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Cambridge folk festival reveals first wave of acts

First names include Lucinda Williams, José González and Richard Thompson.

Cambridge Folk Festival
Credit: Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge folk festival has revealed the first wave of acts set to perform at next summer’s event. Next year’s headline acts include the likes of José González, Lucinda Williams and guest curator, Nick Mulvey. Tickets for the festival can be purchased from the official website. Fans should buy tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Next year’s guest curator is no other than Nick Mulvey, who will take over the reins from Rhiannon Giddens, he will be selecting his favourite artists to join him at the Festival as well as taking to his stage during the weekend. José González will bring his beautiful, classically-inspired indie-folk to Cambridge Folk Festival whilst Grammy award winner, Lucinda Williams will bring rock, folk, country and blues. Other acts set to perform are listed below.

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and prestigious folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965, the Festival is renowned for its unique atmosphere and eclectic mix of music. It attracts legendary traditional folk artists along with cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest American country, blues and roots artists and acclaimed singer songwriters.

Cambridge Folk Festival is promoted by Cambridge Live, a charity established by Cambridge City Council to act as a catalyst for inspiring cultural experiences that everyone can be part of. Cambridge Live currently reaches over 300,000 people each year who engage in their activities which include: Cambridge Corn Exchange, The Guildhall, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Cambridge City Events.

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Cambridge folk festival first acts set to perform next year are:

Lucinda Williams / José González / Nick Mulvey / Richard Thompson (Solo Acoustic)/ Ralph Mctell / Tunng / Fisherman’s Friends / Karine Polwart / Lisa O’neill / Lil’ Jimmy Reed & The A Team / Talisk / Nancy Kerr/ James Fagan & Friends / Sam Sweeney / Rura / Jarrod Dickenson

Cambridge Folk Festival will take place between 1st and 4th August 2019.

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