Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls have been confirmed for Saturday night headline slot at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival.
Acclaimed English indie-folk singer songwriter, Frank Turner joins the bill to headline Saturday night with his band The Sleeping Souls. He made his Cambridge debut in 2008, with a completely new take on English folk, fuelled by the intense energy that marked him out as frontman of his post-punk band Million Dead. The creative force of his ever-evolving material has made Frank Turner a hugely popular name at Cambridge, as he makes a timely return following his last appearance in 2015 where he performed a solo set.
Today also sees CFF announce its Den stage line up. As a development stage specifically for emerging artists under 30, Cambridge has now been investing in The Den for several years. Set within a beautiful Indian marquee and decorated to create a quirky, welcoming and intimate space, 15-minute slots are also set aside each day for younger artists attending the Festival to perform alongside those booked. To help cement further Cambridge’s reputation as a hot bed for new and developing talent the Festival has launched The 1965 Club which enables Festival attendees to actively contribute to artist development projects like The Den and directly help create the next generation of headliners.
The following acts will play The Den this festival; Wooden Arms – Sleepy Folk – Noble Jacks – Old Sea Brigade – Honey and the Bear – Lucy Farrel – The Lake Poets – Hattie Whitehead – Kerrie Devine – Ailbhe Reddy – Phil King The Buffalo Skinners – Laucan – Ceilidh Liberation Front – Laura Oakes – Emma McGrath Sam Gleaves – Nina Harries – Young Waters – Kizzi Crawford – Thom Ashworth – Danni Nicolls – The Wandering Hearts – Samana