The dates for next year’s Cambridge Folk Festival have been announced and tickets will go on general sale on Friday, December 1,

Rhiannon Giddens has been announced as the festival's guest curator and the event will take place from August 2-5.

It is too soon for the organisers to be revealing the line-up, but this year's event included Jake Bugg, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Indigo Girls, Loudon Wainwright III, Shirley Collins and Lisa Hannigan.

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965 it attracts around fourteen thousand people, many of whom return year after year.

The festival is renowned for its unique atmosphere and its eclectic mix of music, the best traditional folk artists from the UK and Ireland rub shoulders with cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest American country, blues and roots artists, acclaimed singer songwriters, famous names and world music stars.

Set the in the beautiful surroundings of Cherry Hinton Hall Park, the festival is just 15 minutes away from Cambridge and prides itself on celebrating and nurturing emerging talent.

The festival has won several awards over the last 50 years, including the BBC Radio 2 Good Tradition Award in 2014 and in 2016 the A Greener Festival Award, for the festival's on-going commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

Various ticket options available, including festival passes and camping options, from: www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.