Preview: Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 – First Acts Announced

Jo Cox

First lineup announcements were made this week in the run up to Cambridge Folk Festival’s 50th anniversary spectacular. Van Morrison debuts as Saturday night headliner along with Loudon Wainwright III, Rosanne Cash and a rare outing of The Full English.

Friday night sees Sinead O’Connor also making her Cambridge debut. She takes the headline slot alongside a trio of folk royalty in the form of Richard Thompson, Cara Dillon and Peggy Seeger.

Elsewhere young bluegrass star Sarah Jarosz will perform on both Saturday and Sunday, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo celebrate their own 50 year anniversary with an uplifting Sunday set.

Cambridge Folk Festival runs from 31st July – 3rd August 2014 at Cherry Hinton Hall. Tickets are on sale now from the website.