Going Out: New venue for popular rock festival

PUBLISHED: 17:40 06 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 11 May 2010

John Lees and his band top the bill at Cambridge Rockfest

John Lees and his band top the bill at Cambridge Rockfest

THE Cambridge Rock festival has a new venue this year - and a line-up of top bands to go with it. The festival, which runs from Thursday, August 6 to Sunday, August 9, has moved to Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge Road, Barton. Topping the bill on Friday

THE Cambridge Rock festival has a new venue this year - and a line-up of top bands to go with it.

The festival, which runs from Thursday, August 6 to Sunday, August 9, has moved to Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge Road, Barton.

Topping the bill on Friday will be John Lees' Barclay James Harvest, led by original BJH guitarist Lees, and featuring founder member Woolly Wolstenholme.

Lees' band tends to focus on the melodic orchestral sound of BJH of the 70s, topped off by his searing guitar work.

They will be supported by Mostly Autumn, Danny Bryant, Joker, Dead Like Harry, Leaf Hound, Blanco Diablo, Awake, Northsyde, and C-Sides.

Saturdays line-up is headed by Quireboys, and includes Never The Bride, Pete Brown, Deborah Bonham, Phoenix, Stray, Jefferson Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ray Owen's Juicy Luicy, and The Mustangs.

The big attraction on Sunday is the original line-up of Asia - Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer, and John Wetton.

They got back together in 2006, and following a break after Wetton underwent heart surgery, have been playing a series of successful dates around the world.

Support is provided by Focus, Simon McBride, Karnataka, Touchstone, Airrace, Breathing Space, Morph, Jeavestone, and Sacred Heart.

Prices vary for individual days, but four-day tickets cost £85, under-16s £25, and under-10s £1.

Visit the festival website www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk

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