Launched in 2004 the Cambridge Rock Festival has always been a family-run, family-friendly, music festival.
It began as Rockinbeerfest at Huntingdon Racecourse, with the first headliner being Dr Feelgood; The Stranglers and Wishbone Ash also headlined that year. Following a number of relocations to greenfield sites, the festival has now moved to the purpose-built East of England Arena.
Organised by volunteer music fans for music fans, it has a great, friendly, non-corporate vibe and 2020 will see over 65 acts appearing over four days on three stages with tribute acts, rock and blues bands and an acoustic stage featured.
The festival will continue to feature its usual real-ale bars with over 70 real ales and 25 farmhouse ciders on sale, and the new specialist gin, Pimms & Prosecco Bar.
The first few artists confirmed for this year include a diverse selection of original bands from Atomic Rooster, Dare, Hazel O’Connor, Cats in Space, Tygers of Pan Tang to The Strawbs. Thursday night top tribute shows to ELO, ACDC and Pink Floyd.