“For sheer class and integrity, it can’t be beaten.” THE INDEPENDENT
The first names have been revealed for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the longest established and most prestigious folk festivals in the world.
An eclectic range of performances will include: legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez, in her only UK appearance for 2015, international chart-topper Passenger, progressing from his 2011 debut on emerging talent stage The Den in its inaugural year to headlining Stage 1.
There will also be a special solo appearance from hugely popular folk/punk singer songwriter Frank Turner, to coincide with the release of his book and the incomparable Joan Armatrading, accompanying herself on guitar and piano as part of her first ever worldwide solo tour.
Many more names – including Wilko Johnson and Katzenjammer and Angaleena Presley – have been confirmed. See the full list at www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk
Having started life in 1965, the 14,000 capacity Festival draws acclaim for its combination of internationally renowned headline artists and support for up and coming young performers and continues to enjoy sell-out crowds year on year.
Popular for its unique parkland setting, great facilities and family friendliness, the Festival offers something for everyone with four covered stages, street theatre, music workshops and sessions, raucous ceilidhs, open stages, a youth area, internet café, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, free creche, paddling pool and playground, real ale bars.
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.
Full Festival £150;
Friday £55.50; Saturday £65.50;
Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent)
Cherry Hinton £61.50,
Coldham’s Common (second site) £42.50.
All ticket prices include booking fees.
Box Office 01223 357851 or www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk
Cambridge Folk Festival is promoted by Cambridge Live with support from Cambridge City Council.
(pictured Angaleena Presley)