BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee and Former Pupil, Amelia Coburn, has been confirmed to play at the highly prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival this year. Having impressed the booking agent so much with just two songs at the folk awards heats in Kendal, in January, the Teesside born singer and ukulele wonder was offered a spot on one of the main stages regardless of whether she progressed any further in the awards. It turned out, of course, that Amelia made it into the final four and is due to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on April 5th as part of the awards event.
Amelia will appear at 12 noon on Friday 28th July on main stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival amongst what will be an all-female line-up on both main stages that day.
Cambridge Folk Festival, established over 50 years ago, is held over four days in the picturesque grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall. Celebrated for its relaxed atmosphere, excellent facilities and diverse programme, the Festival brings together the best of folk in its broadest sense, from international stars to breakthrough new artists and special one-off performances, talks and workshops across several stages. Previous headliners have included: Joan Baez, Nick Cave, Ray Davies, Buddy Guy, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, James Taylor and The Waterboys amongst many others.
Tickets are available at https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival
Amelia's next, local, live performance is at Arc, Stockton on the 1st April. Tickets are selling very well and she hopes to have a great local crowd to see her off to the awards later in the week. She is also confirmed to play two other prestigious ukulele festivals, Grand North Ukulele Festival on the 5th of May and Ukulele Festival of Scotland on the 10th of June.
Tickets for Arc are available at http://www.arconline.co.uk or at the box office 01642 525199