The latest names have been announced for Cambridge Folk Festival 2017, including legendary folk singer and respected song collector Shirley Collins, who recently returned to recording and performing after 38 years.

There is a festival exclusive from multi-platinum selling Indigo Girls, whose celebrated and influential career spans almost four decades. Chart-topping, English country twin-sister duo Ward Thomas have also been announced and form a part of a completely female line-up on Main Stages 1 and 2 on the Friday.

Elsewhere multi Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John, originally from Cambridge, Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky bring their unique collaboration ‘Liv On’ to the Festival in another exclusive. Acclaimed US singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, promises another awe-inspiring Festival performance when takes to the stage on the Sunday.

Sharon Shannon, Cara Dillon; Fay Hield and The Hurricane Party, Admiral Fallow, Coven, The Furrow Collective and She Drew The Gun are amongst the additions announced last night.

These new names join previously announced Jake Bugg, headlining Sunday night with an acoustic set, Oysterband (Sunday), Lau, featuring Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke (Saturday) and Hayseed Dixie (Sunday).

Guest Curator Jon Boden will perform over the Festival weekend with The Remnant Kings to preview his autumn 2017 album as well as guest curating elements of the line-up.