Music in Cambridge

Folk Festival

Acclaimed four-day music fest in Cherry Hinton Hall, 4 miles southeast of the city centre. It has hosted the likes of Van Morrison, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Christy Moore, Imelda May, Paul Simon and KT Tunstall.
Sports in Cambridge


Traditional rowing races along the Cam (or the Granta, as the Cambridge stretch is called), in which college boat clubs compete to 'bump' the crew in front.
Beer in Cambridge

Beer Festival

Hugely popular five-day beer and cider extravaganza on Jesus Green, featuring brews from all over the country as well as a great range of British cheeses.
Theatre in Cambridge

Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

The bard's best-loved works performed in a handful of college gardens.
Cultural in Cambridge

May Balls

The biggest student events of the year, the name of these formal balls don't match the month they're held in (June) because college authorities decided that May's traditional booze-fuelled revelry – just before the …