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Cambridge Folk Festival Confirms Day-Splits for Festival Weekend

Jul 19, 2023

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and most prestigious folk festivals in the world. Established by Cambridge City Council and held each year since 1965, the Festival is renowned for its unique atmosphere and eclectic mix of music. It attracts legendary traditional folk artists along with cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest Americana, blues and roots artists, world music and acclaimed singer songwriters.  

Taking place from July 27-30 in the beautiful grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, they have just announced the artists day splits as they look forward to a sizzling weekend.

Day splits are as follows: 

THURSDAY 27 JULY

STAGE 2

Ibibio Sound Machine – Symbio – Flyte – Gnoss

 

STAGE 3

Jesca Hoop – Nigel Wearne – The Vanguards – Georgie Buchanan Trio

Frog on a Bike

 

THE DEN

Niall McNamee – me + deboe – Sam Wilkinson – Elsi

 

FRIDAY 28 JULY

STAGE 1

The Proclaimers – Arrested Development – Lady Blackbird

Eliza Carthy & The Restitution – James Yorkston & Nina Persson

Sharon Shannon – Blue Rose Code

 

STAGE 2

Stornaway – Daoiri Farrell – Siobhan Miller Band – The Ayoub Sisters

The Longest Johns – Folk Camps Party Band with caller Fee Lock – Jinda Biant  Symbio – 3 Sticks Family Ceilidh with caller Mary Panton

Angie Mac Hula Hoop Show

 

STAGE 3

Brian McNeill – Blood Harmony – Showcase Scotland Expo featuring Amy Laurenson, Beth Malcolm, Chloe Matharu and Michael McGovern

Songlines Interview with Le Vent du Nord – EFEx Artist Mentor Programme featuring Heather Ferrier, Maddie Morris, George Boomsma and Hannah Scott – Guitar Styles Workshop with Nigel Wearne

 

THE DEN

Eddy Smith & The 507 – Ellie Gowers – Good Habits – MT Jones

Before Breakfast – Etaoin – Milly Upton – ghostgirl – Marie Mathias

Abhainn – Festival Choir with Ben and Dom

 

SATURDAY 29 JULY

STAGE 1

Niteworks – Rufus Wainwright – Kate Rusby – Gangstagrass

Grace Petrie – Le Vent du Nord – Angeline Morrison & The Sorrow Songs Band

 

STAGE 2

UFT’s Silent Ceilidh with caller Cate Haynes – The Chair – Baskery – St Lundi Clare Sands – Breabach – Julian Taylor Band – Ferris & Sylvester

Festival Session with Brian McNeill

 

STAGE 3

Núria Graham – Doug Levitt – New Routes Folk Club featuring Emily Fraser, Max Bianco feat. Sean O’Hanrahan, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Honey & The Bear and The Smith & Brewer Band – Feis Rois – Wales Arts International Showcase featuring Cerys Hafana, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Lleuwen and Pedair Workshop: Fiddlin’ Around with Mikey Kenney

 

THE DEN

Imlac – Broadside Hacks – Naala – Owen Spafford & Louis Campbell

Amy Papiransky – Elkyn – Anna Ling – Marie White – Emily Simmons

Festival Choir with Ben and Dom

 

 

SUNDAY 30 JULY

STAGE 1

Imelda May – Angelique Kidjo – Elephant Sessions – Kiefer Sutherland

Fisherman’s Friends – Judy Collins presents Wildflowers – Oi Va Voi – William Prince

 

STAGE 2

Gentleman’s Dub Club – Le Vent du Nord – Catrin Finch and Cimarrón

Hollie Cook – Akram Abdulfattah – The Chair – Maya Delilah

Angeline Morrison & The Sorrow Songs Band – Kids Show with Nick Cope

 

STAGE 3

Pavey Ark – Granny’s Attic – Faith | Branko – Hub Band Project

Sons of Town Hall – Festival Choir with Ben and Dom – Mikey Kenny

Culture Ireland Showcase featuring Armagh Rhymers, Grainne Hunt, The Henry Girls and Siomha  

Workshop: No Time For Genre with Gangstagrass

 

THE DEN

Rossa Murray – Dominie Hooper – Chris Cleverley – Rob Green – Frankie Archer Hector Shaw – Isabella Coulstock – Jenny Colquitt

The 29th Funktion –  Festival Choir with Ben and Dom

 

In addition to the mouth-watering array of international headliners and hotly tipped rising stars playing the four mainstages, there is also a full programme of activities at the Hub, The Flower Garden, The Duck Pond, The Children’s Area and Coldham’s Common camp site. For aspiring performers, there are open stage slots available to sign up for on Stage 3, The Den and at Coldham’s Common.

The brand-new look Stage 3 for this year (formerly The Club Tent) offers fabulous showcase opportunities for up-and-coming artists from across the UK and Ireland, plus hand-picked musicians from around the globe. Cambridge continues its commitment to nurturing promising young talent with an exciting line-up for The Den, where 18 of the performers will be considered for the prestigious Christian Raphael Prize.

As well as the world-class music, there is so much more to enjoy over the Festival weekend, including dedicated children’s activities; workshops on instrument making and song writing; a silent disco, storytelling, clog dancing, tai-chi, and an incredible selection of mouth-watering food trucks and bars from some of Cambridge’s finest food merchants. The Festival is also proud to have been deemed “Outstanding” at the Greener Festival Awards.

Tickets selling fast. Weekend and Day Tickets are available here:

Book now at:

https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/folk-festival/tickets

 

Ticket information: 

Full festival ticket: £205, Thursday: £31, Friday: £83, Saturday: £83, Sunday: £83

a thoroughly good-natured event” The Guardian

“Welcome return as Cambridge Folk Festival becomes one big highlight” Cambridge Independent

“Year on year, it has evolved, staying relevant as the face of the genre has changed over the decades. Whether it’s classic folk or something more contemporary, the festival promises something for every folk fan.”  Evening Standard

“For sheer class and integrity, it can’t be beaten.” The Independent

📷 Featured Image Martin Bond

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