Wednesday 29 February 2012

Cambridge Folk Festival - New Artists Announced‏...

26, 27, 28, 29 JULY 2012


Roy Harper (Sat)
The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Band (Sat)
Seth Lakeman (Sun) Lau (Sat/Sun)
Gretchen Peters (Fri/Sat) Karine Polwart (Sat/Sun)
Pine Leaf Boys (Fri/Sat) Treacherous Orchestra (Fri)
Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh (Sat) Brian McNeill (Fri/Sat)
Tim Edey & Brendan Power (Thurs) Megson (Thurs)
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party (Sat/Sun)
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band (Sat/Sun) ahab (Thurs)
Habadekuk (Sat/Sun) Blackbeard’s Tea Party (Fri) Ioscaid (Thurs)


Clannad (Sat), Joan Armatrading (Sun), The Proclaimers (Sat),
Loreena McKennitt, (Sun) June Tabor & Oysterband (Fri)
Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday (Thurs) Nic Jones (Sun).

More international headline names plus emerging and contemporary stars will be announced very soon.

The latest names to be revealed for Europe’s most famous folk festival are renowned British singer-songwriter and guitarist, Roy Harper, cited by many including Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & Fleet Foxes as a key influence ♦ the inspired combination of acclaimed and innovative folk band The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Band, National Brass Band Champions of Great Britain, making a very special appearance together ♦ multi award winning singer-songwriter Seth Lakeman, known for his charismatic live shows ♦ BBC Folk Awards Best Group winners 2008-2010 Lau, featuring the peerless musicianship of Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aiden O’Rourke ♦ articulate, Nashville based singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, currently enjoying success with her acclaimed Hello Cruel World album ♦ critically acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter and social commentator Karine Polwart launching her new album at the Festival ♦ Louisiana’s finest contemporary Cajun dance band Pine Leaf Boys ♦ Treacherous Orchestra, the thrilling folk big band, taking Scottish dance music to a new dimension ♦ back by popular demand Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh ♦ multi-talented musician and composer Brian McNeill leading the Festival Session ♦ virtuoso instrumentalists Tim Edey & Brendan Power, winners of 2012 BBC Folk Awards for Best Duo and Best Musician ♦ trailblazing nu-folk duo Megson ♦ rising young London alt-country band with an enviable live reputation ahab ♦ exciting Danish band Habadekuk fusing salsa, jazz, folk and fast-paced polkas ♦ barnstorming folk-rock ceilidh band Blackbeard’s Tea Party and Irish traditional music from BBC Young Folk Award winners Ioscaid.

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Tickets: Full Festival £120; Thursday £19; Friday £41; Saturday £52; Sunday £52. Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton £52, Coldhams Common £36 (second site).
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