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Tickets for 50th Cambridge Folk Festival go on sale | FESTIVALPHOTO

Tickets for 50th Cambridge Folk Festival go on sale

31 July & 1, 2, 3 August 2014

Festival also awarded prestigious ‘Green’ Festival award

Tickets for the one of the oldest and most acclaimed folk festivals in the world will go on sale on Monday 2 December, with organisers anticipating another sell-out year as the event celebrates its 50th birthday.

Held annually in a beautiful tree lined park in Cambridge city centre, the four-day outdoor Festival is considered one of the ‘most prestigious’ in the world, according to The Times.

Having started life in 1965, the Festival has presented many globally established artists, including Paul Simon, KT Tunstall, The Waterboys, Mumford & Sons, Joan Armatrading, Buddy Guy, Jools Holland, Noah & The Whale, Emmylou Harris, Joe Strummer, Jake Bugg, Joan Baez, k.d. lang, Ray Davies, Jimmy Cliff, The Proclaimers, Christy Moore, Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Billy Connolly, James Taylor & The Pogues amongst many others.

The 14,000 capacity Festival showcases both international headline artists and young, emerging talent across four different stages and continues to enjoy sell-out success year on year. Renowned for its unique parkland setting, great facilities and family friendliness, the Festival offers something for everyone with street theatre, music workshops and sessions, raucous ceilidhs, open stages, a youth area, internet café, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, free creche, paddling pool and playground, real ale bars.

The Festival was also recently awarded the Highly Commended Greener Festival Award 2013 which signifies well managed environmentally-aware festivals which have taken significant steps to reduce waste, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and engage with the audience.

The first names for the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival will be announced next February.

Cambridge City Council Arts & Events Manager Elaine Midgley said ‘We intend to celebrate 50 years of amazing music and great times in style this coming summer and look forward to welcoming everyone to Cambridge in July’.

Tickets: Full Festival £138; Thursday £21; Friday £50; Saturday £60; Sunday £60. Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton £56, Coldham’s Common (second site) £38. Bookings subject to booking fee.

Online booking and information:

Phone booking: 01223 357851

Cambridge Folk Festival is promoted by Cambridge City Council.

Writer: Anthony May
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