Cambridge Folk Festival 2024

Cambridge Folk Festival

buy tickets now > Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2024
Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8DW, England MAP
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Full festival ticket £230 including booking fees
Daily capacity: 14,000
Last updated: Wed 1st May 2024

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and most prestigious folk festivals in the world. 

Established by Cambridge City Council in 1964, the festival is renowned for its unique atmosphere and eclectic mix of music.

It will take place from Thursday 25th July until Sunday 28th July 2024, at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, in Cambridge.


Among the first confirmed acts are allround music legend Robert Plant & Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian.

In a totally exclusive UK festival appearance the phenomenal Transatlantic Sessions come to Cambridge. Transatlantic Sessions celebrate the rich traditions that connect Scotland, Ireland and the USA and features a spectacular line up that includes Tommy Emmanuel, Karen Matheson, Aoife O’Donovan, and duo Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves  and the Transatlantic Sessions house band led by Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas, features renowned Celtic and roots musicians Phil Cunningham, John Doyle, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, Donald Shaw, James MacKintosh and Daniel Kimbro,

Also confirmed are Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Aoife O’Donovan, Bess Atwell, Birdvox, Butler, Blake & Grant, Capercaillie, Dani Larkin, Darlingside, Dean Owens & The Sinners, Fantastic Negrito, FARA, Flamy Grant, Genticorum, Hollie Cook, Jeremy Dutcher, Jon Muq, Jerry Douglas, Katherine Priddy , The Langan Band, Larkin Poe, Locarno, Leyla McCalla, Lizzie No, Mec Lir,  Michael McGoldrick - John McCusker & John Doyle, Mitsune, Nitin Sawhney, Niall McCabe, Nora Brown & Stephanie Colema, Oysterband, Peggy Seeger & Family, Raghu Dixit, Ralph McTell, Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet, Talisk, The Paperboys, Rum Ragged, Sangjaru, Sarah Hagen, Smith & Brewer Band, Taylor McCall, Turin Brakes and Tommy Emmanuel.

Robert Plant & Saving Grace featuringSuzi Dian

Announcing an exciting new partnership with Showcase Scotland Expo, Cambridge Folk will showcase the finest emerging artists from Scotland including Assynt, Constant Follower, Eabhal, Falasgair, Hannah Rarity, Paper Sparrows, Paul McKenna (solo), Sian, Ainsley Hamill, Birdvox, The Langan Band, and Dean Owens and The Sinners.

Furthermore, the keenly anticipated line-up for the emerging talent stage, The Den, has been confirmed as Áine Deane, Amateur Theatre Group, Anna McLuckie, Annie Bayli, Around About Dusk, Auka,Brown Horse, Chiara Gilmore, David Burnett, Ernest Aines, Fran Lusty, Francesca Louise, Gareth Dunlop, Jakey Boy Hughes, Joey Mac, Kim Yang, Konyikeh, Lily Lyons, Lorraine Nash, Lucy & Hazel, Mat Hunsley, Mezanmi, Mima Merrow, Monique Clare, Nectar Woode, River Roots, Robin Adams, Seánie Bermingham, Sorrel Nation, The Deep Blue, Tricia Collins.

Slow Worm Records - a new label based in London specialising in folk, trad, experimental, improvised and electro-acoustic music and created by musician and producer Tom Moore - will hold a takeover of The Den featuring eight of its finest artists: Grace Lemon, Paddi Benson, James Gavin, Tim Fairhall, Dave Malkin, Louis Campbell, Tom Moore and Archie Churchill-Moss.

Eighteen of the thirty-plus artists playing The Den will be short-listed for The Christian Raphael Prize, which seeks to award a talented musician or group of musicians the tools they need to take the next step towards becoming a successful professional, including a year-long bursary, time in a studio or rehearsal space, a spot on the following year’s Festival, and music industry advice.

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.

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Full festival ticket: £230, Thursday: £35, Friday: £89, Saturday: £89, Sunday: £89

Prices include booking fees. Please see website for concessions, camping and parking information.


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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