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Cambridge Folk Festival

Listed under Festivals in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Cambridge folk festival ticks all the folkie boxes. The gorgeous and historic city of Cambridge is just the right setting for starters. The campsites and countryside are glorious of course; but it’s always nice to know that a short bus journey (buses leave from outside the festival) will take you into the city where civilisation beckons.

Back to the festival itself though; a number of stages and tents are host to the biggest folk musicians of all time. This is an alternative festival of course, so it’s quite right that something wackier beginning with ‘Y’ is thrown into the line – up. That something is, in fact you. Every year, visitors are encouraged to bring their instruments and get involved. Various sporadic jamming sessions take place in and around the campsites and on stage every year; anything goes.

If the music or the happy camping gets a little too much then there are plenty of other things to get involved in. T’ai chi and healing sessions, street theatre performances, arts, crafts and sculptures are to name but a few. There are miniature versions for children too including music lessons. That way, at least they will be in tune when you head back to the campsite for that evening camp fire folkie sing-a-long.

Written by  Lucinda Day.

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