With the Cambridge Club Festival poised to return this month, we take a look at what’s in store
A day of music, entertainment and tasty food and drink in the Cambridgeshire countryside, The Cambridge Club Festival returns for its latest instalment on 16 June. Taking place at Haggis Farm, this family-friendly one-day event is celebrating its third birthday in style with its most impressive musical line-up yet.
While 2018 saw Gabrielle grace the stage as headliner, this year it’s over to none other than Sister Sledge, the disco icons responsible for classics including We Are Family, He’s The Greatest Dancer and Lost in Music. Craig Charles also makes a welcome return to the festival with his Funk & Soul Club show: an energetic blend of 70s grooves, vintage soul and brand-new beats.
Michelle John, star of The Voice will be wowing the audience with her powerful vocals, with Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband, Swagger and JJ Rossa also doing their thing on the main stage. The Den stage will be enjoying its inaugural year, serving up performances from bluesy Eddie Smith & The 507, country girl Katy Hurt and the jazzy, brassy Georgie & The Vintage Youth.
Taking place on Father’s Day, it’s a perfect family day out
Over on the second stage, meanwhile, guests will be treated to performances from up-and-coming bands and vocalists from Cambridgeshire, East Anglia and beyond.
With over 20 acts from across the musical spectrum playing over the two stages throughout the day, you’re sure to find your groove.
Brand new for this year’s event is the Cambridge Made market, where you can browse a huge range of handmade and artisan products from local makers. Almost 30 craftspeople and designers will be showing their wares, which range from clothing and accessories to handmade cards, gifts, textiles, skincare treats and artworks.
When it comes to food and drink, The Cambridge Club Festival is a cut above your usual festival fare, offering a feast of gourmet options. This year you can enjoy artisan pizzas from Fired Up, Vietnamese cuisine from Monami Eat, melty toasties from Cheesy Does It, churros and ice cream from Piccadilly Whip and coffees and sweet treats from local faves Rural Coffee Project, among many others. When it comes to tipples, you can expect great craft beer, prosecco and a selection of gins.
Taking place on Father’s Day, it’s a perfect family day out, and kids will be well catered for with entertainment including storytelling, skateboarding, circus skills and arts and crafts available in the dedicated kids’ area.
What: One day family festival featuring great food and drink and music acts including Sister Sledge.
When: 12pm-9pm, 16 June.
Where: Haggis Farm (Cambridge Polo Club)
How Much? Adult tickets from £30, kids’ tickets £10.