Cambridge Club Festival is a family festival of music, arts and culture. This year had a brilliant line up, including the iconic Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers, Gabrielle, Sara Cox and Level 42 to name a few. I had the pleasure of visiting for the day Sunday and had a brilliant day!

Getting to the festival:

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Getting to the venue was easy as shuttle buses ran regularly from Bourn Airfield and Cambridge North. The price of the bus was included in our tickets so we just hopped on and relaxed! We took the bus from Bourn Airfield. It only took a few minutes to arrive and there was plenty of space. The bus dropped off right at the edge of the security area.

The venue: festival

The venue was well organised and spacious. Unlike some festivals, there was plenty of room to move around freely, or just sit and relax. You can take camping chairs in with you for extra comfort- sadly we forgot ours! There were plenty of clean loos available (with paper and sanitiser!) too. Childerly Orchards are such a beautiful venue and were the perfect backdrop to this day.

The food: churros

The street food vendors were on-hand to cater for all of our varying tastes. Some of Cambridge’s finest food trucks gathered, including Fired Up Pizza, My Big Fat Greek, The Good Honest Food Co’s mac and cheese, Indian street food, churros Ole, and more. We got stuck in to the pizza, fish and chips, gyros and churros – delicious. Locally made Cambridge gin was on offer too which was a favourite for the day!

Things to do:venue

Mind, body and soul activities, for example disco yoga, meditation, gong baths and holistic treatments were available. There were also loads of family friendly activities in the Orchard for families to enjoy. There was also the Discovery Den to assume and enthral young people. We didn’t do any of these and opted to soak up the music.

The music:

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The layout of the venue made the main stage accessible from many angles.  We enjoyed performances from Corinne Bailey- Rae, Gabrielle, a DJ set from Trevor Nelson and of course the legend that is Diana Ross. She came out in true diva style to ‘I’m coming out’.


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Day or weekend tickets were available and campers and glampers could take advantage of the after dark discos too! NHS and keyworker could buy discounted tickets. Or VIP? This included upgraded access, a private bar area and viewing platforms.

We had a great time at the Cambridge Club Festival. It was an effortlessly fun day out, thanks to the thorough organisation that clearly went in to the weekend. We will be back next year!


More festivals in Cambridge 2022 here.