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Oh hello #FolkFriday - this week we have our Saturday night headliner Patti Smith..enjoy 'Looking for You (Was I)' take a watch below... and just a gentle reminder: ONLY 3 WEEKS TO GO! #CambridgeFolkFestival2018Music video by Patti Smith performing Looking For You (Was I). (C)1996 Arista Records, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can you tell us more about the connection with Newport FF please? What does it actually mean?

With all the infrastructure that goes into putting on the festival to a limited audience? Is there a possibility of using the same infrastructure for a different type of festival the weekend after/ before?

If the sky was the limit, what would your plans for the festival be?.. (& what artist would you love to have perform?)

What’s the size of the programme going to be this year?

Has the possibility of installing a large screen at Stage 2 ever been considered.

hi and hello this is our 1st festival and stopping at the cherry hinton campsite. i would like to ask is there a shower block and also how far away is the carpark to the camp site to carry all our gear and is there also a shop that sells meat for a bbq

Are you going to make the lanyard programmes so they don’t disintegrate when wet?

When will the lineup be completed? It gets later each year which isn’t at all a complaint just an observation. For example last year the lineup was completed on May 24th. In 2016 it was April 7th and in 2015 March 19th!

As a fan of Barbara Dickson one of our most respected and talented singers, I wonder if there is a possibility she could be invited to perform at the festival

Are there charge points for mobile phones and is there free wi fi? Also will there be somewhere to buy a cup of tea/coffee??

As we're a family of five we've got a big tent. With this in mind I've paid for two pitches. Will that be enough!

Have you already picked next years guest curator? Will it be announced at the close of this years Fest as Rhiannon was? It’s a great idea the guest curatorship👍

So the lights have been so bright over night in the camping area. Can they be reduced at say midnight. I remember goi g and beexing a head torch or something to go to the loo. Last two years has been way too bright and for sleeping.

Can the lanyard be sold on line prior to festival? Alsi what about Mark Knoffler Celtic Connections headlining next year

Hi Sue. Knopfler is a great suggestion and we'd be interested in him. Re. the lanyard, as the info is confirmed quite for the lanyard (allowing for any last min changes) it's sadly not possible to sell in advance. Thanks. CHH HQ

I'm planning on coming next year for the first time. I'm looking at bringing my niece and she's 6. I know you are family friendly but will she be too young?

Hi, do you know the dates of the 2019 festival ?

The trek from the car park with camping stuff gets harder every year. We are 69 and lifting and carrying onto and off the bus is a nightmare every year. Is there anyway you could arrange drop off at site for us oldies

Why has the festival gone downhill the past couple of years ?

Who will be in the signing tent this year?

I understand that you Neil and no doubt some others worked for CFF both before and now during Cambridge Live running the Festival. What are the main changes you’ve seen since Cambridge Live took over? Is Cambridge Live trying to do something different than when the council were running it?

hi another question can you please give me some idea of the price of a pint a burger a cup of tea. just so we have an idea of the amount of money we need to take.

Hi how do you go about choosing lesser known artists for the line-up? Thanks! 🙂

I understand we can take our own drinks with us....can this be taken into the main arena?

What's your top tip for festival goers?

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20 thoughts on “Cambridge Folk Festival news: We’re thrilled to share with you the first names for the 2018 Festival… #Camb…

    Matthew van Heerden

    (December 6, 2017 - 7:58 pm)

    Anita Lewis have you seen this ?

    Mark James Asplin

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:01 pm)

    Judy Symonds

    Theresa Smith

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:03 pm)

    Derek Smith darlingside and Kate Rusby

    Jonathon Treebeard Binns

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:04 pm)

    Jazz Reeves I’ve always wanted to go to CFF… Would Patti smith convince you ? 🐵

    Juliet Brien

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:11 pm)

    Woohoo! Darlingside and Peatbog Faeries…Eliza Carthy…Kate Rusby😊 ( any chance you could sneak Frank Turner back on?) 😉

    Chris Fincham

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:17 pm)

    That’s more like it ! Looking good already.

    Ross Thomson

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:22 pm)

    Please book lankum formally lynched . They are beyond words good and is like to see them again next year . Thank you please 🙏🏻

    Richard Bulmer

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:25 pm)

    Irish Wren Mythen. See you in Cambridge. 😊

    Kathy Hadfield

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:36 pm)

    Maya David folkies?

    John Scott

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:48 pm)

    How about Railroad Earth. If you can get them, then I’m there. I’ve been recommending these for a long time

    Paul Myhill

    (December 6, 2017 - 8:48 pm)

    Rhiannon’s lined up to perform next year Greg Purling. Fingers crossed it will be the Saturday!!

    John Callaghan

    (December 6, 2017 - 9:21 pm)

    Johnny Flynn would be a great addition to the line up

    Fiona Maine

    (December 6, 2017 - 10:07 pm)

    Emma Asprey

    Jocelyn Irvine

    (December 6, 2017 - 10:28 pm)

    Fantastic! Just booked tickets and so excited 😝

    Carl Jonathan Bennett

    (December 6, 2017 - 11:13 pm)

    Jonathan Beech, Scenes.

    Ellen Harling

    (December 6, 2017 - 11:25 pm)

    Ang Harling love Janis Ian – would be great to see live!

    Fiona Crowe

    (December 7, 2017 - 8:01 am)

    Euan Crowe

    Ronnie Neilson

    (December 7, 2017 - 10:03 am)

    Great line up so far! What about Lisa Knapp? She released one of the folk albums of the year.

    Chris Brown

    (December 7, 2017 - 10:16 am)

    JoanneGrant and John prine, Eric Bibb!

    Lynne Pearce

    (December 7, 2017 - 7:18 pm)

    Adore Janis Ian.

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