The BBC Radio 2 Cambridge Folk Festival is four days of folk music spanning across every definition and possible incarnation of the genre. The established event forms an annual crossroads where traditional and contemporary artists have met since 1965.
Cambridge’s stunning Cherry Hinton Hall provides the festival with its intimate feel, while audiences enjoy the sounds of Americana, roots and blues as well as zydeco, klezmer and cajun.
Recent acts that have wowed crowds include Cerys Matthews, The Blind Boys of Alabama, KT Tunstall, Jimmy Cliff and Billy Bragg with plenty of unknown and original talent impressing too.
The festival also has craft, music and instrument stalls, campsite entertainment and a food selection as varied as the line-up. A dedicated children’s area is devoted to keeping them little ‘uns amused and the spectator interaction is encouraged with festival-goers allowed to create their own music in the bar and campsite sessions.