Please see below for a full list of events taking place across the city. For more information, follow the Pink Festival on Facebook.
Profits from the weekend of events will be going to local LGBT+ charities
LGBT+ Community Day
Sat 3 September
Cambridge Guildhall | 12pm - 6pm
The Pink Festival will be hosting a free LGBT+ community day at the Cambridge Guildhall. The event, which is open to all, will feature community market stalls, workshops, arts, a fashion show and local performers - a fantastic day for the whole family.
Erasure's Andy Bell + support act Shelter
Sat 3 September
Cambridge Corn Exchange | 8pm | Book here
Andy Bell is best known as the frontman of Erasure and will headline this high-energy show performing many of their biggest hits including A Little Respect, Chains of Love and Blue Savannah.
Horsemeat Disco, Love Will Find A Way & Dot Cotton
Sat 3 September
Cambridge Junction | 10pm - 4am | Book here
Horsemeat Disco headline a one-off club night of hedonistic disco and camp classics, direct from packed residencies in London, New York, Berlin and Paris. The resident DJs from the popular and long running Cambridge club Good Times are back with a new night, Love Will Find A Way. In a cloud of glitter and hairspray, Dot Cotton Club, Cambridge’s longest running LGBT+ event, returns to its spiritual home for one night only. Plus Neon Moon cabaret acts will be performing!
Pink Festival Sunday party
Sun 4 September
Boathouse pub, Cambridge
Come and enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment, celebrating the best of local and regional musical talent. Dozens of acts over three stages, there will be market stalls and kids entertainment, a BBQ and local food trucks. Acts include: Keltrix, 4th Labarynth, The MacGregors, Caroline Watson, Matthew Richards, Little Boy Lost, Coyote Calling, Citrus George, Gina Leonard, In and Out of Sleep, James Erskin, Ellie Jo, The 4th Subscriber and a bucket fulls of DJ's.
Sharron Spindler, CEO of Dhiverse, says, “We are proud to be celebrating 30 years of working with communities in Cambridgeshire, honoured to have Andy Bell supporting us and delighted to be working with Pink Festival. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported and worked with us over 3 decades and we hope to have the opportunity to support many more people and to expand the range of partners we work with in the future.”
Lara Jaffey, Joint Chair of the Pink Festival charity, says, “We are so excited to be back in 2016. After a six year break we are proud to be bringing some quality acts to Cambridge to help raise funds and awareness of LGBT+ causes. Although we won’t be at our home in Cherry Hinton Hall, there really is something for everyone over the weekend celebrating LGBT+ and the wider Cambridge communities.”
Neil Jones, Operations Director of Cambridge Live, says, “We are proud to be playing a part in the return of the much-loved Pink Festival. It’s been five years since Andy Bell has graced the stage at the Corn Exchange and it should make for a great night as part of the Festival’s celebration of LGBT in the city."