Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

art of clean cambridge folk festival

The much celebrated Cambridge Folk Festival arrived back at the beautiful grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall this August to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  This July-August 2014 marks 50 years since the festivals humble beginnings in 1965, now bringing more than ten thousand revellers to Cambridge. The festival offers a great family experience and the finest Folk artists from the UK and around the world. They are not bound to the genre of Folk alone, with world renowned artists also getting the crowds going with Blues, Country, Cajun and Gospel to name just a few.

Headlining this year the much hailed Van Morrison graced the main stage, with other legends including Sinead O’Connor, Rosanne Cash, and Loudon Wainwright III.  The engaging Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed a fantastic set on the main stage bringing on the huge Cambridge Festival Choir for a grand finale.
The great support and promotion by Cambridge County Council has helped the festival to grow over the decades.  BBC Radio 2 this year took a keen interest in the festival and it’s 50 year history, presenting a live show from Cherry Hinton Hall and exclaiming it’s as “one of Europe's top folk and roots festivals”. So impressed they are that Cambridge Folk Festival is being awarded at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards later this year.  This promotion of the festival and Cambridge in general has helped bring great publicity to the city, and hopefully many visitors to follow giving the city’s tourism and it’s great array independent business a boost.

BBC2 website

website for Cambridge folk festival 2014

Cambridge folk festival 2014 Playlist