Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival 2012Cambridge Folk Festival takes place at Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Folk Festival 2012 dates – 26th to 29th July

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Thursday 26th July
Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday, Dry the River, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Tim Edey & Brendan Power, Megson, ahab, Naomi Bedford, Polly Paulusma, Skinny Lister

Friday 27th July
John Prine, James Vincent McMorrow, June Tabor & Oysterband, Gretchen Peters, Four Men & a Dog, Treacherous Orchestra, Raghu Dixit, Pine Leaf Boys, Steve Tilston, The Destroyers, Brian McNeill, Blackbeard’s Tea Party (ceilidh), Steamchicken (Kids ceilidh), Lucy Ward, Liz Green

Saturday 28th July
Clannad, The Proclaimers, Nanci Griffith, Roy Harper, Keb Mo Band, The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band
Lau, Gretchen Peters, Karine Polwart, Four Men and & a Dog, Pine Leaf Boys, The Unwanted, Jim Moray’s Silent, Ceilidh, JuJu, Lazy Lester & Friends, Phantom Limb, Brian McNeill, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, The Staves, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band, Habadekuk, Ioscaid, Rachel Sermani, O’Hooley & Tidlow, King Charles (acoustic)

Sunday 29th July
Joan Armatrading, Loreena McKennitt, Angelique Kidjo, Seth Lakeman, Nic Jones, Lau, Ruthie Foster, Karine Polwart, The Unwanted, Anaïs Mitchell, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, The Staves, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band, Habadekuk, Ioscaid, Lera Lynn, Pilgrims’ Way, The Young’uns, Moulettes

About the Cambridge Folk Festival
In autumn 1964 Cambridge City Council, decided to hold a music festival the next summer and asked Ken Woollard, a local firefighter and socialist political activist, to help organise it. Woollard had been inspired by a documentary, Jazz On A Summer’s Day, about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The first Festival sold 1400 tickets and almost broke even. Squeezed in as a late addition to the bill was a young Paul Simon who had just released I Am A Rock. The festival’s popularity quickly grew. Woollard continued as Festival organiser and artistic director up until his death in 1993. It is now run by Cambridge City Council Arts & Entertainments, together with over two hundred event staff.


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