Cambridge Folk Festival will continue supporting new and rising talent with the announcement of The Den’s line-up. The Den is the festival’s space for young, up-and-coming acts, showcasing the stars of tomorrow in an intimate and relaxed setting.
Director, Neil Jones comments: “For years, folk music has been accessible to everyone and with The Den, we want to make sure that these nascent artists have a showcase in front of their fans and peers that can give them a springboard to move up the bill. We are very proud that The Den has seen some incredible people who’ve performed in the warm and appreciative environment, go on to become household names. We hope to be welcoming these artists back as festival headliners of the future!”.
The Den 2018’s line-up is below:
Sam Green & The Midnight Heist / Hot Rock Pilgrims / Dan Bettridge
Stillhouse / Carousel / Kate Griffin And Ford Collier / Meaghan Blanchard / Bennett Wilson Poole / Bella Collins / Alice Phelps / Georgie / Ellie Dixon
Hazey Jane / Amy & The Calamities / Kiol / Bella Gaffney & Polly Bolton /
Zoe Wren / Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer / Ian George / Lozt / Jack Parker / Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
The Orange Circus Band / Sivu / Ferris & Sylvester / August And After / Mera Royle / Fellow Pynins / O&O / Sarah Munro
Already Announced: AK Patterson/ Amythyst Kiah/ Beth Nielsen Chapman/ Birds of Chicago/ Brian McNeill/ Brighde Chaimbeul/ Damien O’Kane and Ron Block/ Daoirí Farrell/ Darlingside/ Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickin’s/ Drever/ McCusker and Woomble/ Edgelarks/ Elephant Sessions/ Eliza Carthy & Saul Rose/ Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band/ Eric Bibb/ First Aid Kit/ Granny’s Attic/ Gordie Mackeeman and His Rhythm Boys/ Grace Petrie/ Honeyfeet/ Irish Mythen/ Janis Ian/ John Moreland/ John Prine/ John Smith Trio/ Kaia Kater/ Kate Rusby & Friends/ Kinnaris Quintet/ Luke Daniels/ Mark Lang/ Marlon Williams/ Moore/ Moss and Rutter/ Morganway/ Patti Smith/ Peatbog Faeries/ Peggy Seeger/ Peter Buckley Hill/ Pierce Brothers/ Punk Floyd/ Rhiannon Giddens/ Robert Vincent/ Rosanne Cash/ Songhoy Blues/ St Paul & The Broken Bones/ Stick in the Wheel/ Swamptruck/ Tamikrest/ The East Pointers/ The National Youth Folk Ensemble/ The Poozies/ The Shackelton Trio/The Shee/ Vera Van Heeringen Trio/ Vishten/ Whiskey Shivers/ William Crighton/ Yola Carter
Cambridge Folk Festival takes place between 2nd and 5th of August.