Cambridge Rock Festival 2016
The Cambridge Rock Festival is a superb music event featuring Classic Rock, Blues, with Progressive Rock and some young and exciting Metal bands – and it all takes place under covered stages. On the Thursday, the festival caters to the locals, with an evening of Tribute bands. This festival offers a stage to some up and coming younger bands and has seen some become successful. The Treatment, Bonafide, Pearl Handled Revolver and Walkway (recently supported the great Status Quo) to name a few. The Festival has some great food stalls, and is renowned for its 70 real ales, ciders, wines and lager!
The first bands announced for the 2016 festival are: One of Progressive Rock’s greatest legends, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Tour. The extraordinary Dutch band Focus still featuring original members Thijs Van Leer (organ, flute and vocals) and Pierre Van Der Linden (drums). Curved Air with the beautiful Sonja Kristina at the helm. Sonja was one of the stars of the original cast of the musical Hair, in London in 1968. Curved Air rose to fame with their song Back Street Luv.
80’s star Hazel O’Connor, is huge favorite of the festival, and we are thrilled that she playing again in 2016.
Cregan and Co, Jim Cregan is Rod Stewart’s guitarist and co-songwriter. X-Factor finalist Ben Mills is on vocals. Jim was responsible not only for writing many of Stewart’s greatest hits, he also wrote Cockney Rebel’s hit Come Up And See Me.
The Pink Fairies are an English rock band initially active in the London underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970s. They have reformed for a series of gigs including the CRF.
Also playing are: Walkway, a great Cambridge favorite. HeKz a progressive metal band, who received a huge ovation at Cambridge 2014. The Mentulls play their own brand of Progressive Blues. Purson, Yossarian, Malaya Blue, Doris Brendel, and Derecho.
The Blues Stage bands will be announced soon. Many more bands are still to be confirmed.
Camping and caravaning available over the full festival. Just 2.5 miles from the historic centre of Cambridge and 3.3miles from Cambridge Rail Station. 30 mins from Stansted Airport (150metres from M11 Motorway J12). Cambridge Rocks! – after all Cambridge is the original hometown of Pink Floyd!
Cambridge Rock Festival, Haggis Farm Polo Club, Barton, CB23 7PZ.Just off the M11 Junction 12.