Wednesday, 13 January 2010

The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival Blog 2010

The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival now has a 2010 blog. Please go to to start following!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Tell us your fantasy Festival line-up!

Hi there,

We've started work on programming for next year's Festival and thought it might be fun to ask for your fantasy Cambridge line up, as well as for more practical suggestions.

So, who do you think, in an ideal world, should play the Festival? Do let us know!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Acoustic Magazine Review...

'My advice to anyone who likes great acoustic music and finding out about new sounds is to get your tickets as soon as they go on sale for Cambridge Folk Festival 2010. See you there' Andy Hughes, Acoustic Magazine

To read the rest of this review from Acoustic Magazine, please click here.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Press quotes about this year's Festival

“Now in its 45th year, the line-up is customarily sparkling, cutting across genres and musical barriers”

“This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival was yet again a wonderful testament to the power of music”

The Irish World

“It is marvellous to be able to report the Cambridge Folk Festival has been a triumph. The event is unique, both in terms of the quality of the performers it attracts, and the enthusiasm of the audience”
Cambridge News

“An eclectic and exciting bill, featuring the best in contemporary folk and roots music”

“Cambridge, of course, is the most famous folk festival in the world”

“The jewel in the crown of UK folk festivals is back for another year of jaw-dropping performances and good old-fashioned fun”
The Irish World

“Cambridge has certainly never worried about ridiculous definitions and has a proud history of broadening our horizons”

“But the joy of the Cambridge Folk Festival is that love for the traditions it enshrines spans the generations in the most natural way, with both an audience and performers of all ages converging for a four-day hootenanny”
The Scotsman

Thursday, 6 August 2009

The reviews are in...

"The beauty of Cambridge is the diversity of the bill. This year’s festival featured the finest in traditional folk, in the form of The Waterson Family, through to the best of bluesy funk, in the form of Booker T."
Shropshire Star

"Cambridge is continuing to be a decent mix of old and new, keeping 'folk' alive at a time when everyone seems to be trying to reinvent it."

To read a selection of press reviews from this year's Festival, click on the links below:

The Scotsman

The Times

The Daily Telegraph

Shropshire Star

Cambridge News

Cambridge News #2

The Guardian

And some blogs about the event:

Mike Harding's BBC Radio 2 blog

Mike Harding's BBC Radio 2 blog #2

The Co-operative

Underwurld Music

Sons of Loki

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Thanks for coming - see you next year!

This year's Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival was a great success and we had a fantastic time!  From the line-up to the crowd and the (mostly) blissful weather it was pretty much perfect.

Thanks to all who were here this year - we hope you had as good a time as we did.  Don't forget to comment on the blog and let us know about your best bits!

For all those who couldn't make make it this time, hopefully we'll see you next year!

Treacherous Orchestra close the Festival in style!

Closing the Festival this year was The Treacherous Orchestra - they're mad!

The thirteen young, Scottish folkers whipped the audience up into a frenzy of waving hands, jumping bodies, and dancing feet with their crazy dance music!

Using a managerie of instruments, the band created the the perfect atmosphere to end the Festival - not that anyone wanted it to end.

As we write the revellers are still milling around Cherry Hinton Hall, making music of their own (some good, some very bad - we blame the real ale!) and it looks like they'll be continuing the party into the wee small hours of the night!