Cambridge Folk Festival 2012


The latest names to be revealed for Europe’s most famous folk festival are brilliant Irish singer–songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, renowned Texan storyteller and Grammy Award winner Nanci Griffith, soul, blues, R & B and more from leading U.S. exponents Keb Mo Band, English folk singer-songwriter Steve Tilston, recipient of this year’s BBC Folk Award for Best Original Song, 15-piece megafolk band from Birmingham The Destroyers, Phantom Limb, exploring the crossroads between country music and old-style R & B, haunting vocalist Naomi Bedford, described as “An English Emmylou” by Justin Currie of Del Amitri, jazz, folk and American hoe-down from Steamchicken, leading the children’s ceilidh, Cambridge-based singer-songwriter Polly Paulusma.

Each year the Festival selects five up and coming artists it identifies as future stars of folk to play prestigious showcases in the Club Tent. Previous examples include Seth Lakeman, Newton Faulkner, Karine Polwart, Rachel Unthank, Julie Fowlis, Bella Hardy, Jackie Oates and Jim Moray.

This year’s selections are: Lucy Ward, Horizon winner at the 2012 BBC Folk Awards, gifted young Scottish singer and songwriter Rachel Sermanni, playing an acoustic set, pioneers of ‘chamber folk’ O’Hooley & Tidow, whose debut album made Mojo’s Top Ten Folk Albums of 2010, Pilgrims’ Way, who describe themselves as “refreshingly different, reassuringly traditional”, close harmony 3-piece The Young’uns, from Teeside.

Acclaimed new, fourth stage The Den, introduced last year, will host emerging talent over the Festival weekend including: hotly tipped folk punk five-piece Skinny Lister, sensational one-off talent, blues-inspired Liz Green, alt-folk pop singer-songwriter King Charles, playing an acoustic set, indiosyncratic, UK quintet Moulettes, blending folk, jazz, rock and classical music.

Tickets: Full Festival £120; Thursday £19; Friday £41; Saturday £52; Sunday £52. Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton £52, Coldhams Common £36 (second site).  Online bookings subject to booking fee.

Online booking and information:  / Phone booking: 01223 357851

For more CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>


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