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All the events listed below are taken from the latest “Hot Off The Press” latest festival news that the folking news desk have hand-picked for you.

Cambridge Folk Festival anounces more names

Further details of the line-up for Cambridge Folk Festival 2020 have been revealed in what promises to be an exciting weekend of top-notch music. One of the most consequential singer songwriters in the modern folk and Americana genre, Texas-based Patty Griffin makes only her second appearance at the Festival, following ...
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Judy Collins leads second wave of artists announced for Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed a second wave of artists on its 2020 line up topped by American folk legend, Judy Collins. Five time Grammy Award winning blues and Americana star Keb’ Mo’, Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi, a rare show from the Seckou Keita Quintet, a unique interpretation of the ...
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Larmer Tree Festival announces first names

The UK’s longest-running boutique festival Larmer Tree celebrates its 30th anniversary in style this summer with the announcement of the three biggest headliners in its history. Larmer Tree sets the standards that others follow and continues to present the essential festival experience. The festival again raises the bar in 2020, ...
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Cambridge Folk Festival – first names announced

Cambridge Folk Festival is thrilled to announce the first artists for its 2020 line-up: Making his Cambridge debut in an exclusive English festival appearance, iconic singer-songwriter and humanitarian Yusuf / Cat Stevens. From his early career in the 1960s when his timeless blend of pop, folk and blues propelled him ...
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Maverick announces first names for its thirteenth year

Maverick, the UK’s first and finest Americana festival is pleased to announce first names for its lucky thirteenth outing! This year‘s event will take place from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July showcasing the cream of the crop from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. The barns and outbuildings ...
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Gate To Southwell Festival – first names announced

There’ll be an excellent, eclectic and truly international line-up at this summer’s 14th Gate To Southwell music festival (June 4th-7th).  English roots stars Show Of Hands, the Galician piper-powered Anxo Lorenzo Band, Breton/Scots The Celtic Social Club and 2019 BBC folk award winners The Breath (featuring Rioghnach Connolly) are among the headline acts alongside three exceptional Scottish ...
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Starting line-up revealed for the annual Towersey Festival

Folk favourites Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span and Show of Hands are some of the confirmed acts that will welcome festival-goers at Towersey Festival’s new home of Buckinghamshire, in August 2020. The iconic folk and roots festival will celebrate its 56th year from 28-31 August 2020, in Buckinghamshire’s stunning Claydon Estate, ...
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FolkEast announces first names for 2020

As Early Bird tickets go on sale for the eighth FolkEast, England’s most easterly folk festival, organisers have announced the awesome Afro Celt Sound System will headline Saturday night. The Grammy Award-nominated supergroup are past masters at fusing electronica with traditional Irish and West African music, producing a scintillating, high ...
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Knockengorroch Festival announces first names for 2020

The first acts for Knockengorroch Festival 2020 have been announced and will include an exciting array of traditional, electronic and world music acts, bringing sounds from around the globe to the hills of Galloway. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy Scotland’s longest running greenfield festival, Knockengorroch, in the beautifully ...
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Cambridge 2020 tickets on sale next week

Tickets for Cambridge Folk Festival 2020 go on sale on Tuesday 10 December 2019. The Festival takes place 30 July – 2 August 2020 in the picturesque grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge. Early booking advisable. Purchase from: A highlight of the annual folk calendar and one of the ...
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Award Winning Underneath the Stars Festival announces first acts for 2020

Paul Carrack (Friday), Kate Rusby (Saturday) and Suzanne Vega (Sunday) are the first names to the be announced for the seventh Underneath the Stars festival. Run by the production team behind folk artist Kate Rusby, award-winning Underneath the Stars features music, performance arts, crafts and more for the whole family ...
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Cropredy 2020 line-up announced

Fairport's Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival announces the line-up for the 2020 event. Now in its forty-first year, the festival will take place on Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August 2020 on its usual farmland site in north Oxfordshire. "We're really pleased with this year's line-up", says ...
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