Following on from our previous announcement regarding this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival line-up, we’re increasingly pleased with the way that 2012 is shaping up, and it’s not even finished yet. The big, warm, fuzzy Mummy of fiddle-led festivals will take place from 26th to 29th July this year, and will feature a few FFS regulars, as well as some more traditional old folk hands, and the usual smattering of world music.
The 2012 iteration of this festival, which has been going pretty much since the beginning of time (1964, in case you’re into specifics), shows a clear decision to give plenty of exposure to the youngest generation of folk musicians, as well as giving plenty of space to the more traditional side of the genre.
If you fancy a good long wallow in the sounds that have inspired the likes of Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, Beth Jeans Houghton and Emmy the Great, as well as catching sets from young’uns including The Staves, The Unthanks, Dry the River, James Vincent McMorrow and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, may we cordially invite you to Cambridge this summer?
For complete listings as they’re updated, as well as tickets, visit the Cambridge Folk Festival website.