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The Den and Club Tent Line-ups Revealed for Cambridge Folk Festival

Jun 30, 2022


Cambridge Folk Festival has long been renowned for providing a platform for up and coming new artists and nurturing promising young talent. This commitment continues in 2022 with thrilling line-ups for Emerging Talent Stage, The Den and The Club Tent.,

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.

Now in its 4th year, the Christian Raphael Prize seeks to award a talented musician or groups of musicians the tools they need to take the next step towards becoming a successful professional. 18 of the artists performing in The Den will be considered for this prize and last year’s winner Nick Hart is performing at the Club Tent this year.

Nick Hart

Line-Up for The Den

 Flint Moore – Hannah Lou Clark – Old Man Boom – The Mardlers – Mahogany Tales Bess Atwell – Ceitidh Mac – Bird In The Belly – Cynefin – Rachel Croft – Pearl Fish – Guise John Dhali – Nati Dreddd – Bandits On The Run – Becoming Branches – Limerance Katie Spencer – Memorial – Moore & Moss – Burd Ellen – Jodie Nicholson The People Versus – Zoe Bestel – Fuzzy Lights – Daisy Chute – The Ocelots – Siv Jakobsen Angeline Morrison – The Drystones – Tape Runs Out – Judy Blank – June Road

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.

Line-Up for The Club Tent

Beans On Toast – Trials Of Cato – The Mary Wallopers – Lady Nade – Ferris & Sylvester Gasper Nali – Tapestri – Brian McNeil – Gwenifer Raymond – Trousdale – Steven Adams – Joshua Burnell – English Fiddle Ensemble – Eve Goodman – Feis Rois

Joshua Burnell    –   📷 Elly Lucas

Cambridge Folk Festival ’22 Tastemaker Showcase Series

Nick Hart (CR Prize Winner) – Maddie Morris – Jinda Biant – Flo Perlin – Arny Margret

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.

Line-Up for Main Stages (previously announced)

 Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes – Passenger – Seasick Steve St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Billy Bragg – Suzanne Vega – Clannad  Afro Celt Sound System – Orchestra Baobab – This Is The Kit – Spell Songs Hurray For The Riff Raff – Show Of Hands – Julie Fowlis – Spiers And Boden – Billie Marten – Chico Trujillo The Young’uns – Flook – Sam Lee – Elephant Sessions – Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram – Admiral Fallow – Elles Bailey The Spooky Men’s Chorale – Ballet Folk: The Tears of Jenny Greenteeth – O’Hooley And Tidow Davina & The Vagabonds – The Breath – Dustbowl Revival – N’famady Kouyaté  Samantha Crain – The Magpie Arc – Katherine Priddy – The Copper Family VRï – Janice Burns & Jon DoranThe Honest Poet – Simon Care Trio Urban Folk Theory Live – Stumpy Oak

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

Early booking advisable. 

Ticket information: 

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 newspaper


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