All the music and foodie festivals coming to Cambridgeshire this summer

Cambridge Club Festival is returning summer 2024
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Cambridgeshire is a beautiful place to live all year long but during the summer it really comes alive. With music festivals that rock late into the morning and food and drink festivals that bring the best on the market to the county, there's no place better to be than right during the warm months.

Some of the most famous festivals in the county like Cambridge Club Festival and Cambridge Beer Festival are set to return this summer. Alongside these festivals, some amazing acts are coming to the county including the icon Chaka Khan and one festival that is bringing with it some amazing tribute acts like Oasis, Madness and Arctic Monkeys.

We've listed the best festivals coming to the county and all the information you will need to know including when they will be taking place, where you can find them, who you can expect to see performing or what brands will be selling their drink/food and relevant ticket information.

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Cambridge Beer Festival

Cambridge Beer Festival is returning on the 20th - 25th May
Cambridge Beer Festival is returning on the 20th - 25th May -Credit:Cambridge News

Location: Jesus Green, Cambridge

Date: May 20-25


The Cambridge Beer Festival is celebrating its 50th year in 2024. Already taking place at Jesus Green, it is running until Saturday, May 25.

The event has more than 200 British real ales on sale at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) event, as well as 21 low and no-alcohol beers. Located inside a marquee on Jesus Green in the city, the event is open between 12pm and 3pm from Tuesday to Friday, and from 5pm to 10.30pm from Monday to Friday.

You can find more information about this festival here.

The Cambridge Club Festival

Location: Childerley Orchard, Cambridge

Date: June 7-9


One of the most famous and popular music festivals in the county, headliners this year include the iconic Chaka Khan as well as Jessie Ware and a blast from the past, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience!

The Cambridge Club Festival is perfect for all the family, with a dedicated family entertainment area (The Imagination Station) full of music, activities and arts/crafts for children. There is also a wide array of street food vendors and bars across the festival site.

Day tickets to Cambridge Club Festival start at £56. To stay over on site for the whole weekend you need to book a weekend ticket plus the relevant camping add-on.

Sausage and Cider Festival

Location: Cambridge Rugby Club

Date: August 3.


Sausage & Cider Festival is returning to Cambridge in 2024 in August with a line up of incredible tribute acts, street food vendors and now up to 30 ciders including brands like The Cotswolds Cider Co, Henry Westons and Old Rosie. There will also be more than 20 sausage flavours available to try.

New to 2024, there will be upgrades to the food, drink and entertainment as well as improvements across the event with a new festival market, more kids entertainment and a bigger Silent Disco. The headline act is Scouting for Girls. There will also be plenty of tribute acts for bands including Oasis, Stereophonics, Chic, Madness and Arctic Monkeys.

General admission costs £30. Under 18s go for £10.

Cambridge Rock Festival

Cambridge Rock Festival
Cambridge Rock Festival

Location: Harlock's Farm, Stuntney, Ely, CB7 5TR

Date: August 1-4


If you're ready to rock this summer then you're in luck because Cambridge Rock Festival is returning near Ely this summer. The line up this year includes Laurence Jones, Eddie and the Hotrods, and Dave Edward's Three Piece.

The festival arena opens at 5pm on Thursday and ends at 11pm on the Sunday. There will be food traders on site with no restrictions on bringing your own food into the arena if you wish. The festival also allow dogs, as long as they are on a lead.

Tickets cost £34 for Thursday and £48 for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. A full 4-day ticket starts at £139.

Ely Folk Festival

Location: Stuntney Estate, Soham Road, Ely, CB7 5TR

Date: July 12-14


The Ely Folk Festival is three days of great music at one of the UK’s top weekend folk events near the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival has on-site camping facilities, a real ale bar, lots of kids activities, morris dancing displays, ceilidhs, workshops and music sessions.

According to the festival organisers, musicians performing "reflect the rich diversity of the modern folk and roots music scene, with a mixture of established favourites and newer talent."

Day tickets cost £32 for Friday, £60 for Saturday and £58 for Sunday. Weekend tickets start at £118.

Cambridge Summer Music Festival

Location: Various parks and venues throughout Cambridge

Date: July 3-31


Building on the success of the 2023 Festival, world-renowned musicians to beautiful venues will again be returning to parks and venues in and around Cambridge.

This year there will be thirty events across July, including opera, chamber music, orchestral and choral concerts, jazz, song recitals and more, as well as the ever-popular Sounds Green in the Botanic Garden.

Some of the locations included in this year's festival include Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Childerley Hall, Churchill College Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Jesus College Chapel, King’s College Chapel and so many more. Find the full list on their website.

Individual concerts need to be booked either online or at the door. All have various prices.

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival -Credit:Cambridge News

Location: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge CB1 8DW

Date: July 25-28


Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965, it attracts around fourteen thousand people, many of whom return year after year and this year will be no different.

Cambridge Folk Festival has an eclectic mix of music, the best traditional folk artists from the UK and Ireland as well as cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest American country, blues and roots artists, acclaimed singer songwriters, famous names and world music stars. This year, headliners include Robert Plant and Saving Grace.

Standard full weekend tickets cost £230. Under 18s go for £49.