Revel in one of Europe’s greatest folk festivals

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Join thousands in enjoying some of the finest folk music on Earth, at a gorgeous country hall in Cambridge.

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In 1964 local fireman and political activist Ken Woollard was approached by Cambridge City Council to organise a music festival. Buoyed by a documentary about the Newport Jazz Festival, Ken started the Cambridge Folk Festival, which still attracts many of the world's top acts to Cherry Hinton Hall, in the bucolic suburb of the same name. A young Paul Simon was a late addition to Ken's first line-up.

Today the festival continues to go from strength to strength, adding stars such as Mumford & Sons, Joan Baez and Idlewild to its alumni each summer. Ken worked as the festival organiser until his death in 1993, but he'd surely be happy with his festival's status as a highlight of the summer party circuit.

This year’s lineup includes Christy Moore, Gogol Bordello, Imelda May, Baaba Maal and Afro Celt Sound System.

Cambridge Folk Festival takes place from 28 to 31 July.

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