The Cambridge Folk Festival is an annual music festival held on the site of Cherry Hinton Hall in Cherry Hinton, one of the villages subsumed by the city of Cambridge, England. The festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of music and a wide definition of what might be considered folk. It occurs over a long weekend (3½ days) in summer at Cherry Hinton Hall. The festival has become very popular and tickets sell out quickly. Its current title sponsor is the UK's fifth biggest food retailer, The Co-operative Group. Until 2008 it was sponsored by BBC Radio 2, who broadcast it live and highlights are recorded and shown later on digital television channel BBC Four.
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... Live At The Cambridge Folk Festival is a 1998 album by Robyn Hitchcock The Egyptians, containing live recordings from the Cambridge Folk Festival of Hitchcock's back ... Hitchcock hails from the city of Cambridge and has made several appearances at the city's annual festival, this particular recording dating to 1992 ... guitars in place of electric as a consequence of the festival's folk theme ...
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