Festivals: Further Acts Added To Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

Cambridge Folk Festival has this week announced the final headliners and a whole host of new acts set to entertain the crowds at Cherry Hinton Hall August 1st – 4th

Newly announced as Friday’s headliners are the collective of Calexico and Iron & Wine. The trio consisting of Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Joey Burns and John Convertino (Calexico) will be performing their country-blues rock to the Cambridge faithful

Also announced are the Sunday night headliners, another collaboration, this time between the most famous ambassadors of Malian and African music, Amadou & Mariam and the living legends of gospel music, Blind Boys Of Alabama. Having collectively worked with everyone from Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Damon Albarn, this eclectic mash-up will be the perfect end to the weekend

Having recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the esteemed Americana UK Awards, Graham Nash needs no introduction. His history from The Hollies to Cosby, Stills, Nash & Young and through his solo career has cemented him as one of our greatest ever songwriters

Best known as frontman for Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals, songwriter and composer Gruff Rhys has more recently been carving out a very successful solo career and will be making his debut at Cambridge Folk Festival

Mixing Northumbrian folk music with traditional English folk music and many other musical genres, The Unthanks siblings are no strangers to the Cambridge audience. They will be joined at the festival by fellow Northumbrian Kathryn Tickell and her band of musicians from elsewhere in England, Scotland and Ireland, The Darkening

Stage 1 headliners are Calexico and Iron & Wine (Friday), Lucinda Williams (Saturday) and From Bamako to Birmingham featuring Amadou and Mariam and Blind Boys of Alabama (Sunday). Stage 2 headliners are Ralph McTell (Thursday), Robert Finley (Friday), Tunng (Saturday)

New Names Added:
Calexico and Iron & Wine
Amadou & Mariam
The Blind Boys of Alabam
Graham Nash
The Unthanks
Gruff Rhys
Robert Finley
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
The Rails
McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle
Siobhan Miller
Holy Moly & the Crackers
The Tweed Project
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Already Announced:
Lucinda Williams
José González
Nick Mulvey
Richard Thompson
Ralph McTell
Fisherman’s Friends
Lisa O’Neill
Lil’ Jimmy Reed & the A Team
Nancy Kerr, James Fagan & Friends
Sam Sweeney
Jarrod Dickenson
Karine Polwart


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