A Guide to The Cambridge Club Festival

By Felicity Carter

2 months ago

There’s something for everyone at this vibrant summer event


The Cambridge Club Festival is an annual music festival that offers a diverse lineup – from live music and DJs to comedy and wellness, the three-day event attracts fun seekers. There are plenty of exciting food offerings too – and it happens to be the only festival where you’ll find the Fortnum & Mason hampers. Delicious.

What Is The Cambridge Club Festival?

An annual music festival held just outside of Cambridge, this festival offers a varied line up of known and emerging artists, with past performances featuring the likes of Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, and Grace Jones. Initially set up in 2017 as a one-day gin and prosecco party, The Cambridge Club grew, and in 2021 it evolved into a full three-day weekend event with a new site, camping provision, multiple stages of music, and 20,000+ people attending. Designed to bring together friends and family of all ages to share in a celebration of music, arts and culture, there’s a host of immersive food experiences, comedic acts, talks and family entertainment to keep everyone entertained. 

Cambridge Club Festival

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When Is The Cambridge Club Festival?

The Cambridge Club Festival will run from 7 – 9 June 2024.

What’s On At The Cambridge Club Festival?

Music

The 2024 lineup includes Jessie Ware, Earth Wind & Fire Experience, Sister Sledge, Gabrielle, Soul II Soul, Melanie C, plus a DJ stage with Fat Tony and Norman Jay. And sure to be a highlight is a Sunday main stage performance from Chaka Khan, who celebrates 50 years in the industry this year.

To champion music from across the region, Greene King will be hosting a ‘Live & Local’ stage, with the best up-and-coming talent, that has been sourced via live auditions across Greene King pouring venues, such as Cambridge-based band Mr Griff.

Hospitality

Visit The USA will take over the hospitality area and will celebrate the cuisine and culture of America. As part of this, expect classic American films alongside lesser-known movies from up-and-coming filmmakers that’ll be shown at the new on-site cinema in the festival’s Orchard area. Visit The USA will be introducing some emerging American artists to the lineup too, performing on the CC stage.

Fortnum & Mason hamper

Hampers

The Cambridge Club is the only music festival where you’ll find Fortum & Mason picnic hampers this year, so expect the finest al fresco feasting for attendees. All the picnics will be prepared for two: for an indulgent version The Fortnum’s Feast and The Fortnum’s Garden Feast (v), £195, offer four courses, wine and additions such as a Scotch egg, all housed within their iconic Huntsman Hamper. If you prefer your picnic on the fizzier side, you can upgrade the wine to Fortnum’s Brut Reserve Champagne for a £35 supplement. These hampers are available to pre-order, simply collect the hamper from the main arena on your chosen day.

Family area

The festival’s family area, the Imagination Station, will be presented by Tootles + Nibs and there will be a whole host of games and activities spanning theatre, competitions, team games, circus, crafts, music, and dancing. This year, the Yo! Street Zone Football team will orchestrate Street Football Skills sessions and tournaments. Plus, there will also be a range of fairground rides.

Wellness

If you’re camping out, start your day right with morning activities such as yoga, pilates, basket weaving, and sound therapy.

Comedy

Held at The Auditorium of Intrigue, there will be a range of comedians and entertainment show panellists, also centred in the Apple Orchard will be the likes of Marcus Brigstocke, Zoe Lyons, Emmanuel Sonubi, Ryan Cullen and Joe Mcternan.

How To Get Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the full weekend experience, priced from £197.50 plus the booking fee. A single day entry is priced from £62.50 plus the booking fee. For further information visit the CC24 website.

A narrow pool with sun loungers

Where To Stay

The festival offers a luxury glamping experience located right next to stunning flower meadows, pre-pitched and bring-your-tent, space for campervans, and parking on-site. For those who prefer a hotel, look to The Fellows House Cambridge, which has a range of accommodation types to suit the family along with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room for some added relaxation, as well as an on-site restaurant. 

How To Get There

The nearby roads are unsuitable for pedestrians, and there will be no pedestrian access to the site. There will be shuttle buses running, with stop locations outside the Cambridge North Train Station and in Cambridge City Centre (bus layby on East Road (A603) adjacent to The Fire Station). Return shuttle buses will be running directly from Cambridge North train station to the festival site. For more information see here.

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