Shirley Collins And Loudon Wainwright Join Cambridge Folk Festival Bill

Perennial British folk torch-bearer and Wainwright père augment rich Cambridge Folk Festival bill of roots-facing music.

Shirley Collins

SHIRLEY COLLINS, the folk revival heroine whose best albums are sorted and hymned in the new issue of MOJO magazine (due in UK shops from Tuesday, March 21), and Loudon Wainwright III, the multi-talented singer-songwriter with a wry chaser, bring new reasons to sign up for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival. The hoedown takes place in the capital city of Fenland over the long weekend of 27-30 July, 2017.

Other acts unveiled today: Indigo Girls • Olivia Newton John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky (performing as grief-themed supergroup, Liv On) • Ward Thomas • Sharon Shannon • Cara Dillon • Fay Hield And The Hurricane Party • Admiral Fallow • Coven • Skerryvore • CC Smugglers • Blue Rose Code • Wildwood Kin • Jamie Smith’s Mabon • Fara • Beoga • William The Conqueror • The Furrow Collective • Rachel Newton • Niteworks • Belshazzar’s Feast • The Rheingans Sisters • Orphan Colours • Amythyst Kiah • Talisk • The Eskies • Brian McNeill • She Drew The Gun • Worry Dolls • Mawkin • Roxanne De Bastion • Robert Vincent • Tannara • Juanita Stein • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald • Amelia Coburn • She Shanties • The Urban Folk Theory Ceilidh • Chris T-T Sings A.A. Milne • Alluri

They join the already-announced Jake Bugg (in an acoustic incarnation), Oysterband, Lau, Hayseed Dixie, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings. See earlier MOJO post.

Tickets are now on sale:

Full Festival ticket: £167
Day tickets: £27.50 (Thu), £59.50 (Fri), £70 (Sun), Saturday tickets are sold out.
Camping at Cherry Hinton Hall and Coldham’s Common is available. Concession tickets (disabled access and carer, Under 21, Cambridge City Resident) are available. Please see the website for more information and full ticket prices: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk