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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.

 

Click here for the festival website

 

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.

 

Don Airey and Friends

 

Fresh Cream

 

Jasmine Rodgers

 

Spedding and Parsons

 

Broadside Boys

 

 

Festival Photographs

 

All main stage bands are shown except Pearl Handled Revolver, plus some of the bands on the other stages. Other CRF duties precluded seeing some of the bands.

 

Main Stage

Thursday
Pure Floyd

 

Atomic Rooster

 

Creedence Clearwater Review

 

Oye Santana

 

Miss-Led

 

Purple Jimi

 

Ozzy Ozzspawn

 

DC/73

 

Friday
Cregan And Co

 

Son Of Man
+ Deke Leonard

 

Remus Down Boulevard

 

Full House

 

Malcolm Bruce

 

The Mentulls

 

Malaya Blue

 

Doris Brendel

 

Saturday
Carl Palmer's
ELP Legacy

 

Hazel O'Connor

 

Colour Of Noise

 

Hekz

 

Walkway

 

Pearl Handled Rev.

 

4th Labyrinth

 

Derecho

 

Sunday
Focus

 

Mostly Autumn

 

Curved Air

 

Purson

 

Heather Findlay

 

The Windmill

 

Space Elevator

 

T Clemente Band

 

 

Second Stage

Thursday
Storm Warning

 

The Clan

 

Barefoot Doctors

 

Ruby & Revelators

 

Blackjack Blues

 

Blues Consortium

 

Friday
Del Bromham

 

Rebecca Downes

 

Will Johns

 

Rainbreaker

 

Catfish

 

Saturday
Roadhouse

 

Fat Penguins

 

Bare Knuckles

 

The Milkmen

 

Sunday
Chris Bevington

 

 

Acoustic & Alternative Stage

Thursday

 

Alice Olivia

 

Friday

Classic Rock Society

Haze

 

Jump

 

Halo Blind

 

Agnieszka Swita

 

Stone Wire

 

Multi Story

 

Saturday

 

Anne-Marie Helder

 

Selective Collective

 

Sunday

 

Odin Dragonfly

 

 

Off Stage

Site and sights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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