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Festivals & Concerts

Check out some of the great Festivals and Concerts that Cambridgeshire has to offer

Cambridge Pride, 15th June

In its first two years, Cambridge Pride has grown to become one of the most loved events in the city’s calendar, with an expected 10,000 people actively taking part in the day in 2022.

Cambridge Pride is produced by a team of dedicated volunteers led by the Cambridge-based charity, The Pink Festival Group.

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Cambridge Club Festival, 7th – 9th June

The Cambridge Club is a 3-day music festival that takes place annually at Childerley Orchard, just outside Cambridge, every June. The festival primarily features Disco, Funk, Soul and R&B artists, as well as DJs from across dance and electronic music – plus family entertainment, comedians and live podcasts.

The Cambridge Club Festival has quickly established itself as one of the fastest-growing and most-loved events in the UK. Founded on a passion for feel-good music and dancing, the weekend event brings together friends and family of all ages and backgrounds, to share in a journey of Disco and Discovery – celebrating Music, Arts and Culture.

Previous performers include Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Jacksons, Rag’n’Bone Man, Jack Savoretti, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Shalamar, The Brand New Heavies, Gabrielle, Level 42, Soul II Soul, Toploader and many more.

Cambridge Rock Festival, 1st – 4th August

The Cambridge Rock Festival started in 2004 as a family run event (it still is!) and was known as the Rockinbeerfest, taking place at Huntingdon Racecourse, with the first headliner being Dr Feelgood; The Stranglers and Wishbone Ash also headlined that year. It quickly gathered wider support and a team of volunteers to help run it, many of whom are still involved today and without whom it would not be possible to continue. From there it moved to the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, before relocating again in 2009 to Haggis Farm Polo Club.

An arrangement with Black Barn Records enabled the festival to move to Horseheath Lodge for 2017 and 2018, before returning to Haggis Farm for 2019. In 2020, coronavirus forced us to hold an online ‘virtual’ festival showing high quality video of performances recorded at previous festivals. For 2021, the CRF will start a new chapter, still in Cambridgeshire, at the purpose-built East of England Showground, Peterborough.

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Cambridge Beer Festival, 20th – 25th May

The Cambridge Beer Festival was first held in 1974 and is the branch’s largest and main beer festival. During its long run, the festival has had several homes but since 2001 has been held on Jesus Green in late May. It is the United Kingdom’s longest running CAMRA beer festival and currently is one of the largest regional beer festivals in the UK.

The festival features a wide range of local and national beers of all styles, as well as cider, perry, mead, wine, and bottled and draft beers from around the world. The cheese counter showcases a wide range of fine cheeses, together with locally produced bread, pork pies, scotch eggs and other savoury items.

Over the years, the Cambridge Beer Festival has become an international event, with visitors from across Europe, China, Canada, the US and Mexico.


Cambridge Folk Festival, 25th – 28th July

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’s historic City Centre, it is perfect for anyone looking for the feel and atmosphere of a festival set in the deep countryside but with close links to the city.


Did you know?

In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!