Cambridge Rock Festival is postponed to 2022
Like everyone, we are closely following the rapidly changing developments on the coronavirus pandemic.
It became clear that we could not go ahead on the original dates in 2020. Disruption and uncertainty affect all aspects of the event. Regulations made it impossible to proceed.
We discussed various options for rescheduling CRF with our partners, including the showground, artists, contractors, volunteers and staff, and are extremely grateful for everyone's understanding, support and patience. It's clear from everyone we've talked to that there is an immense desire to make CRF happen!
We rescheduled to 2021 on the equivalent days to those planned for 2020, with the aim to bring you an even better festival experience and confirmed this date with the venue. Every band booked for CRF20 was asked if they would like to play and virtually every band re-confirmed - see the line-up page.
The Government's ‘Roadmap’ to end the lockdown allows full re-opening no earlier than 21 June - just after CRF21’s scheduled dates. Until at least 21 June, there are many restrictions on how events can be conducted.
Following detailed analysis of the rules, we 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 festival. 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 considered postponement to 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 2022. We are discussing this with the venue and all the bands concerned. 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.
Existing Ticket Holders
Hold on to your tickets! They remain valid. Tickets will automatically be accepted for the future event and we will also add an extra benefit for you, our loyal supporters. Anyone who has purchased and retains their ticket will be offered the chance to "Bring A Friend" (details will follow), our special thank you for sticking with CRF through these difficult times.
If you have any issues or want to discuss any ticketing matters feel free to call me on 01353 749749.
Please continue to bear with us and thank you for your patience and support. In the meantime, above all, please, stay safe everyone!
Dave and the CRF Team