Robert Plant’s Saving Grace Confirmed For 2024 Cambridge Folk Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival has announced the first artist names for its 2024 with Robert Plant, performing with Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian confirmed among the major attractions.
This year’s event marks 60 years since the Festival was established in 1964. Taking place from 25-28 July in the beautiful grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, tickets are now on sale through the Cambridge Folk Festival’s official website.
One of the most powerfully charismatic singers and greatest music makers in modern times, Cambridge is delighted to announce Robert Plant will be performing as part of a unique co-operative, Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian. In an unparalleled career of several decades Robert Plant has created music ceaselessly; from the days as rock’s legendary Led Zeppelin frontman to Bluegrass Grammy winning album and partnership with Alison Krauss and subsequent music collectives.
He comes to Cambridge with Saving Grace – a collective comprised of Suzi Dian (vocals), Oli Jefferson (percussion), Tony Kelsey (mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars), Robert Plant (vocals) and Matt Worley( banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, and cuatro) reworking a selection of diverse cover versions collected from various places, creating a musical journey in its truest form.
Other important acts confirmed for the 2024 Cambridge Folk Festival include Capercaillie, Fantastic Negrito, Katherine Priddy, Larkin Poe, Nitin Sawhney, Oysterband, Peggy Seeger and Family, Ralph McTell, Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet and Tommy Emmanuel.
In January, Robert Plant‘s Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian also announced a UK headline tour for Spring this year. The folk-rock collective have lined up 17 shows between March and July, kicking off with a date at the Beacon in Bristol on 13 March and finishing up at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on 24 July.
The tour includes a performance at London’s historic Palladium on 17 March, a week before they return to the capital to play at one of Roger Daltrey’s Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall.