Cambridge Folk Festival is carrying on its long tradition of supporting rising talent with the announcement of The Den’s lineup. The Den is the festival’s space for young, up-and-coming acts, presenting the stars of tomorrow in an intimate and relaxed environment.
Cambridge Folk Festival has always had a special relationship with talent across all the stages and The Den is seen as equally important for artists and festival-goers alike. Set in a beautiful Indian marquee, the stage offers a real ‘up close and personal’ experience whereby performers can nurture their live performance skills.
Past performers have gone on to global success and can credit Cambridge as one of their big breaks. From Ward Thomas, The Staves and Passenger to The Wandering Hearts and Jake Bugg, The Den has been THE place to see the future of folk music.
The Luck | Hot Rock Pilgrims | Dan Bettridge
Stillhouse | Carousel | Kate Griffin and Ford Collier | Meaghan Blanchard | Bennett Wilson Poole | Alice Phelps | Georgie | Ellie Dixon | Bella Collins | History and Lore
Hazey Jane | Amy & The Calamities | KIOL | Bella Gaffney & Polly Bolton | Zoe Wren | Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer | Ian George | LOZT | Jack Parker | Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
The Orange Circus Band | SIVU | Ferris & Sylvester | August and After | Mera Royle | Fellow Pynins | O&O | Sarah Munro
Above: The Den at the 2017 Folk Festival.
Above: The intimate space of The Den.
Above: The Den - a perfect place for a Ceilidh or two!
(Photos by John Scott)
Anglia Ruskin University offers further learning courses for young musicians. To find out more about the music courses they offer please click HERE