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Cambridge Rock Festival, 2016

A Bit About The Festival

The 12th Cambridge Rock Festival was held again at Haggis Farm Polo Club in August.

The C.R.F. was initially known as the Rockinbeerfest, features three stages, all of which are fully covered so the audience can be protected from either rain or excessive sunshine if they wish. This year they were even bigger and better than before, with superb sound (and engineers that don't over-amplify!) and lights and again a fantastic line-up of almost 100 classic rock, progressive rock and blues and acoustic acts, a real-ale bar with over 80 choices and perhaps most importantly of all the friendliest atmosphere you could hope for.

The CRF is run entirely by volunteers, although you would notice due to their professionalism. Many bands said it was one of the best, and best run, they had played.

This year's line-up was exceptionally strong, the final day in particular being labelled 'Super Sunday' by festival-goers (the Olympics were taking place at the same time!). This year Stage 2 was loosely dedicated to blues, with an enlarged stage 3 being used by the Classic Rock Society on Friday, with acoustic music in the early part of each other day and hard rock in the evening.

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Addenbrooke's Rocks!

This year's main festival was preceded by an additional charity day in aid of Addenbrooke's Hospital, taking place on the main stage only, on Wednesday. All ticket sale money for this evening went to the Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, with the CRF organisers donating use of all of the imfrastructure and providing many of the staff.

Festival Photographs

Addenbrooke's Rocks

Main Stage - Wednesday

Don Airey and Friends Fresh Cream Jasmine Rodgers Spedding and Parsons Broadside Boys

Cambridge Rock Festival

Main Stage


The Pure Floyd Show Atomic Rooster Creedence Clearwater Review Oye Santana Miss-Led Purple Jimi Ozzy Ozzspawn DC/73


Cregan And Co Son Of Man + Deke Leonard Remus Down Boulevard Full House Malcolm Bruce The Mentulls Malaya Blue Doris Brendel


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Hazel O'Connor Colour Of Noise Hekz Walkway 4th Labyrinth Derecho


Focus Mostly Autumn Curved Air Purson Heather Findlay The Windmill Space Elevator T Clemente Band

Blues Stage


Storm Warning The Clan Barefoot Doctors Ruby and the Revelators Blackjack Blues Band Blues Consortium


Del Bromham's Blues Band Rebecca Downes Band Will Johns Rainbreaker Catfish


Roadhouse Fat Penguins Bare Knuckles Blues Band The Milkmen


Chris Bevington and Friends

Acoustic & Alternative Stage


Alice Olivia


Classic Rock Society Stage

Haze Jump Halo Blind Agnieszka Swita Stone Wire Multi Story


Anne-Marie Helder The Selective Collective


Odin Dragonfly

Around The Cambridge Rock Festival

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