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Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

July 28-31, 2016

Cambridge, UK

The Scene
THE FESTIVAL IS RENOWNED FOR ITS UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE AND AN ECLECTIC MIX OF MUSIC AND A WIDE DEFINITION OF WHAT MIGHT BE CONSIDERED FOLK. THE BEST TRADITIONAL FOLK ARTISTS FROM THE UK AND IRELAND RUB SHOULDERS WITH CUTTING EDGE CONTEMPORARY ACTS, THE FINEST AMERICAN COUNTRY, BLUES AND ROOTS ARTISTS, ACCLAIMED SINGER SONGWRITERS AND WORLD FAMOUS NAMES. BLUEGRASS, GOSPEL, CAJUN, ZYDECO, JAZZ, WORLD, KLEZMER AND CEILIDHS ARE ALSO REGULAR FEATURES. THE LINE UP HAS REFLECTED THE MANY CHANGES IN THE MUSIC SCENE FROM THE 60S TO THE PRESENT AND IS ALWAYS A HOTBED MIX OF THE OLD AND THE NEW.
Venue
Headliners
Gogol Bordello
2016 Lineup
  • Christy Moore (Sat)
  • Gogol Bordello (Fri)
  • Imelda May (Sun)
  • Glen Hansard (Fri)
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter (Sun)
  • Afro Celt Sound System (Sat)
  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Sat)
  • Kate Rusby (Sat)
  • Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band (Sun)
  • Jon Boden (Thurs)
  • Songs of Separation (Sat)
  • Sam Lee & Friends (Sun)
  • Michael McGoldrick Band (Fri)
  • Blazin’ Fiddles (Sun)
  • Solas (Sat/Sun)
  • Edward II (Fri)
  • Le Vent du Nord (Fri/Sat)
  • Duncan Chisholm (Sun)
  • Kíla (Sat/Sun)
  • Breabach (Sat)
  • Hot 8 Brass Band (Sun)
  • Cash Box Kings (Sat/Sun)
  • This Is The Kit (Sun)
  • Stick In The Wheel (Sat)
  • Seafret (Thurs)
  • The Mike + Ruthy Band (Fri/Sat)
  • Will Varley (Thurs)
  • Lisa O’Neill (Fri)
  • Brian McNeill (Fri/Sat)
  • Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (Sun)
  • Ímar (Thurs)
  • The Dovetail Trio (Thurs)
  • Flats & Sharps (Thurs)

 

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