Cambridge Rock Festival 2020 goes Virtual!!

Sadly Coronavirus put paid to the original plans for this years Cambridge Rock Festival, the first at the festival’s new Peterborough venue. Cambridge Rock Festival will be at the East of England Arena and Events Centre in 2021 but for now, in what is believed to be the UK if not world first, the organisers present “Virtually the Cambridge Rock Festival 2020!!”, which will run on the original dates for the festival, June 18th – 21st.

What Cambridge Rock Festival has done is to put together a full CRF line-up using all the high definition footage of CRF performances. It will only feature live CRF material, and it will run throughout the times when the festival should have taken place, i.e. 5.30 pm- 11pm on Thursday and 11am – 11pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

​It’s going to be freely available; a thank-you for your support, and something to lift the spirits. Yes, tickets for the 4 Day Festival are, for one year only, completely FREE. A great deal of it will be in high definition, so put the dates back on your calendar, get your beers, get settled in and in front of a big screen, ready to be at vCRF20 in spirit if not in person! Much of the video will be just like you are there, as it’s filmed from the audience – you may even see yourself in the crowd!!.

Among the 40+ bands and acts you will be able to see for free are;

  • Atomic Rooster
  • Larry Miller
  • Don Airey
  • Frank Carducci
  • Caravan
  • Mostly Autumn
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Son of Man with Deke Leonard
  • Heather Findlay
  • Ben Poole

For more information please check out the festival website: https://www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk/

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By Rail

Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 minutes on specific trains.

The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching the East of England Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.

By Car

Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our hard standing or grassed free parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces – so plenty of room for everyone. We also have plenty of disabled parking bays.

Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Arena/Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.

Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Arena/Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at the East of England Arena.

Travelling from the A1(M) North – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Arena/Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at Alwalton, taking you through the village and onto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena. If you are in a heavy vehicle, or towing a trailer, we advise you to avoid driving through Alwalton. In this case continue on the A1, leaving at Junction 17. Turn left onto Fletton Parkway A1139. After half a mile exit onto the Orton Parkway (still A1139) taking the second exit at the roundabout. Continue on Orton Parkway at the next roundabout. After half a mile turn left onto Oundle Road where you will find the entrance of the Arena on your left after 600m. 

By Public Transport

Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs a half-hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside the East of England Arena. The bus number to look for is X4 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough.

The bus stop is located at the Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood.  A  fifteen minute walk will bring you to our main entrance gate. 

By Air

East of England Arena’s location makes it central for London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports – all four are approximately 60-90 minutes away by car.