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Cambridge Folk Festival
24 hours ago
Here are some more wonderful live sessions for you to enjoy in the coming weeks!
🪕 Join Niteworks this evening on their Facebook page from 8pm for their Barrowland Watch Party.
🪕 The legendary Richard Thompson - RT will be performing live on his Facebook page from 9pm this Sunday 29th March!
🪕 Folk Festival favourite Katherine Priddy will be doing a Facebook live stream on the 2nd April at 8pm! So make sureto add that to your calendar.
Lots of love
Folk Festival HQ ...
1 day ago
We are sorry to share the news that the 2020 Cambridge Folk Festival has been cancelled.
The safety of festival-goers, as well as the artists, staff and crew who make the Cambridge Folk Festival possible, is our top priority. The situation around coronavirus has been changing rapidly in the past days and weeks and, unfortunately, under the circumstances it is becoming too difficult to plan, prepare and deliver an event on the scale of the Folk Festival whilst keeping everyone safe.
We know this will be a blow not just for our festival-goers, many of whom have been supporting Cambridge loyally for many years, but for the incredible artists who make Cambridge so special, as well as for our staff and crew. Artists and many others working in the live music sector are under tremendous pressure, especially as many have already seen gigs and tours cancelled or postponed, and this decision has not been taken lightly.
As a local authority, Cambridge City Council, which runs the festival, has frontline responsibilities in times of crisis and is working hard to support local residents. Our immediate focus has to be on supporting our community through this difficult time, particularly those who are frail and vulnerable.
If you have already booked your tickets, rest assured your tickets are protected. You will be offered the choice of a refund or the chance to hold onto your tickets for the 2021 edition. Please be patient and wait to hear from us about your options for a refund – our Box Office is extremely busy and will contact you in due course.
For more info, including guidance from the NHS, please visit our website >> bit.ly/3dyo9sy
Thanks for supporting the Cambridge Folk Festival and see you in 2021.
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It’s a real blow, so sorry. Think 2021 is going to be a real blast! Xxx
Awwww this is such very sad news indeed!! Totally understandable in the current situation of the world! I’m very sad because we are next to the park where the festival is held so it’s going to be a n extremely strange quiet time without the festival and seeing the lead up preparations of the festival too!! 😢 Stay safe everyone and big loves everybody ❤️😢xx
So sad to be missing this highlight of our year. The line up was great so I'm hoping the artists will be able to make the next dates. Thanks for planning a fantastic event and good luck to you all for the next one. See you there 😊 x
Sending all our thoughts to the CFF team from Team SFF.
I'm particularly disappointed because I think this was potentially the best line up you've had for years. It would be great if you could keep the same acts for next year.
Happy to hold on to our tickets. Could you hold on to that lineup?😂 We send our love to the greatest music Festival in the world😘
Very, very sad. The right decision but I'm gutted. The guy who would be my husband first asked me out there. My kids have been since they were babies... So, many special memories... Stay safe, here's until the next time...
Not unexpected and definitely the right thing given the circumstances, but totally gutted that I won’t see my Cambridge “family” this year 😭
Was one of the best line ups for years but totally understand and agree with the decision. Best wishes to all the fabulous struggling performers at this difficult time... stay safe all.
Sad to hear, but not unexpected. Please hang on to that lineup for next year to give us all something to look forward to 😊
Completely understandable but sad that the highlight of my calendar year is not going ahead. But I’m sure the same familiar faces will be back in 2021 and my very best wishes go out to you all.
Also sad that there will be 2020 tag missing from our tent - maybe we’ll laminate the tickets (which I’m sure I already have) and use them instead!!!
😢 it’s an excuse to come back bigger and better next year! Been listening to Nick Mulveys Live sessions on Instagram in the garden and pretending to be at Cambridge Folk fest again ❤️
I’d like to join the chorus of voices saying please put this year’s artists into cold storage and thaw them all out in time for a great festival in 2021.
Not a surprise, and the most responsible decision to make! Stay safe everyone!
Right decision- but gutted xx Please keep as much of the lineup as possible xx
The correct decision. So sad that Lynne Sellman and I won’t see people we see every year, that we say “hi” to but don’t necessarily know their names - apart from “Ukulele Keith”, his friend Paul (and sons).
Be so sad to miss this year. We'll just need to double the enjoyment in 2021. Virtual hugs to all CFF crew and festival goers.
Gutted. Kinda knew it was coming though and of course it's the right decision. I'm assuming that the cost of the Glamping will be refunded as well?
Just echoing what others have said. Please roll over the line up.
And I was given a ticket to go this year with my son, daughter in law and friends! First time for us for many years. Richard Green see you next year? X
Understandable. I have been going for years and will be there in 2021 instead.
Inevitably really, so sad amazing line up, hope they are all on board next year , lets party like
Fully understand. Right choice I am afraid. Deferral to next year sensible option for all.
Very sad news but in the current climate the only real option. Looking forward to 2021 already!
2 days ago
📖 Legendary festival storyteller John Row is currently programming a wonderful virtual storytelling tent,
Head to the World Story Telling Cafe to discover brilliant new stories daily 👉👉 bit.ly/33NtyHC ...
3 days ago
Friends, we wanted to share some more wonderful online sessions happening over the coming days!
🪕 Tim Edey will be streaming a live session this evening so make sure to check in.
🪕 Tune in to StageIt from 7:30pm tonight to catch the brilliant John Smith live in session.
🪕 Head over to Ciaran Algar page to watch lots of his wonderful collaborations with many other wonderful musicans!
We'll have more for you very soon!
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