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a feast of festivals, under one spectacular roof, coming sooooooon.

For all you brilliant, creative, quirky minds.

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Why on earth?

Around 30 years ago, Cambridge had an arts festival which crossed all different genres, but disappeared.  Fast forward on to 2018 and the city now has at least 8 major, thriving, arts festivals... and more that that it has a whole heap of arts innovators, underground promoters, rising artists & cool brands all doing absolutely brilliant things.  Yet there is nothing showcasing all of it in one brilliant week.  

We think something should. And we think it would be an *enormous* amount of fun.

Over the past six months we've spoken to as many brands & festivals as we possibly can and asked whether - if we were able to provide them with a beautiful, never-been-to-Cambridge-before space to curate in - they would be interested in putting something into it.  The answer has been fantastically positive.  And then towards the end of 2017 we gathered some of the most creative minds we could find in Cambridge and asked them whether or not they also thought it was a good idea. The answer was a resounding yes, and a feeling that this could be spectacular.

The tent?  It's pictured above.  A Paradiso Spiegeltent - an antique and extraordinarily beautiful space that can hold around 650 seated / 800 standing, and we've booked it for the May half term in 2019.  Have a look here to find out more... 

We're going to need everyone to get behind this to make it happen... if you would like to get involved behind the scenes, let us know.  

Or if you'd just like to be on the mailing list to hear about updates, ticket releases and latest news, then just pop your name here.  

Let's create something incredible.


*confirmed so far, in random order.... Cambridge Jazz Festival, Cambridge Comedy Festival, The Ahbab Festival, The Festival of Ideas, the Cambridge Science Festival & the Cambridge Cocktail Weekend. The fabulous Junction are on board as curators as well, we've had interest from Sunday Papers Live, Neon Moon, Thirsty, four London festivals / venues (that we can't share with you just yet, but mixing things up a bit is where the fun happens!)  and finally BBC Radio Cambridgeshire & Cambridgeshire Music are on board as media partners.


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