vCRF 2020 Line-up

CRF20 is postponed to June 2021.

However we are re-running our VIRTUAL Cambridge Rock Festival on August 6th-9th, same times

Our full band schedule is shown below - subject to possible changes!

Just click the band name to see biographies, website, sample video etc, where possible

About the stages

Everything you will see was filmed live at the Cambridge Rock Festival. Watch a HD sample here:

As with all recent CRF's, there will be two stages... but they'll be virtual, and serve different purposes!

Amber - featuring high definition (full HD, 1920x1080 pixel) video. Virtually all is fan-shot with good quality cameras!

Topaz - different sets, mostly in DVD quality 4:3 ratio from the 'pro' cameras used for the side screens at CRF12-16.

There is approximately a ten minute changeover between each set. Just like the real thing, we have to connect the set to the website, i.e. 'put the band on the stage'! And just like the real thing, they'll only be playing while they're there. And also just like the real thing, you can buy their merchandise afterwards - and please do - albeit from their websites.

 

Important: If you have low connectivity or experience difficulties running the Amber stage, there will be a lower definition version using typically less than half of the bandwidth (amount of data you need to download) so should work better. If you're displaying on a phone or small screen, this should be adequate anyway. If you have fibre and a big TV, full HD will be magnificent!

If you have very poor connectivity (e.g. 1mb/s) there will be 360p versions of all of the sets that should work, however they will inevitably have a reduced quality level.

Also important: please don't leave it running if you stop watching. It might affect other users!

And another thing: We strongly recommend watching on a big screen, or at least a TV. 12 hours a day is a long time on a phone! But if you use a phone, please be aware that most phone speakers seem only to output on one channel! Who knew??? Why??? But we've discovered that's what happens. Headphones seem to work, and the headphone socket to stereo speakers should. But you may only hear one side if the video (specifically on the Topaz stage) was mixed with instruments on different sides!

Copyright

We have the necessary Performing Rights Society licence to cover this event.

A huge thank-you

Every band has given their consent to use these videos, free of charge. Please support them through these difficult times!

Thank you too to our fans who filmed and supplied the original footage that made this event possible. The vast majority of HD video came from John Warner, Trevor CotterellBernard Netherclift, Andy Kitson and Andy Watts. The side-screen, professional videowas filmed by Geoff Leon's Festival Visions crew.

ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

THURSDAY 6th AUGUST

AMBER stage

90 mins

65 mins

40 mins

25 mins

35 mins

25 mins

9.30 pm

8.15 pm

7.25 pm

6.50 pm

6.05 pm

5.30 pm

TOPAZ stage

9.50 pm

8.35 pm

7.15 pm

6.25 pm

5.30 pm

70 mins

65 mins

70 mins

40 mins

45 mins

FRIDAY 7th AUGUST

AMBER stage

85 mins

50 mins

45 mins

45 mins

40 mins

85 mins

80 mins

55 mins

40 mins

55 mins

40 mins

9.35 pm

8.35 pm

7.40 pm

6.45 pm

5.55 pm

4.20 pm

2.50 pm

1.45 pm

12.55 pm

11.50 am

11.00 am

TOPAZ stage

9.30 pm

8.25 pm

7.10 pm

6.00 pm

5.00 pm

4.00 pm

3.10 pm

2.00 pm

12.55 pm

12.05 pm

11.00 am

90 mins

55 mins

65 mins

60 mins

50 mins

50 mins

40 mins

60 mins

55 mins

40 mins

60 mins

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST

AMBER stage

70 mins

55 mins

65 mins

45 mins

45 mins

50 mins

45 mins

55 mins

50 mins

50 mins

30 mins

50 mins

9.50 pm

8.45 pm

7.30 pm

6.35 pm

5.40 pm

4.40 pm

3.45 pm

2.40 pm

1.40 pm

12.40 pm

12.00 pm

11.00 am

TOPAZ stage

9.20 pm

8.55 pm

7.55 pm

6.45 pm

5.35 pm

4.20 pm

3.10 pm

2.05 pm

1.00 pm

11.55 am

11.00 am

100 mins

20 mins

50 mins

60 mins

60 mins

65 mins

60 mins

55 mins

55 mins

55 mins

45 mins

SUNDAY 9th AUGUST

AMBER stage

120 mins

65 mins

35 mins

60 mins

55 mins

75 mins

40 mins

35 mins

70 mins

40 mins

25 mins

9.00 pm

7.45 pm

7.00 pm

5.50 pm

4.45 pm

3.20 pm

2.30 pm

1.45 pm

12.25 pm

11.35 am

11.00 am

TOPAZ stage

9.45 pm

8.20 pm

7.05 pm

5.45 pm

4.20 pm

3.25 pm

2.05 pm

1.00 pm

12.00 pm

11.00 am

75 mins

75 mins

65 mins

70 mins

75 mins

45 mins

70 mins

55 mins

50 mins

50 mins

Even more bands!

Are you wondering about Cats In Space? Curved Air? Dare? Deborah Bonham? Focus? Hazel O'Connor? These and many more can be found under the 'band names' we've invented (they're the ones in quotes). Sometimes we only had one or two tracks in High Definition, so rather than exclude them, we've built some compilation sets. If you want to know who is included and when, just click the link. If you like surprises - don't peek!