Cambridge Folk Festival have announced that folk star Jon Boden will take the role of Guest Curator of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017. Jon will programme up to five artists appearing across the festival’s four stages and festival weekend. Jon will personally introduce each of his selected artists live onstage. In addition, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings will perform their first live show in several years with a one-off preview performance on the festival’s main stage of material from the brand-new Jon Boden album to be released in autumn 2017, giving festival goers the first chance to hear the new material before it is released. The performance will also dip into material from Bellowhead, the A Folk Song A Day project and more. Jon is the first guest curator in the Festivals’s 52 year history
Joining the folk Festival, Bev Burton from Killer B Music has been appointed the Festival’s new booker. Burton has previously booked the likes of Hop Farm, Benicassim and Wood Festival. Becky Stewart has been promoted within the organisation to the role of Folk Festival Operations Manager.
More here on Jon Bowden’s appointment https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/news/jon-boden-announced-guest-curator