Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 - around the festival site
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Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August 2018
Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8DW, England MAP
£175.50 for the weekend
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Tue 24th Jul 2018

The Cambridge Folk Festival's prestigious reputation for quality music in intimate surroundings means tickets always sell out very quickly. The music is much more than traditional folk.

The 54th festival will be taking place from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th August 2018, at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, in Cambridge. Rhiannon Giddens has taken the role of Guest Curator of Cambridge Folk Festival 2018. 


The first acts are confirmed, with Patti Smith & her band, John Prine, First Aid Kit, Janis Ian, Rosanne Cash, Songhoy Blues, Kate Rusby & Friends, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Eric Bibb, Rhiannon Giddens, Elephant Sessions, John Smith, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Marlon Williams, and many more..

For the full music details including day and stage splits please see the line-up page.

There's also workshops for children, youths, and adults, as well as talks, storytelling, yoga, and much more.


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Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-

Standard: £175.50
18-21 year old: £123.50
16-17 year old: £98.50
Child 5-15 year old: £46.50
Child 0-4 year old: free

Thursday: Standard: £29; aged 5-21 year old: £18
Friday: Standard: £62; aged 5-21 year old: £36.50 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday: Standard: £72.50; aged 5-21 year old: £41.50 (SOLD OUT)

Music programme times

Music takes place as follows: Thursday 6pm-10pm; Friday 1pm-11.30pm; Saturday midday-11.30pm; Sunday midday-11pm.


The campsites (charge per tent, not per person) also provide their own friendly entertainment. There is also on-site entertainment for kids.

There'll be more information here when available.

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