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Songlines magazine’s Top 10 UK Summer Festivals; Africa Oye and Cambridge Folk Festival

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Songlines magazine will announce the Top 10 UK Summer Festivals in its June edition, on sale April 27th, 2012.

The list includes the following: Africa Oyé, Big Session Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, HebCelt Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Latitude Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Rhythms of the World, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and WOMAD Charlton Park.

I had my best ever festival experience at Cambridge Folk Festival in 2010 and I think it will always hold a special place in my heart; the people, the atmosphere, the artists, the fact you could park right next to your tent.

Cambridge Folk Festival takes place at Cherry Hinton Hall from July 26th to 29th, 2012. Full festival tickets cost £125 (including booking fee) and day passes range from £21.50 to 54.50 (including booking fee). Artists this year include: Seth Lakeman, Joan Armatrading, Karine Polwart, The Proclaimers, Dry The River and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

I also visited Sefton Park, Liverpool’s Africa Oye festival in 2010 and very much enjoyed the bright and colourful experience. Africa Oye is a celebration of African music and culture and features African artists and bands, arts and crafts, African cuisine, traditional instruments and a funfair. This year, the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. The festival is free and open to all and takes place over the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, 2012. The festival site is open from 12:30 pm till 9:30 pm.

I highly recommend both festivals. You won’t be disappointed! / /

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

March 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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