Cambridge Folk Festival – full details

Cambridge Folk FestivalCambridge Folk Festival continues its tradition of hosting the biggest international stars in folk and roots music whilst also providing a platform for up and coming new artists and nurturing promising young talent.

Returning in 2022 after a 2 year hiatus, headliners for Stages 1 and 2 include: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes, Passenger, Seasick Steve, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Billy Bragg, Suzanne Vega and Clannad in the newly established Folk Legends slot. An exciting mix of much-anticipated artists completes the main stages bill (full listings above).

Catch tomorrow’s stars today in The Den, a smaller stage specially established to support musicians at the beginning of their careers. Well-known for spotting future hitmakers – Jake Bugg and Passenger first played The Den before headlining Stage 1 – Cambridge has assembled an impressive list of names sure to become new favourites. Sign-up slots will be available each day too.

A long-running staple of the Festival, The Club Tent not only hosts performances from local folk clubs throughout the weekend but also offers the chance to see newer artists in an intimate setting. 2022’s eclectic programme guarantees some must-see moments and includes the Cambridge Folk Festival ’22 Tastemaker Showcase Series.

Don’t miss the fantastic array of extra activities around the Festival site which make Cambridge such a unique weekend, which for 2022 include: The Folk Ballet, The Hub Band Project, Folk Idol, The Festival Session, The Songlines Interview, Storytelling, Workshops, Well-being and much more.

Novahub provides free Wi-Fi to our audience members throughout the Folk Festival weekend, allowing punters to share their incredible experiences with wider friends and family via social media and also help connect to the incredible artists featured over the 4 days.

We are delighted to have the long-term support from sponsor Otter Brewery, based in East Devon. Otter’s products: Otter Amber, Otter Ale, Otter Bitter and Otter Bright will all be served across the festival’s bars and are always very popular. We can’t wait for our audience to once again enjoy these products and have a fantastic time!

We are delighted to have Cambridge Water supporting the festival again this year. As a sponsor Cambridge Water will be on site encouraging people to visit their pop-up water bar to refill your reusable bottles. Staff will be on hand to talk about your water supply and water efficiency – also look out for their water tips and advice videos on our big screens.

Cambridge Folk Festival takes place 28 – 31 July 2022 in the picturesque grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge.

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Main Stage 2

Spiers and Boden – Davina & The Vagabonds – Samantha Crain – Janice Burns & Jon Doran 

The Club Tent

Steve Adams – Tapestri – Beans On Toast – Joshua Burnell – The English Fiddle Ensemble 

The Den

Flint Moore – Hannah Lou Clark – Old Man Boom – The Mardlers – Mahogany Tales 


 Main Stage 1

Seasick Steve – Suzanne Vega – Dustbowl Revival – Spiers and Boden – Findlay – Show Of Hands – Tapestri – The Copper Family  

Main Stage 2

Show Of Hands – The Magpie Arc – The Breath – Ballet Folk: The Tears of Jenny Greenteeth Simon Care Trio ceilidh – The Young’uns – VRï – Stumpy Oak – Maynard Flip Flop 

The Club Tent

Trousdale – Ferris & Sylvester – Brian McNeil – Jinda Biant – Conchur White – Songlines Interview with Spiers and Boden

The Den

Bess Atwell – Nati Dreddd – Bird In The Belly – Pearl Fish – Rachel Croft – Cynefin – Guise John Dhali – Ceitidh Mac – Loris and The Lion


Main Stage 1

Chico Trujillo – Passenger – Afro Celt Sound System – Spell Songs – This Is The Kit – The Young’uns – VRï – The Magpie Arc  

Main Stage 2

Dustbowl Revival – Elephant Sessions – Flook – Admiral Fallow – Elles Bailey – The Spooky Men’s Chorale – Julie Fowlis – Festival Session with Brian McNeill – Urban Folk Theory’s Silent Live Ceilidh Band 

The Club Tent

Gasper Nali – Lady Nade – Maddie Morris – Feis Rois – Gwenifer Raymond – Eve Goodman 

The Den

Bandits On The Run – Becoming Branches – Limerance – Katie Spencer – Memorial – Moore & Moss – Burd Ellen – Jodie Nicholson – The People Versus – Zoe Bestel 


Main Stage 1

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes – Billy Bragg

Legend Slot: Clannad – N’famady Kouyaté – The Spooky Men’s Chorale – Billie Marten Katherine Priddy 

Main Stage 2

Orchestra Baobab – Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram – Sam Lee – O’Hooley And Tidow – Lilith Ai – The Mary Wallopers – The Honest Poet – Mishra – Kids Show: Jason Maverick 

The Club Tent

The Mary Wallopers – Trials Of Cato – Nick Hart – Flo Perlin  

The Den

Fuzzy Lights – The Drystones – The Ocelots – Siv Jakobsen – Angeline Morrison – Judy Blank – Tape Runs Out – Daisy Chute – June Road

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