City Roots

Cambridge Folk Festival presents City Roots, a Festival taking place in February 2017 which embraces the spirit of the Festival, strengthening the link between folk and roots music and the City of Cambridge.

We are delighted to announce the headliners of the first ever City Roots festival with internationally-renowned Malian singer songwriter Salif Keita confirmed as the closing headliner at the Corn Exchange for the new event, joining previously announced Transatlantic Sessions as part of a varied line-up of gigs and events at venues across the city.
With City Roots we aim to create a culture of collaboration within the arts in Cambridge, partnering with venues and supporting artists and groups of all sizes and levels of experience. City Roots is a key part of this collaboration, building on the success and popularity of Cambridge Folk Festival to strengthen the relationship between folk and roots music and the city of Cambridge.