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Full Line Up for Cambridge Folk Festival Including Day Splits

Jul 21, 2022

Cambridge Folk Festival continues its tradition of hosting the biggest international stars in folk and roots music whilst also providing a platform for up and coming new artists and nurturing promising young talent.

Returning in 2022 after a 2 year hiatus, headliners for Stages 1 and 2 include: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes, Passenger, Seasick Steve, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Billy Bragg, Suzanne Vega and Clannad in the newly established Folk Legends slot. An exciting mix of much-anticipated artists completes the main stages bill.

You can catch tomorrow’s stars today in The Den, a smaller stage specially established to support musicians at the beginning of their careers. Well-known for spotting future hitmakers – Jake Bugg and Passenger first played The Den before headlining Stage 1 – Cambridge has assembled an impressive list of names sure to become new favourites. Sign-up slots will be available each day too.

Passenger   📸 Mila Austin

A long-running staple of the Festival, The Club Tent not only hosts performances from local folk clubs throughout the weekend but also offers the chance to see newer artists in an intimate setting. 2022’s eclectic programme guarantees some must-see moments and includes the Cambridge Folk Festival ’22 Tastemaker Showcase Series.

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

Don’t miss the fantastic array of extra activities around the Festival site which make Cambridge such a unique weekend, which for 2022 include: The Folk Ballet, The Hub Band Project, Folk Idol, The Festival Session, The Songlines Interview, Storytelling, Workshops, Well-being and much more.

Novahub provides free Wi-Fi to our audience members throughout the Folk Festival weekend, allowing punters to share their incredible experiences with wider friends and family via social media and also help connect to the incredible artists featured over the 4 days.

The Festival is delighted to have the long-term support from sponsor Otter Brewery, based in East Devon. Otter’s products: Otter Amber, Otter Ale, Otter Bitter and Otter Bright will all be served across the festival’s bars and are always very popular. 

Cambridge Water  will also be supporting the festival again this year. As a sponsor Cambridge Water will be on site encouraging people to visit their pop-up water bar to refill your reusable bottles. Staff will be on hand to talk about your water supply and water efficiency – also look out for their water tips and advice videos on our big screens.

Full line up as Follows


Main Stage 2

Spiers and Boden – Davina & The Vagabonds – Samantha Crain – Janice Burns & Jon DoranThe Club Tent

Steve Adams – Tapestri – Beans On Toast – Joshua Burnell – The English Fiddle Ensemble

The Den

Flint Moore – Hannah Lou Clark – Old Man Boom – The Mardlers – Mahogany Tales



Main Stage 1

Seasick Steve – Suzanne Vega – Dustbowl Revival – Spiers and Boden – Findlay

Show Of Hands – Tapestri – The Copper Family

Main Stage 2

Show Of Hands – The Magpie Arc – The Breath – Ballet Folk: The Tears of Jenny Greenteeth Simon Care Trio ceilidh – The Young’uns – VRï – Stumpy Oak – Maynard Flip Flop

The Club Tent

Trousdale – Ferris & Sylvester – Brian McNeil – Jinda Biant – Conchur White

Songlines Interview with Spiers and Boden

The Den

Bess Atwell – Nati Dreddd – Bird In The Belly – Pearl Fish – Rachel Croft – Cynefin – Guise John Dhali – Ceitidh Mac – Loris and The Lion



Main Stage 1

Chico Trujillo – Passenger – Afro Celt Sound System – Spell Songs – This Is The Kit

The Young’uns – VRï – The Magpie Arc

Main Stage 2

Dustbowl Revival – Elephant Sessions – Flook – Admiral Fallow – Elles Bailey

The Spooky Men’s Chorale – Julie Fowlis – Festival Session with Brian McNeill

Urban Folk Theory’s Silent Live Ceilidh Band

The Club Tent

Gasper Nali – Lady Nade – Maddie Morris – Feis Rois – Gwenifer Raymond – Eve Goodman

The Den

Bandits On The Run – Becoming Branches – Limerance – Katie Spencer – Memorial

Moore & Moss – Burd Ellen – Jodie Nicholson – The People Versus – Zoe Bestel



Main Stage 1

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes – Billy Bragg

Legend Slot: Clannad – N’famady Kouyaté – The Spooky Men’s Chorale – Billie Marten Katherine Priddy

Main Stage 2

Orchestra Baobab – Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram – Sam Lee – O’Hooley And Tidow

Lilith Ai – The Mary Wallopers – The Honest Poet – Mishra – Kids Show: Jason Maverick

The Club Tent

The Mary Wallopers – Trials Of Cato – Nick Hart – Flo Perlin

The Den

Fuzzy Lights – The Drystones – The Ocelots – Siv Jakobsen – Angeline Morrison – Judy Blank

Tape Runs Out – Daisy Chute – June Road

Cambridge Folk Festival takes place 28 – 31 July 2022 in the picturesque grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge. 

Cambridge Folk Festival continues its tradition of hosting the biggest international stars in folk and roots music whilst also providing a platform for up and coming new artists and nurturing promising young talent.

Full festival ticket: £187, Thursday: £31, Friday: £78.28, Saturday: £78.28, Sunday: £78.28

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 “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 



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