Cambridge Folk Festival has a long-standing reputation for providing a platform for up-and-coming new artists and nurturing promising young talent. This commitment continues in 2023 with a fascinating programme for Emerging Talent Stage The Den.
Once again displaying an unerring knack for spotting tomorrow’s stars today, Cambridge will host the hottest new artists from the folk and roots world in The Den, a smaller stage specially established to support musicians at the beginning of their careers. Future hitmakers Jake Bugg and Passenger first played The Den before headlining Stage 1 and 2023’s impressive names are sure to become new favourites. Sign-up slots will be available each day too.
Now in its 5th year, the Christian Raphael Prize seeks to award a talented musician or group of musicians the tools they need to take the next step towards becoming a successful professional. 18 of the artists performing in The Den will be considered for this prize and last year’s winner Angeline Morrison is performing on Stages 1 and 2 this year.
The full Den line-up is:
29th Funktion – Abhainn – Amy Papiransky – Anna Ling
Before Breakfast – Broadside Hacks – Chris Cleverley
Dominie Hooper – Eddy Smith & the 507 – Elkyn – Ellie Gowers
Elsi – Emily Simmons – Etaoin – Frankie Archer – ghostgirl
Good Habits – Hector Shaw – Imlac – Isabella Coulstock
Jenny Colquitt – Marie White – me + deboe – Milly Upton
MT Jones – Mythopoeic – Naala – Niall McNamee
Owen Spafford & Louis Campbell – Paige Temperley – ROB.GREEN
Rossa Murray & The Blowin’ Winds – Sam Wilkinson
Full festival ticket: £205, Thursday: £31, Friday: £83, Saturday: £83, Sunday: £83
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