The Cambridge Folk Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in style this summer – July 31-August 3 – with Van Morrison and Sinéad O’Connor set to fill two of the headline slots.
On July 31, the Cambridge Folk Festival will reach the grand old age of 50 and organisers have announced the first names on what is shaping up to be a rather diverse and impressive line-up.
To celebrate the milestone, Sinead O’Connor will perform on the Friday evening with Van Morrison making his Cambridge Folk Festival debut on the Sunday. Other acts include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peggy Seeger and the winners of Best Group and Best Album at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Full English.
To coincide with this announcement, the festival also picked up the prestigious Good Tradition award at last week’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, giving the organisers even more reason to celebrate.
Acts announced so far:
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Thurs), Pokey LaFarge (Thurs/Fri), Sinéad O’Connor (Fri), Richard Thompson (Fri), Afro Celt Sound System (Fri), Peggy Seeger (Fri), Cara Dillon (Fri), Rosanne Cash (Sat), Loudon Wainwright III (Sat) The Full English (Sat), Lúnasa (Sat/Sun); Sarah Jarosz (Sat/Sun), Van Morrison (Sun), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Sun), Jason Isbell (Sun)
Check out the festival website www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk for more information and tickets. More artists to be announced.