Cambridge Folk Festival news: The wonderful Sisters of Elva Hill mesmerising the crowed in Cherry Hinton last …

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The wonderful Sisters of Elva Hill mesmerising the crowed in Cherry Hinton last month! #CamFolkFest19 #CoolAsFolkBallet #CoolAsFolk (Photo Aaron Parsons)



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Keep a weather eye 🌧️ on Cambridge because we've got some news coming next Tuesday and we think it's going to brighten the start of next week!! ⛅

But if you can't wait until Tuesday, why not tune into BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Monday night for The Folk Show and catch a little 🎙️ preview?
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Keep a weather eye 🌧️ on Cambridge because weve got some news coming next Tuesday and we think its going to brighten the start of next week!! ⛅

But if you cant wait until Tuesday, why not tune into BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Monday night for The Folk Show and catch a little 🎙️ preview?

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Ok, sneak preview for you all, we’ve been asked to do a one song set on Sunday...

Rob Dorling can't wait xxx

More names ?

Rhonda Tasker

Becki Smith

Hopefully skinny lister

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📣 Would-be designers, it’s time to get sketching!

We are thrilled to announce the 2020 T-Shirt competition is now open for entries! Don't miss your chance to win 2 full weekend tickets to the Festival & have your t-shirt sold as part of the 2020 official merchandise!

Find out more and enter your design here 👉👉 bit.ly/2uOzbbo
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📣  Would-be designers, it’s time to get sketching! 

We are thrilled to announce the 2020 T-Shirt competition is now open for entries! Dont miss your chance to win 2 full weekend tickets to the Festival & have your t-shirt sold as part of the 2020 official merchandise!

Find out more and enter your design here 👉👉 https://bit.ly/2uOzbbo

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Snowtap Gracie Tapner Susy May Snow

Emily x

Laurence Crow

Rebekah Loughran-Muir 🙂

I’m waiting for the announcement that there will be more than one accessible toilet with RUNNING water🥰

Dabrowa Catherine you would be amazing at this!!

Anna Conway top T-shirt designer 💕

Shaun Casey?

Lauren Varian

We love to see the shortlisted T-shirts each year😁

Heather Morgan x

Sarah Vandenberk 😀

Judy Malone

Zoe Newton

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Heads up folks! Our Apply to Play 2020 will close on the 20th Feb. If you haven't submitted your music yet... get it over quick!! bit.ly/31UCFVU ...

Heads up folks! Our Apply to Play 2020 will close on the 20th Feb. If you havent submitted your music yet... get it over quick!! https://bit.ly/31UCFVU

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The Very Lazy Sundays Pete White.

Paul Gillings

Adam Barnes

Carys Isabella Lewin Will Bisp 20th of Feb - no pressure!

Jac Laurie should we play?

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In honour of Valentine's Day... share your Cambridge stories!

Did you meet your special someone at the Festival? Fall in love? Propose? Get hitched even??

Share your romantic or Valentine’s related Cambridge story in the comments. We'll read them all and pick a winner for a nice treat this year.

Prize is special access to the backstage Guest Bar for 2 at this summer's festival. Winner to be picked at random.
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In honour of Valentines Day... share your Cambridge stories!

Did you meet your special someone at the Festival? Fall in love? Propose? Get hitched even??

Share your romantic or Valentine’s related Cambridge story in the comments. Well read them all and pick a winner for a nice treat this year. 

Prize is special access to the backstage Guest Bar for 2 at this summers festival. Winner to be picked at random.

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Thanks to everyone who entered! The competition is now closed and the winner will be notified shortly. Due to the volume of lovely comments we will be picking 2 lucky winners. Best of luck CFF HQ

For the last two years, we have been lucky to meet so many festival goers. So many have an emotional or romantic attachment to a the Cambridge Folk Festival , we absolutely love all their stories and always get moved by them. This is a very special festival! ❤️

No but we did see Passenger busk in the Guinness tent and then officially in The Den! About 3/4 years later he headlined the festival (was there again) and so cool to have Mike back this summer too (yes we’ll be there!) 😁

Oops My now husband says it differently Last people standing after Joan finished We sat on the very damp grass and he proposed

Jos Bailey....

I saw him busk too and had a great chat afterwards. Looking forward to seeing him again. A lovely man

I saved my sister Liz Lucking from drowning when she thought she could walk on water like the ducks do! 🤣 I had to pull her up by her hair and she actually had a go at me for pulling her hair! 😆

We met our platonic lovers Kairsti DoidgeJeni Luke Daniel Ashtonand Simon Angell there of that counts....

Just Absolutely Love CFF ❤️ Along with my husband and two special friends. We will all be with you again this year. Not directly “Our Own Romantic Tale” But the tale of a Scottish lady who’s name I never knew, who we met in a very panicky state, when she was desperately looking for her lost engagement ring💍, her husband had it hand made for her when he proposed and it obviously meant so much. We had already found it and our friend was on his way to lost property, I whisked her off to catch him up only to meet him coming back. With great thanks she went on to be reunited with her very precious engagement ring. The true spirit and love of Cambridge Folk. Debbie

In 2019 on the Sunday of he festival my wonderful partner proposed to me by the duck pond, have been attending the festival on and off for 25years and once again excited to be attending this year!

My husband and I decided to get married whilst watching The Proclaimers perform ‘Let’s get married’. The following year we chose our wedding rings at Cambridge from the amazing Hairy Growler - unique and beautiful. CFF is very much part of our lives - haven’t missed one in 15 years. 💖

I’ve met lots of special people at CFF, especially Rupert Et Rupert who’s wedding I am going to with Simon, Jeni Luke and Kairsti Doidge this weekend. Congratulations, you make a beautiful couple. X

In 2007 the first time I attended Cambridge folk festival my partner Jim proposed as we lay in our tent in the early morning He said “ it’s only right and proper” .... what a romantic I never thought I’d want to be married again Later the same day he bought me a beautiful silver ring with amethyst stones and got down on one knee( in the mud ) to propose again I was madly in love and still am We did eventually get married Joan Baez was amazing

Charlotte Cross 🤔🥰

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican have only ever played Cambridge Folk Festival once, when we had the honour of headlining the Club Stage last year. We fell in love with it, and we hope that some folk felt the love for us. It would be lovely to return one day. ♥️

CFF is my and my girlfriends ‘guaranteed little break’ just us , each year, and I love every second being with her seeing how much she enjoys it 4 days of that beautiful smile 😍😍

My wife and I bought our wedding rings at Cambridge 2 years ago , then went to show them off on our fingers to the lovely vendor we bought them from last year 😀💕

We love the Cambridge Folk Festival

Picked our wedding rings at Cambridge Folk Festival from Suay Design .... gorgeous rings and people commented during our special day.

My husband and I fell in love at CFF after being life long friends, and got engaged there 2 years later, receiving a shout out from Nick Mulvey on stage 2 months before our wedding last year! It featured heavily in both of our wedding speeches, very special place for us ❤️

I have been 18 times; my better half has come along twice. Not as much into music and festivals as I am, but he loved it and understands why I am so keen to go every year!

Seeing Frank Turner for the first time Amazing Newton Faulkner on Thursday night

I bought the best pair of shorts I've ever owned at the folkie... they traveled the world with me and I wore them when my small person played on stage in the club tent 2 years ago aged 6... heart overflowing moment

Love you Sean Pollard 💙

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We are chuffed to see so many of your lovely comments for the first 8 names! We have more coming your way in just a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

In the meantime, we're hard at work sorting out everything else that makes Cambridge great, from the Club Tent and The Den to children's activities and talks in the Flower Garden.

Get your tickets here>>> bit.ly/CambridgeFolk2020

(Photo by Aaron Parsons)
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We are chuffed to see so many of your lovely comments for the first 8 names! We have more coming your way in just a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled! 

In the meantime, were hard at work sorting out everything else that makes Cambridge great, from the Club Tent and The Den to childrens activities and talks in the Flower Garden.

Get your tickets here>>> bit.ly/CambridgeFolk2020

(Photo by Aaron Parsons)

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What a great shame that we have never seen the tremendous Hannes Wader from Germany at Cambridge? I have been a huge fan of this man since I first discovered his music in 1972...two years later I discovered Cambridge & I’ve been listening to Hannes & going to Cambridge ever since!! But NEVER together at the same time! A REALLY friendly invitation from the best & friendliest folk festival in the planet MIGHT JUST LURE HOM OUT OF RETIREMENT???

5 Hills Out would be amazing, I know they've applied, please give them the chance!

ray Davies

Findlay Napier please.

Just Tom & Pete a Cambridge group

Would be great to see Cambridge formed famous folk band The Willows, playing this year. Last saw them at the festival in 2015 playing to a packed crowd on stage 2, Mark Radcliffe broadcasted Bella's Fury live from their set on his BBC 2 Folk Show. www.thewillowsband.com

Paul Goodwin would be excellent , This guy deserves to be on main stage, and he is a well loved local song writer ,

Sean Taylor would be great to see.

Luke Jackson is a great artist you well worth a look and adding to your list

Would love to see Katie Doherty & the Navigators again. Also Will Varley please😊

Would like to see The Shires...Friday or Saturday,or both days😊

Local bands Max Bianco and the Bluehearts and The Mardlers would both be great additions to the bill.

We’re bringing our foster child. It will be his first festival and he’s really looking forward to it.

Christopher cross please

No festival lineup is complete without Show of Hands well done on securing them this year however my daughter Emily would vote for Frank Turner which I would also support.

really looking forward to it

Bring back The Waifs (last time was 2008 )

Siobhan McAlinden

Hoping for Seth Lakeman 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

India electric co. Would fit in a treat!!!

Della mae again! Incredible

Why have MALICORNE never been asked back? They were GREAT in 1974/5 (I forget which?) but since then...NOTHING? Pourquoi pas? C’est fou!!

Good for you ,Personaly I’m a big fan of the skegness folk festival ,I’ve been 4years on the run ,all under cover rooms comfy and warm all the grubs there and the booze ,and it’s nearer

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