Due to take place on 30 July-2 August, at its usual home of Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Folk Festival is the biggest festival of its kind in Europe, and fast becoming one of the hottest tickets of the UK festival circuit.
Scottish duo The Proclaimers are among the latest acts to announce a headline set (they’ll be belting out some sing-along classics on Friday), while US singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters and pop-folk sensations Stornoway have been booked for the Saturday, along with Joan Baez. Bluegrass wizards Punch Brothers will perform on the Sunday, along with Passenger and global icon Joan Armatrading.
Starting life in 1965, Cambridge Folk Festival has famously helped launch the career of Seth Lakeman, Newton Faulkner and The Staves, as well as attracting top shelf musical talent from Paul Simon to Laura Marling.
In 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival won the highest possible environmental honour at the Greener Festival Awards, becoming one of only nine festivals worldwide and one of only two in the UK to achieve the Outstanding category.
As well as great music, expect children’s entertainment, storytelling, street theatre, music workshops and the return of Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh. Tickets are now on sale starting at £22.50 for Thursday only to £150 for the full festival.