The Cambridge Rock Festival have announced the first few bands for the festival on 1st-4th August.
- Thursday: Cregan & Co, The Pure Floyd Show, Are You Experienced.
- Friday: Bonafide, Hazel O’Connor, Eddie and the Hotrods, Split Whiskers, Walkway, Luna Kiss, Loveless Luck
- Saturday: The Quireboys, Caravan, Deborah Bonham, Pat McManus, Pearl Handled Revolver, Cornerstone, Afterlife.
- Sunday: The Animals, Magnum, Mostly Autumn, Ben Poole Band, Hekz, Attica Rage.
It is a little “usual suspecty” this year, with most of the top acts on each day all having played previous festivals, in many some cases multiple times. One noticeable thing is that there’s nothing remotely “prog” on the main stage scheduled against the CRS Stage on Friday, avoiding a repeat of last year’s unfortunate clashes between It Bites & Focus on the main stage and Winter in Eden & Kyrbgrinder on the CRS stage last year.
As for Mostly Autumn, I know I’m a fan, but somehow it wouldn’t be quite the same without them. They do have their detractors amongst festival regulars, and at least this gives them something to moan about. No sign (yet) of Stolen Earth or Panic Room, but plenty more bands still to be announced.