vCRF 2020 Arena and Programme

Sunday

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  • As far as we can tell, our new 'virtual private server' has resolved the access problems from the first run.

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  • Use the "Who else is playing" to see who is in the compilations (in quotes!)

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Think of this as being in the CRF arena, with stages all around you... and this as your programme.

Just click the band name to read about them. Or read about next year's 'proper' CRF line-up here: 

vCRF20 is free for anyone to watch.... there is no entrance fee

... however, it has cost us something to make it happen and we've incurred losses with the aborted CRF20. If you would like to make a donation please do so using the button here. Anything you donate will be used to help us with CRF21.

Please also sign up to our newsletter so we can send you CRF21 news.

Every band has given their consent to use these videos, free of charge.

Please support them by buying their merchandise!

We've added a virtual 'Merchandise Table' for every band (where we can), visible during their set.

First, see who is playing, where and when

There is a full line-up below of bands who are playing a full 'set'. On the Amber stage these have been compiled by us using fan-shot high definition video. On the Topaz stage they are nearly all video shot by our professional film crew as shown on the screens beside the stage.

 

Tracks by 30+ more bands, including Cats In Space, Curved Air, Dare, Focus etc

Where we've only had one or two tracks in HD, we have built various compilation sets to showcase many other different bands. You'll find them hidden away in some made-up band names below (in quotes - all are anagrams of Cambridge Rock!). Spoiler alert! If you like surprises then ignore this... If you want to know who is included and when, click the link here...

Then click the amber or topaz buttons below to go to the stages - when they are due!

There are at least two servers for most options. If one seems too "busy" (i.e. your video won't run properly) then try a different server, and/or check your own internet download speed and if necessary try a slower speed. The trade-off is that picture quality may be affected.

If you are having problems...

Here are some useful links that we hope will answer your questions. Please check here before messaging us, preferably using the comments button here. Please tell us the band and the server - both are at the top of the screen, so we can monitor the situation. We'll check there from time to time and respond when we can - it may not be immediate!

Clicking F5 on your keyboard to refresh the screen may help sometimes.

If you are having a great time...

Tell us what you think using our main Facebook Group! Post some photos too!

Click the BIG AMBER BUTTONS BELOW to WATCH A BAND on the AMBER STAGE

Click the BIG TOPAZ BUTTONS BELOW to WATCH A BAND on the TOPAZ STAGE

AMBER stage

TOPAZ stage

Full HD

Good speed ~ 9 mb/s

Lower Quality

Okay speed ~ 5 mb/s

Lowest Quality

Poor speed ~ 1 mb/s

DVD Quality

Okay speed ~ 5 mb/s

Okay speed ~ 5 mb/s

Lowest Quality

Poor speed ~ 1 mb/s

All times are approximate and subject to change

Click the BIG AMBER OR TOPAZ BUTTONS ABOVE to WATCH A BAND

Click the band names below to READ ABOUT THEM, NOT, REPEAT NOT, TO WATCH THEM

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

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Overseas viewers

If you have difficulties accessing the festival, click here instead

A huge thank-you

Thank you to our fans who filmed and supplied the original footage that made this possible. The vast majority of HD video came from John Warner, Bernard Netherclift, Trevor CotterellAndy KitsonAndy Watts, the side-screen footage from Festival Vision.