Fantastic four: our pick of the best nightlife events coming up in the month of June
New Nightclub for Cambridge
It was a sad day when iconic venue Fez Club shut its doors, but we’re pleased to report that a brand-new nightclub, Mash, is opening in its Market Passage spot this month. A massive refurbishment has updated the decor and created a much-improved dance floor, plus the new owners are promising a sound and lighting system that rivals the best. The opening party is on 21 June, and further events include regular hip-hop/R&B night Fresh Tuesdays, Let’s Kill Disco and international party, Memoria. Stay tuned for more and welcome to Cambridge, Mash!
We could all use a laugh after the past year, and this month is delivering some fantastic comedy gigs to give us just that. Kicking off the month on 2 June, Sara Pascoe will be at The Willow Tree in Bourn for the relaunch of the Teehee at the Teepee comedy night. The talented and versatile comedian has appeared as a panellist on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and QI, as well as selling out her one-woman shows and starring in several sitcoms. Sure to add some extra laughs to the evening is the support act Stephen Bailey, an accomplished comedian in his own right.
There’s another night of laughs in store on 18 June, when Angela Barnes headlines Custard Comedy at Eddington. Star of TV, stage and radio, the popular performer has firmly established herself as a UK favourite, earning recognition and praise among fellow professionals and the public. The event will also feature a full supporting line-up, including seasoned comedian Jane Hill.
Both of these events will be hosted by MC Rob Coleman. Tickets cost £15 and £10 respectively, purchasable online at wegottickets.com, while you can call The Willow Tree box office on 01954 719775.
Cambridge will welcome a true legend this month when Brian Wilson takes to the stage at the Corn Exchange on 25 June. He’s stopping by as part of his Good Vibrations Greatest Hits Tour, and will perform favourite bops from the Beach Boys days like Wouldn’t It Be Nice and I Get Around. Expect an evening of light-hearted, nostalgic entertainment full of feel-good factor, as one of pop music’s most influential creatives presents a dazzling showcase of the past century’s most recognisable tunes. Tickets start at £48, and are available for purchase through the Corn Exchange website. cambridgelive.org.uk
Last, but not least, the Junction will come alive with the infectious sound of The Beat on 6 July. The 40th anniversary tour of …Still Can’t Stop It features some of their classic hit singles from the late 70s and early 80s, including Can’t Get Used to Losing You, Drowning and Stand Down Margaret, plus plenty more. Led by vocalist Dave Wakeling, the event will be a raucous celebration of two-tone ska. Tickets cost £25, and can be booked via the Cambridge Junction website. junction.co.uk