Bring your instruments
We love the spontaneous music and sessions around the site, in the campsites and on the open stages. Bring your acoustic instruments and please start sessions, though not near to the boundary where they could disturb local residents, or to sign up for the Club Tent. If it is raining after the stages finish, sessions take place within Stage 2.
There are music workshops, sessions, tai’ chi and healing workshops, plus opportunities to play onstage at both sites. Kids and young people have even more music, craft, sessions and activities especially for them.
We recommend Coldhams Common Campsite which is more peaceful, spacious and child friendly. At Cherry Hinton Hall Campsite we have designated the area near to the paddling pool and tennis court, together with any area close to the boundary and nearby houses, as family or quieter camping. Wherever you are camping please keep noise to a reasonable level out of consideration for those camping around you.
Explore the Festival
Why not visit the quieter areas of Cherry Hinton Hall like the duck pond or the nature reserve? The Flower Garden is beautiful area in front of Cherry Hinton Hall intended for quieter forms of entertainment and music making, such as singarounds, storytelling and workshops. Within the campsite there is storytelling, a crèche and play area, a playground, free Internet access at the Folknet Café and more.
Visit Cambridge City
Why not explore the historic City centre or do some shopping, sometime over the four days? Buses stop right outside the Festival and you can buy a dayrider ticket with unlimited stops for a day.
Join our online community
On the online community section of this website you can post and view photos, read our blog, access message boards and more.
Help make Cambridge greener
We are committed to making the Festival more environmentally friendly but we need your help. Wherever possible, please use public transport or share transport eg www.liftshare.com to get to the Festival. Regular buses are provided from the City centre/bus and train stations. One journey on arrival and one journey on departure is provided free. There is a refill system on all plastic glasses in the bars, to reduce waste and litter. Please refill, not landfill. Help us to keep the site tidy and recycle using the bins, skips, recycling bags and points provided. See the environment section of the website for more details of what we are doing.
Don’t bring glass
Glass breaks and is dangerous. There are large numbers of people onsite and many children. Please do not bring glass. No glass is allowed in the arena, with the exception of our Festival tankards, which are very rarely broken.