CRF22  16-19 June

Thank you for supporting our two virtual festivals in 2021

Donatations towards running costs are still welcome here:

Vintage T-shirts and vests from past festivals are on sale here:

The next Cambridge Rock Festival will be in 2022.


Sadly CRF21 will not take place this year.
You will all be aware that the Government has issued a ‘Roadmap’ to end the lockdown, with full re-opening no earlier than June 21 - just after CRF21’s scheduled dates.  The media has published various summaries of a more detailed set of rules, that at first glance suggested that we might be able to go ahead... but, the devil is in the detail.  Until at least June 21, there will be still many restrictions on how events can be conducted.
Following more detailed and, I promise you, agonising analysis of the rules, with both my family and the CRF steering group, we have reluctantly concluded not to run CRF21.  The numerous hoops that we, and you, would have to go through under ‘Step 3’ rules would substantially change the character of the event.  We do not believe we can stage an event with the atmosphere that you expect in which people could feel confident they would be safe.
We have considered postponement until later in the year but there simply isn’t capacity at the venue, which already has many dates doubled-booked to clear the backlog of other users.
Our plan is to ‘roll over’ until next year.  We are discussing this with the venue and will be talking to all the bands concerned in the next few days.  We ask that you (again) hang on to your tickets.  We will be in touch shortly about your options.
You don’t need wait until CRF22.  We intend to run a number of smaller events later this year.  More information will follow in due course.
Again, we're very sorry and we trust you understand.
Dave and the CRF team

East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambs.

CRF22 line-up will hopefully include*:

Focus  ~  Cats In Space  ~  Dare  ~  Electric Strawbs

Tygers Of Pan Tang  ~  Hollowstar  ~  Atomic Rooster

Ken Pustelnik's Groundhogs  ~  Magenta  ~  Mostly Autumn

The Mentulls  ~  E.L.O. Encounter  ~  The Pure Floyd Show

T Clemente Band  ~  Buster James ... and many more!

* under discussion with the bands and subject to change

Tickets for CRF22 are on sale

Cambridge Rock Festival is run by volunteer music fans for music fans, with a great friendly, non-corporate vibe! 2020 was scheduled to showcase around 65 acts appearing over four days on three stages at our new site in Cambridgeshire at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, just off the A1. Due to the coronavirus, the event is postponed to June 2022 but as long as the bands are able to do so, the intention is to retain the planned line-up!

Our new site will have great benefits for you, the fans, including tiered seating, hard standing for cars, permanent buildings, better transport links and cheaper accommodation for those not wishing to camp. It will also make life easier for us and we hope secure the CRF for the future! More details of the changes relating to the new venue can be found here


The festival will continue to feature its usual real-ale bars (other drinks are available!) and the new specialist gin, Pimms & prosecco bar and there will still be an outside seating areaOn-site camping with parking by your tent and free car parking will all continue.