Fri 13 - Sun 15 July 2018
Parker's Piece, Cambridge.
Enjoy a range of activities and performances across the weekend right in the heart of the city on Parker's Piece.
Fireworks display - Friday 13th July at 10pm.
Kicking off Friday night and putting everyone in a party mood are: Cambridge based Swagger, a five-piece funk, rock and cheese band; followed by Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band - Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, Candle in the Wind, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me - hailed by record producer, Stuart Epps as ‘simply the best Elton tribute you will see or hear anywhere.’ The music finishes with some 90s style ‘I’m Too Sexy’ pop nostalgia from multi-platinum and Ivor Novello award-winning band Right Said Fred before the Big Weekend’s stunning fireworks display at 10pm. The ever popular BPM Live Silent Disco will be on Friday and Saturday night this year.
Saturday features country rockabilly from Jacen Brace and his band Hold Fast, and in the evening two big headliners finish off a day of incredible music, legendary reggae producer, songwriter, performer, dub innovator and musical genius Lee Scratch Perry with fellow heavyweight Mad Professor followed by classic ska and reggae from The Neville Staple Band.
Sunday at the Big Weekend will feature the ever popular Cambridge Mela, celebrating Asian culture. Performing on the Main Stage: bhangra superstars, RSVP Bhangra, DJ Sonny Ji. East Beatz West and Mela headliner, Dutch-Pakistani singer-songwriter Imran Khan!
Enjoy the wealth of community performances and local groups bringing a wide variety of activities across the weekend. Featuring ARU Local Bands Stage, BPM Live Silent Disco, Light Cinema Marquee, food stalls, sports activities, Dance Marquee, French Market, Bar, University Museums Make and Create Tent, ARM Gaming Hub in association with Cambridge Regional College, science activities in the TTP Fun Lab, and the Leaders’ Children’s Entertainment Area including Art Tent, face painting, story telling relay and much more!
CAMVote100 will also be present celebrating the courage and resilience of the women of Cambridge, commemorating 100 years of the women’s suffrage.
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