More acts have been revealed for Cambridge Folk Festival, which takes place from Thursday 1st until Sunday 4th August 2019, at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, in Cambridge, including the choices of guest curator Nick Mulvey.
Nick Mulvey has assembled a diverse group of artists to perform, many showcasing his love of world music. There's North African party vibes the Algerian Tuareg desert with the rock quartet Imarhan (pictured above); the collaboration of Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita; English folk and lo-fi from Rachael Dadd; musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and teacher hailing from rural Zimbabwe Chartwell Dutiro; and with roots in West African sabra drumming fused with an eclectic mix of hip-hop, pop, jazz, electro, dub and even elements of prog there's Fofoulah. Making their debuts are Imarhan, Chartwell Dutiro and Fofoulah with the remainder making returns to the festival.
As part of a long-standing commitment to nurture new talent, Cambridge Folk Festival features up-and-coming Showcase Artists in the Club Tent. Every year, one of these talents is picked to return the following year for a slot on Stage 2. This year's showcase artists are Maz O'Connor, Lieutenant Leek, Bryony Griffith, PicaPica, and Becky Langan. Chosen from last year's line-up to return is AK Patterson on Stage 2.
Also added to the main bill today is the Devonian folk group Mad Dog Mcrea who blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ass-shakin' music.
Names already announced include Lucinda Williams, José González, Nick Mulvey, Richard Thompson, Ralph McTell, Tunng, Fisherman's Friends, Lil' Jimmy Reed & the A Team, Talisk, Nancy Kerr, James Fagan & Friends, Sam Sweeney, Jarrod Dickenson, Karine Polwart, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Amadou & Mariam and Blind Boys of Alabama, Graham Nash, The Unthanks, Gruff Rhys, Holy Moly & the Crackers, and many more. For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, with prices as detailed below.
Standard weekend: £179
18-21 year old weekend: £125.50
16-17 year old weekend: £99.50
Child 5-15 year old weekend: £47.50
Child 0-4 year old weekend: free
Cherry Hinton Hall Tents: £69.50
Cherry Hinton Caravan: £134.50
Cherry Hinton Hall Caravan Disabled access (PIP): £99.50
Coldham's Common Tent (or awning for Minivan/Campervan if required outside of plot size): £48.50
Coldham's Common Minivan/Caravan (5mx5m plot): £55.50
Coldham's Common Minivan/Caravan (7mx7m plot): £90.50
Thursday: Standard: £29.50; aged 16-21: £18.50; aged 5-15: £7
Friday: Standard: £73.50; aged 16-21: £42.50; aged 5-15: £20
Saturday or Sunday: Standard: £73.50; aged 16-21: £42.50; aged 5-15: £20
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