Double chart topping, multi-platinum selling, Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will head the line-up for Thursday night at the 50th anniversary Cambridge Folk Festival.

Other names just announced for Thursday are: Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, recent winners of Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; folk-punk band Skinny Lister, gaining an increasing reputation for their rousing, high energy live shows; and raw, old-timey blues, Australian-Irish husband and wife duo Hat Fitz & Cara.

Also appearing on Thursday will be: Pokey LaFarge, playing a creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing; Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, a unique collaboration of classical harpist Finch and kora player Keita, exploring the traditions of Wales and Senegal.

More names for Thursday and the rest of the weekend to be announced.

See the Festival website for more information and tickets.

Tickets: Full Festival £121; Thursday £24.50; Friday £43.50; Saturday £63.50; Sunday

£63.50. Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton £59.50, Coldham’s Common (second site) £41.50. Prices include a booking fee.