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26th April 2017

cambridge rock festival

Organisers of the annual Cambridge Rock Festival have announced that this year's event will go ahead over the same four days as usual, i.e. Thursday August 3rd to Sunday August 6th.

However, the location will move to Horseheath Lodge, CB21 4PT, following a new sponsorship arrangement with Cambridge's Black Barn Records.

cambridge rock festival

Festival director Dave Roberts told us:

"This will be our thirteenth full festival and we aim for it to be the start of a new chapter in the life of the CRF at an amazing new site.

"Indeed, as well as putting something in place for this year we are already thinking about 2018 too, which we expect to be even better as we will have the experience of our new site behind us."

cambridge rock festival

This event follows a hugely successful 2016, which bands and festival goers alike labelled the best ever. Whilst organisers must remain tight-lipped about this year's acts until contracts are in place, previous festivals have featured many of the UK's biggest classic rock, prog and blues bands and musicians, for example Asia, Wishbone Ash, Caravan, Focus, Eddie & The Hotrods, FM, Magnum, Don Airey, Uriah Heep, Thunder, Mick Ralphs, The Quireboys to name just a few, as well as overseas acts from Europe, the USA and Australia.

We will keep you up to date with developments as we get them.

cambridge rock festival

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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