CAMBRIDGE Folk Festival tickets go on sale on Sunday, May 16, for the festival which runs from July 29 to August 1. Tickets are being sold by phone and on-line only and there is a booking fee for on-line sales and a special delivery postal charge. The te

CAMBRIDGE Folk Festival tickets go on sale on Sunday, May 16, for the festival which runs from July 29 to August 1. Tickets are being sold by phone and on-line only and there is a booking fee for on-line sales and a special delivery postal charge. The telephone box office 01223 357851 will be open from 9am to 4pm on Sunday and then from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. On-line go to: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

Prices are: £108 full festival (£97 for Cambridge residents, £80 concessions). Children under four are admitted free, ages five to 15, £31. Camping is £49 or £38 and there are day tickets.

The line-up this year includes Kris Kristofferson, The Imagined Village, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Seth Lakeman, Sharon Shannon and Imelda May, Show of Hands, The Unusual Suspects, Kathy Mattea, The Unthanks, Salsa Celtica, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, Carolina Chocolate Drops Boban and Marko, Markovic Orchestra, Michael McGoldrick Band, Gretchen Peters, L?nasa, The Holmes Brothers, Stornoway, Harper Simon, The Burns Unit, Jackie Oates, Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit, Breabach, Ezio, Brian McNeill, Lissie, C.W. Stoneking, Spiro, Joe Pug, Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends, The Quebe Sisters Band, Mama Rosin, James Findlay The Muckle Loons, The Committee Band, Hekety, Cocos Lovers,

Lucy and Roddy Skeaping's Musical Mystery Tour, Tyde, Adam Brown and Alan MacLeod.

CLASSIC rockers Wishbone Ash play the Junction in Cambridge on Thursday, May 13, in a show organised by Cambridge Rock Festival.

Formed in October 1969, Wishbone Ash, playing a unique blend of blues, jazz and folk, were gigging by 1970. It was the way the guitars played melodic leads together that would become Wishbone Ash's trademark, inspiring such bands as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. Throughout the years, many notable musicians have contributed their talents to the band, including Asia's John Wetton, Trevor Bolder from Uriah Heep and Laurie Wisefield, who would later play guitar for Joe Cocker and Tina Turner. The band have their first single for 20 years, Reason To Believe out on Monday, May 17. Support from The Reasoning.

HAVING has his acclaimed World Cup song, Be The Best, played on both local and national radio, singer-singwriter Bruno Gallone performs at The Tap Room in St Ives on Thursday, May 27.

In 18 months, Gallone has played over 120 gigs around the country. He has also supported artists including Dr Feelgood, Ian MacNabb (ex Icicle Works), Roy Wood, The Steve Gibbons band, Nine Below Zero and Three Daft Monkeys.

Be The Best was recorded at Perry Road Studios in Buckden, and the track is available to buy via iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

Gallone said: "I have always liked St Ives and I actually come here quite often but I don't know why I haven't got around to playing here before, So, I am delighted to be making my Cambridgeshire debut at the Tap Room."

INFORMATION: See: www.brunogallone.com

POPULAR covers band The Mistreated return with a new lead singer, for a gig at The New Inn on High Street in St Neots on Saturday, May 29. Ian Docherty also known as 'Doc', will front the band, joining Garry Cutress, Martin Pointon and Bern Reeve.

Docherty previously fronted bands The Lonely, Stranger and Spiritwalk. The Mistreated perform classic rock from AC/DC to ZZ Top, Free and Deep Purple. The gig is free entry and starts at 9pm. The band are also appearing at the St Ives Regatta on July 17 and return to favourite haunts including the Crown and Cushion in Great Gransden (August 5) and the Royal Standard, Ely (August 28) and also appear as part of the charity event at The Bell, Sawtry, on August Bank Holiday (August 30).