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First acts for Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 Posted on Thu 7th December 2017

John Prine, Patti Smith and Janis Ian set to headline

First acts for Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 has released its first wave of artists, including 3 headliners. double Grammy-Award winner John Prine, iconic singer-songwriter Patti Smith and in an exclusive UK Festival appearance, Janis Ian.  The festival takes place from Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August at Cherry Hinton Hall, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge

Also added to the bill are four time Grammy-Award winner Rosanne Cash, Kate Rusby & Friends. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band plus blues legend Eric Bibb.

Bringing their hip hop and R & B sounds are Songhoy Blues, while St. Paul & The Broken Bones provide the a unique southern soul sound.

Other artists and bands who are confirmed to appear are Elephant Sessions, John Smith, Pierce Brothers, Irish Mythen, Darlingside, Tamikrest, The Shee, Peatbog Faeries, John Moreland, Gordie Mackeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Damien O’Kane and Ron Block, The East Pointers, Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickin’s and The National Youth Folk Ensemble.

With tickets now on sale we’re proud to announce the first names set to perform at Cambridge Folk Festival 2018. Headliners include double Grammy-Award winner Headliners include double Grammy-Award winner John Prine, iconic singer-songwriter Patti Smith and in an exclusive UK Festival appearance, Janis Ian.

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member and four time Grammy-Award winner Rosanne Cash will perform alongside her band and we also welcome Folk favourite Kate Rusby & Friends. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band plus blues legend Eric Bibb are also on the bill for 2018.

Desert blues band Songhoy Blues bring their Hip hop and R & B inspired music to the Festival and Alabama based St. Paul & the Broken Bones provide the a unique southern soul sound.

Cambridge Folk Festival has been running since 1965, is renowned for its eclectic mix of folk styles. It provides an opportunity for festival-goers to enjoy world famous folk acts alongside the finest country, blues and roots artists, acclaimed singer-songwriters, world music and the best traditional artists from the UK and Ireland.

Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 line up

Headliners: John Prine, Patti Smith and Janis Ian. 

Rosanne Cash, Kate Rusby & Friends. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band, Eric Bibb, Songhoy Blues, St. Paul & the Broken, Elephant Sessions, John Smith, Pierce Brothers, Irish Mythen, Darlingside, Tamikrest, The Shee, Peatbog Faeries, John Moreland, Gordie Mackeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Damien O’Kane and Ron Block, The East Pointers, Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickin’s and The National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Ticket Information

Weekend Camping - £175.50 + BF
Thursday - £29.00 +BF
Friday - £62.00 + BF
Saturday - £75.00 + BF
Sunday - £72.50 + BF

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Last modified on: Thu 7th December 2017

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