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7th December 2017

First acts announced for Cambridge Folk Festival

Patti Smith, John Prine, Janis Ian and Rosanne Cash to headline

Cambridge Folk Festival have announced the first headliners for the 2018 line-up. Saturday night’s headline slot will see the iconic Patti Smith and her band onstage while Sunday night’s headliner is the legendary John Prine. Joining the diverse line-up and appearing as a UK Festival exclusive is singer/songwriter Janis Ian, along with Rosanne Cash and a full supporting line-up of musicians and artists including Kate Rusby & Friends, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band plus blues legend Eric Bibb. 
 
Patti Smith
Patti Smith

The highly acclaimed Americana pioneer Rhiannon Giddens, will be performing on Stage One, as well as being guest curator for Cambridge Folk Festival.
 
Also announced today are Elephant Sessions, John Smith, The Pierce Brothers, Irish Mythen, Darlingside, Tamikrest, The Shee, Peatbog Faeries, John Moreland, Gordie MacKeeman And His Rhythm Boys, Damien O’Kane and Ron Block, The East Pointers, Darren Eedens And The Slim Pickins’, National Youth Folk Ensemble.
 
2018 is the first year of Cambridge Folk Festival’s historic twinning with the legendary US Newport Folk Festival. This partnership will herald the beginning of a new transatlantic artistic relationship, allowing two iconic festivals that have grown up together since the 1960s  to share ideas, experiences and artists. 

Full Festival tickets cost £175.50, day tickets are £29 (Thu), £62 (Fri), £72.50 (Sat) and £72.50(Sun). Available from the Festival Website

Cambridge Folk Festival will take place from August 2nd to the 5th at Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge.
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