News: CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL – First Aid Kit and Patti Smith headline (2-5 August 2018)

On Sunday 15 July, in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall previewed the Folk Festival playing several tracks from some of the artists appearing at this year’s event (14:11)

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 27-30 July 2017

One of the longest established folk festivals (held each year since 1965) takes place 2-5 August at Cherry Hinton Hall, fifteen minutes away from Cambridge’s historic city centre.

As usual, there is an eclectic range of music on offer, with a mix of traditional folk artists and the more contemporary. The main stages this year include First Aid Kit, John Prine, Rosanne Cash,  Patti Smith and Janis Ian.

A dedicated stage – The Den – provides a platform for emerging artists under 30 years old whilst ‘The Hub’ is another performance area with access to workshops.

This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages and with various ticket types available.

Cambridge Folk Festival takes place between 2-5 August at Cherry Hinton Hall.

Last remaining day and full weekend tickets available at https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/tickets

Festival website
Gig review (2017)

Photo: Hollie Latham



On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page.

Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)



Email This Page
This entry was posted in All Posts, Festivals & Large Events, NEWS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply