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15 March 2023

Judy Collins Joins Cambridge Folk Festival 2023 Line-Up

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Judy Collins will celebrate her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, with a special performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2023.

Taking place from 27-30 July in the beautiful grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, tickets are now on sale at:

Other new additions to the line-up include Akram Abdulfattah, Baskery, Clare Sands, Ferris & Sylvester, Flyte, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Gnoss, Hollie Cook, Julian Taylor, Maya Delilah and St Lundi.

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The new names join the previously announced acts including The Proclaimers, Rufus Wainwright, Imelda May, Arrested Development, Angélique Kidjo, Kiefer Sutherland, Lady Blackbird, Kate Rusby, Fisherman’s Friends, The Sharon Shannon Trio, Stornoway. Ibibio Sound Machine, Elephant Sessions, Eliza Carthy & The Restitution, James Yorkston & Nina Persson, Niteworks, Breabach, Oi Va Voi, The Longest Johns, William Prince, The Ayoub Sisters, Siobhan Miller Band, Blue Rose Code and Grace Petrie.

During a career spanning more than six decades and 55 albums, Judy Collins has graced stages worldwide, released definitive interpretations of folk standards, and enjoyed global hits with Stephen Sondheim’s Send in The Clowns and Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now. She has influenced fellow artists across the generations including Joan Baez, Dolly Parton and Rufus Wainwright, who have all recorded versions of her songs, and brought Leonard Cohen’s music to a wider audience. Her many awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the UK Americana Association earlier this year. Her set at the Cambridge Folk Festival will be a very special performance with the Unity String Quartet.

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and most prestigious folk festivals in the world. Established by Cambridge City Council and held each year since 1965, the Festival is renowned for its unique atmosphere and eclectic mix of music. It attracts legendary traditional folk artists along with cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest Americana, blues and roots artists, world music and acclaimed singer songwriters.

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