Imelda May, Christy Moore and Gogol Bordello among first names announced for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival

Folk Festival

Folk Festival - Credit: Archant

The first names have been revealed for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival – and there are some big ones!

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival - Credit: Archant

The first names have been revealed for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival – and there are some big ones!

Irish folk singer Christy Moore will make an exclusive English festival appearance, high energy gypsy folk-punk band Gogol Bordello, rockabilly singer-songwriter Imelda May, American singer-songwriter and multi Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter and soul group Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires are all set to perform.

Having started life in 1965, the 14,000 capacity festival offers four covered stages, music workshops and sessions, ceilidhs, open stages, street theatre, real ale bars, and various camping options.

For younger children there is storytelling, a free crèche, paddling pool and a playground.

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival - Credit: Archant


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The festival is held at Cherry Hinton Hall between July 28 and 31.

Visit www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk or call the box office on 01223 357851for more information and ticket details.

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These are the artists announced to play so far:

Christy Moore (Sat), Gogol Bordello (Fri), Imelda May (Sun),

Glen Hansard (Fri), Mary Chapin Carpenter (Sun), Afro Celt Sound System (Sat),

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Sat), Kate Rusby (Sat),

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band (Sun), Jon Boden (Thurs), Songs of Separation (Sat),

Sam Lee & Friends (Sun), Michael McGoldrick Band (Fri), Blazin’ Fiddles (Sun), Solas (Sat/Sun), Edward II (Fri), Le Vent du Nord (Fri/Sat), Duncan Chisholm (Sun), Kíla (Sat/Sun), Breabach (Sat), Hot 8 Brass Band (Sun), Cash Box Kings (Sat/Sun), This Is The Kit (Sun), Stick In The Wheel (Sat), Seafret (Thurs), The Mike + Ruthy Band (Fri/Sat), Will Varley (Thurs), Lisa O’Neill (Fri),

Brian McNeill (Fri/Sat), Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (Sun), Ímar (Thurs),

Glorystrokes (Fri), Steamchicken (Fri), The Dovetail Trio (Thurs),

Flats & Sharps (Thurs), Funbox (Sun), Silent Ceilidh (Sat), The BarrowBand (Fri).

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