One of the oldest music festivals in the country returns with a broad, eclectic mix of folk and many other styles
Since starting life in 1965, Cambridge Folk Festival has become one of the most acclaimed events of its kind in the world. Known for its eclectic line-up and laid-back atmosphere, it takes place yearly at Cherry Hinton Hall and showcases the cream of the folk music world, from the hottest new acts to world famous stars.
This year’s performers include singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, who has gone from performing the small Den stage at the festival in 2012 to headlining the main stage this year – a feat only matched by one other artist: Passenger. Also gracing the festival’s largest stage will be the Grammy Award winning Indigo Girls, plus American folk star Loudon Wainwright III. Elsewhere, Hayseed Dixie will be rocking their nutty, AC/DC meets bluegrass shtick. Cara Dillon, Lisa Hannigan, Shirley Collins and Oysterband will also be making an appearance, along with loads more.
Full weekend tickets for the event, which runs 27-30 July, are sold out but festival organisers have released extra day tickets for Saturday, headlined by Frank Turner, and Sunday, when Jake Bugg closes the festival. You can buy them here.