First Aid Kit to headline Cambridge Folk Festival

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Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to announce Swedish duo First Aid Kit as the third and final headline act. The Brit Award nominated and critically acclaimed indie-folk sisters will close the Festival’s main stage on Friday night with what is set to be an unmissable Festival highlight.

The siblings’ ethereal blood harmonies will reverberate throughout Cambridge as Johanna and Klara Söderberg do what they do best, pour their hearts and souls into their enchanting music.  The stunning headline set promises to include material from their latest album ‘Ruins’ along with previous gold selling albums ‘Stay Gold’, ‘The Lion’s Roar’ and debut release ‘The Big Black and the Blue’.

The critics acclaimed the new album as:

First Aid Kit join Saturday headliner, the iconic Patti Smith and her band along with Sunday night’s headliner the legendary John Prine amongst many other stellar artists.

Festival organisers Cambridge Live are delighted to deliver an eclectic line-up of firm favorites as well as newcomers from a broad church of musical genres.

Cambridge Folk Festival’s Neil Jones says:

“The addition of First Aid Kit cements a line up that is both one of our strongest and most eclectic in years. The band’s performance is set to be a real Festival highlight this summer, and their Friday night headline appearance continues what is a new era for one of the UK's most loved and iconic festivals.”

The highly acclaimed Americana pioneer Rhiannon Giddens, will be performing on the Main Stage, as well as joining this prestigious event as guest curator for Cambridge Folk Festival.

2018 is the first year of Cambridge Folk Festival’s historic twinning with the legendary US Newport Folk Festival. This partnership will herald the beginning of a new transatlantic artistic relationship, allowing two iconic festivals that have grown up together since the 1960s to share ideas, experiences and indeed artists. The Cambridge Folk Festival is once again a must see, must experience event with a diverse line-up of artists performing over the August 2-5 weekend.

Artists Announced

Beth NiElson Chapman, Damien O'Kane & Ron Block, Darlingside

Darren Eedens & the Slim Pickins', The East Pointers, Elephant Sessions, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Eric Bibb, FIRST AID KIT, Gordie Mackeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Irish Mythen, Janis Ian, John Moreland, John Prine, John Smith, Kate Rusby & Friends, Marlon Williams, National Youth Folk Ensemble, Patti Smith, Peatbog Faeries, Pierce Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, Rosanne Cash, Songhoy Blues, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Tamikrest

Published on 27 January 2018 by Ben Robinson

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