to artists the Festival expects to go on to great things, such as previous picks Newton Faulkner, Seth Lakeman and The Staves) and the up and coming talent stage The Den (which has previously seen debuts from the likes of Jake Bugg and Hudson Taylor) will be announced soon.
Adding to a characteristically eclectic bill will be: The Proclaimers, globally renowned for the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and live performances; show-stopping instrumental wizards Punch Brothers, blending bluegrass, jazz, and classical music; hugely acclaimed US singer songwriter Gretchen Peters, appearing with her band for the first time; original exponents and torchbearers of Jamaican ska music for over 50 years The Skatalites; pop chamber-folk sensations Stornoway, with a much-anticipated new album; Carolina Chocolate Drops member Rhiannon Giddens, captivating with her gospel, jazz, folk and country infused solo work; dynamic, “no barriers” blues from award winning Alvin Youngblood Hart, playing solo; Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, reinventing Italy’s traditional Pizzica music and popularising it across the world; folk music and dance extravaganza The Demon Barbers XL; hotly tipped singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney; Ben Miller Band, combining the urgency of rock, the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian music into a unique musical stew they dub “Ozark Stomp”; driving dance rhythms from Blackbeard’s Tea Party, leading the Festival ceilidh; veteran Scottish folk songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian McNeill, who will host the Festival Session; Cambridge’s own, critically acclaimed folk band The Willows, melding rich vocals and dynamic acoustic musicianship; colourful, energetic and crowd-stomping CoCo & The Butterfields, also playing the Sunday kids’ concert; new Orkney fiddle band Fara, bringing together five young musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene; blistering 5-piece Mawkin, fusing folk, world, jazz, prog and rock; award winning neo-trad quintet forged in the Highlands of Scotland The Elephant Sessions; Cambridge-based traditional folk singer, guitarist and mountain dulcimer player Hannah Sanders; favourites on the festival circuit3Sticks, leading the kids’ ceilidh; award winning children’s songwriter and storyteller David Gibb performing a Friday kids’ concert.
These names join the previously announced line up including: Joan Baez, Passenger, Frank Turner, Joan Armatrading, John Butler Trio, Nick Mulvey and Wilko Johnson.
Having started life in 1965, the 14,000 capacity Festival draws acclaim for its combination of internationally renowned headline artists and support for up and coming young performers and continues to enjoy sell-out crowds year on year.
Popular for its unique parkland setting, great facilities and family friendliness, the Festival offers something for everyone with four covered stages, street theatre, music workshops and sessions, raucous ceilidhs, open stages, a youth area, internet café, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, free creche, paddling pool and playground, real ale bars.
In 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival won the highest possible environmental honour at the Greener Festival Awards, becoming one of only nine festivals worldwide and one of only two in the UK to achieve the Outstanding category.
Tickets: Full Festival £150; Thursday £25.50; Friday £55.50; Sunday £65.50. Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton £61.50, Coldham’s Common (second site) £42.50. All ticket prices include booking fees. Saturday Day Tickets are sold out.
Box Office 01223 357851 or www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk
Cambridge Folk Festival is promoted by Cambridge Live with support from Cambridge City Council.