Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 Overview
Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. It has become hugely popular attracting ten thousand people, many of whom return year after year.
The festival, which 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.
Held in the beautiful parkland setting of Cherry Hinton Hall, the Festival is known for its relaxed atmosphere, excellent facilities and family friendliness. It offers something for everyone including covered and open stages, street theatre, music workshops, real ale bars, a youth area, internet café, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, a free crèche, paddling pool and playground.
Artists booked to appear include:
John Prine, Patti Smith, 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.