The finishing touches are being put to preparations at Cherry Hinton Hall in Cambridge as the Cambridge Folk Festival, which is already sold out, gets ready to celebrate its golden anniversary.
The 50th Cambridge Folk Festival has been sold out for months, highlighting its continued success and popularity. No tickets will be available for purchase at the gate over the festival weekend and the general public are advised not to travel to the festival if they do not have a ticket.
BBC Radio 2 has also confirmed that it will be broadcasting live from the event. The national radio station will broadcast a live show from Cherry Hinton with presenter Mark Radcliffe on Saturday 2 August between 3pm and 6pm. A follow up show of highlights from the event will also be broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe on Wednesday 6 August between 7pm and 8pm.
As well as the BBC Radio 2 broadcasts, festival goers and folk fans not lucky enough to be at the event will be able to catch up on activity at the festival by following the event’s social media feeds and official website which will be broadcasting exclusive backstage performances and interviews from artists at the festival. This content will be available to view on the festival’s website www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk and via the festival’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Among the headline acts for this year’s event are Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Richard Thompson and Rosanne Cash.
Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Community, Arts and Recreation, said: “The Cambridge Folk Festival reaching its 50th anniversary is a fantastic landmark. With the event once again sold out we look forward to welcoming attenders, both local and from further afield, to celebrate in style.”