Double chart topping, multi-platinum selling, Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will head the line-up for Thursday night at the 50th anniversary Cambridge Folk Festival.
Other names just announced for Thursday are: Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, recent winners of Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; folk-punk band Skinny Lister, gaining an increasing reputation for their rousing, high energy live shows; and raw, old-timey blues, Australian-Irish husband and wife duo Hat Fitz & Cara.
Also appearing on Thursday will be: Pokey LaFarge, playing a creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing; Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, a unique collaboration of classical harpist Finch and kora player Keita, exploring the traditions of Wales and Senegal.
See the Festival website www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk for more information and tickets.
Held annually in a beautiful tree lined park in Cambridge, the four-day outdoor Festival is considered one of the world’s most prestigious.
Having started life in 1965, the 14,000 capacity Festival showcases both international headline artists and young, emerging talent across four different stages and continues to enjoy sell-out success year on year. Renowned for its unique parkland setting, great facilities and family friendliness, the Festival offers something for everyone with street theatre, music workshops and sessions, raucous ceilidhs, open stages, a youth area, internet café, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, free creche, paddling pool and playground, real ale bars.
Tickets: Full Festival £121; Thursday £24.50; Friday £43.50; Saturday £63.50; Sunday
£63.50. Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton £59.50, Coldham’s Common (second site) £41.50. Prices include a booking fee.