Cambridge Folk Festival 2022

Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2022
Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8DW, England MAP
£187, Thursday: £31, Friday: £78.28, Saturday: £78.28, Sunday: £78.28 camping extra
Daily capacity: 14,000
Last updated: Tue 19th Jul 2022

The 56th Cambridge Folk Festival will be taking place from Thursday 28th July until Sunday 31st July 2022, at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, in Cambridge.


Acts include The Gipsy Kings ft Nicolas Reyes, Passenger, Seasick Steve, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Billy Bragg, Suzanne Vega, Clannad, Spell Songs, This Is The Kit, and many more for the details as available, please see the line-up page.

The 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, and there's also mindfulness workshops and talks, children's concerts, ceilidhs, facepainting, storytelling, playgrounds, paddling pool, street theatre and even a wandering magician.

This year includes a specially curated Folk Ballet on Friday, presented by Debbie Norris’s Ballet Folk and Words from a Fiddlers Daughter / Ciderhouse Rebellion.  This new collaboration offers an original folk ballet, The Tears of Jenny Greenteeth which is an adaptation of the traditional folk tale of Jenny Greenteeth. Poet Jessie Summerhayes, musicians Adam Summerhayes and Murray Grainger, and Director/Choreographer Debbie Norris have created a piece of theatre that uses the interplay between poetry, music and contemporary ballet to transport audiences to the valley of Greenwater to witness the dark yet triumphant story of Jenny Greenteeth.


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Tickets for 2022 are on sale.

Weekend tickets (camping extra)
Standard weekend: £187.50 
under-18 weekend: £49

Day tickets
Thursday: adult: £30; under-18: £7
Friday / Saturday / Sunday: adult £78.28; under-18: £20.

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.


A wide variety of workshops are on offer for all ages including instrument making, willow sculpture, knitting, songwriting, drawing, storytelling, clog dancing, juggling, paddling, den building, tai-chi, and artist-led music making.

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