CRF22 dates t.b.a.
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The next Cambridge Rock Festival will be in 2022.
ANNOUNCEMENT - CRF21 IS POSTPONED
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