This festivals prestigious reputation for quality music in intimate surroundings means tickets always sell out quickly. The music is much more than trad folk.
The campsites provide their own friendly entertainment. There is an extra charge for camping (£27 or £18, dependant on campsite).
There is also entertainment for kids.
Music takes place Thursday 6 - 10pm, Friday 3 - 11.30pm, Saturday 12 - 11.30pm, Sunday 12 - 11pm.
Workshops and campsite entertainment before start of music.
Performances will include: an appearance from Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros; an exclusive UK festival appearance from folk-pop duo the Indigo Girls; a special acoustic performance by The Waterboys; a rare solo show by Cambridge favourite Billy Bragg; John Prine; The Dubliners, with Ronnie Drew & Jim McCann; an exclusive European appearance from US singer-songwriter Iris DeMent; Chumbawamba, now fusing breakbeats and folk samples with their characteristic protest stance; Oysterband, with the extended line-up of James O'Grady and Benji Kirkpatrick; gypsy band and World Music Award winners Taraf De Haidouks; together with her all star line-up, the Kate Rusby Band; a rare Festival appearance from Irish traditional band Altan; Eric Bibb, playing solo and with his band; Blue Murder, featuring Norma Waterson, Mike Waterson, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, plus Coope, Boyes & Simpson; Eliza Carthy & Martin Green; jazz-hued acoustic music from Alison Brown Quartet; Cara Dillon;;Rory McLeod; and US songwriter Chip Taylor .
For the full confirmed list, click here.
Tickets: Full Festival (not including camping) £62; Friday £21; Saturday £32; Sunday £31
Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton Hall £27; Coldhams Common £18 (second site).
Concessions, young people, children and access details from Box Office (01223) 357851.Booking from May 1 2002.
Information: (01223) 457245
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