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Cambridge Rock Festival, 2016








A Bit About The Festival

The 12th Cambridge Rock Festival was held again at Haggis Farm Polo Club in August.


The C.R.F. was initially known as the Rockinbeerfest, features three stages, all of which are fully covered so the audience can be protected from either rain or excessive sunshine if they wish. This year they were even bigger and better than before, with superb sound (and engineers that don't over-amplify!) and lights and again a fantastic line-up of almost 100 classic rock, progressive rock and blues and acoustic acts, a real-ale bar with over 80 choices and perhaps most importantly of all the friendliest atmosphere you could hope for.


The CRF is run entirely by volunteers, although you would notice due to their professionalism. Many bands said it was one of the best, and best run, they had played.


This year's line-up was exceptionally strong, the final day in particular being labelled 'Super Sunday' by festival-goers (the Olympics were taking place at the same time!). This year Stage 2 was loosely dedicated to blues, with an enlarged stage 3 being used by the Classic Rock Society on Friday, with acoustic music in the early part of each other day and hard rock in the evening.


Click here for the festival website


Addenbrooke's Rocks!

This year's main festival was preceded by an additional charity day in aid of Addenbrooke's Hospital, taking place on the main stage only, on Wednesday. All ticket sale money for this evening went to the Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, with the CRF organisers donating use of all of the imfrastructure and providing many of the staff.


Don Airey and Friends


Fresh Cream


Jasmine Rodgers


Spedding and Parsons


Broadside Boys



Festival Photographs


All main stage bands are shown except Pearl Handled Revolver, plus some of the bands on the other stages. Other CRF duties precluded seeing some of the bands.


Main Stage

Pure Floyd


Atomic Rooster


Creedence Clearwater Review


Oye Santana




Purple Jimi


Ozzy Ozzspawn




Cregan And Co


Son Of Man
+ Deke Leonard


Remus Down Boulevard


Full House


Malcolm Bruce


The Mentulls


Malaya Blue


Doris Brendel


Carl Palmer's
ELP Legacy


Hazel O'Connor


Colour Of Noise






Pearl Handled Rev.


4th Labyrinth






Mostly Autumn


Curved Air




Heather Findlay


The Windmill


Space Elevator


T Clemente Band



Second Stage

Storm Warning


The Clan


Barefoot Doctors


Ruby & Revelators


Blackjack Blues


Blues Consortium


Del Bromham


Rebecca Downes


Will Johns








Fat Penguins


Bare Knuckles


The Milkmen


Chris Bevington



Acoustic & Alternative Stage



Alice Olivia



Classic Rock Society





Halo Blind


Agnieszka Swita


Stone Wire


Multi Story




Anne-Marie Helder


Selective Collective




Odin Dragonfly



Off Stage

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