So the weekend beckons dear readers. Have a good one whatever you get up to. Leaving you today with news that Cambridge Folk Festival have announced that local lad Nick Mulvey will be returning to Cambridge in 2019 as the Festival’s guest curator. Responsible for selecting five of his favourite artists to deliver sets for the Cherry Hinton crowd, Mulvey’s curation will sit across the line up in August next year. Beyond his role as guest curator, Mulvey will also take to the main stage for his own performance. He returns to the event that has seen him graduate from emerging talent platform The Den in 2012 through the stages, to sit at the curatorial helm for 2019. Mulvey says: “As a Cambridge boy born and bred I’m honoured to be the guest curator of next year’s Folk Festival and I’m excited to bring a flavour of the music I love into the mix.”
Mulvey follows 2018’s curator Rhiannon Giddens who rather took to her role this year, introducing acts to the stage, performing three times herself and taking part in debates and Q&As that became defining moments of the festival. David O’Hara of Cambridge Live hopes that Mulvey’s curation will add to what is shaping up to be another great line up for 2019: “We’re excited that Nick is taking the baton from Rhiannon who did a fantastic job in 2018. His passion, youth and enthusiasm for the extended folk genre will undoubtedly bring some surprise additions to the bill and we look forward to announcing them in due time.”
Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 takes place from 1st-4th August. Which feels like a lifetime away but you can get your tickets from 10am on Monday.