The first names for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival, taking place in Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds from the 26th to the 29th July, have been announced. They include Clannad, Joan Armatrading, The Proclaimers, June Tabor & Oysterband, Loreena McKennitt, Billy Bragg celebrating Woody Guthrie‘s 100th birthday and Nic Jones.
Festival organisers said:
Performances include a rare Festival appearance by the original line-up of Irish folk royalty and multi-million album sellers Clannad, leading singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading, who has enjoyed success in pop, folk, blues, reggae and jazz genres; ever-popular Scottish icons The Proclaimers, guaranteed to bring the Festival to its feet; a rare Festival appearance by June Tabor & Oysterband, following their acclaimed 2011 collaboration ‘Ragged Kingdom’ and recent multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award wins; internationally acclaimed Canadian singer and composer Loreena McKennitt, playing an intoxicating blend of Celtic and Middle Eastern sounds; renowned singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday, which falls in mid July; and the first full public performance in 30 years by English folk legend Nic Jones, whose career was cut short by a car accident in 1982. ‘Penguin Eggs’ by Nic Jones is widely recognised as one of the finest folk albums of all time.
More headline names including emerging and contemporary stars will be announced very soon.
You can book tickets online at www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk or by calling 01223 357851.