Festivals by genre: Folk

One of the longest running festivals of all the genres, Cambridge Folk festival was first established in 1965. Initially billed as a jazz festival, the format soon started to bring together an eclectic mix of artists from the spectrum of folk at one event.

Despite the genre not been the most popular in music, 14,000 people attended last year’s event, which saw Passenger, Joan Baez and Wilko Johnson headline the festival.

Founded in the picturesque location of Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge. The folk festival blends musical acts together with stalls, poets and workshops. Notable partners during the modern era of the event are the BBC and Sky, who have broadcast live from the festival site since 2005.

2017 sees Jake Bugg, Indigo Girls and Loundon Wainwright III fronting the festival on the main stage. Individual day tickets for Saturday are sold out, as well as Sunday which has limited availability remaining. However, there are still an abundance of Thursday and Friday day tickets and a number of weekend tickets are still available for purchase on the official festival website.

https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival

Image credit:  http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3129825

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