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Summer sounds at Cambridge Station: All the details for Make Music Day 2024, film nights, concerts and the market coming to the CB1 area

A raft of events throughout the summer are coming to Cambridge’s CB1 district.

With film nights, Sunday music concerts and Make Music Day on Friday, 21 June, the Station Road area of Cambridge is establishing itself as a location for outdoor events - and is the gateway into the city for so many visitors and commuters.

Make Music Day 2023
Make Music Day 2023

Cambridge BID and CB1 Community are working in partnership to enhance the area through events and projects.

Make Music Day - 21 June

Make Music Day is celebrated in more than 125 countries each year to mark the summer solstice.

Jenny Granshaw, project manager at Cambridge BID, said: “We can’t wait to bring back Make Music Day for round two after launching it in Cambridge in 2023.

Singer Georgia Nevada. Picture: Keith Heppell
Singer Georgia Nevada. Picture: Keith Heppell

“The line-up is brilliant, all local talent and some established favourites amongst newer, up and coming bands. It’s a free event and you can dip in and out of the music all day from 11am-7pm. The traders at foodPark are on hand so you can get caught up in the vibes and dance through your lunch hour.

“As with all summer events, we’re crossing our fingers for sunshine but please come prepared for all weather!”

Cambridge 105 Radio will be broadcasting live to bring highlights of the festival to its listeners. The stage is located in Station Square, near Gail’s, visible as you exit the train station.

Make Music Day 2023
Make Music Day 2023

The confirmed line-up on Make Music Day so far is as follows:

- 11am – Nadya Galbraith, a young Cambridge singer with a strong vocal range.
- 11.40am – Emil Bani, One of Cambridge’s best loved musicians Emil Bani is also known as Child of Chief
- 12.20pm – Georgia Nevada, a southern rock artist from Littleport, previously featured in the Cambridge Independent, who has played several country festivals and venues across the UK.
- 1pm – Uncle Arthur & the Alley Cat, a duo who provide an impressive blend of genres delivered with style.
- 1.40pm – Josh Robins, a travelling songwriter who has performed at several big folk festivals including Cambridge.
- 2.20pm – Harri Beasley, a Cambridge favourite described as a “loop pedal magician”.
- 3.30pm – Beats & Babes, a collective of female musicians who provide uplifting music.
- 4.30pm – Dorothea, a Greek artist who has made a name for herself as a singer of both originals and covers.
- 5.45pm – Mr Griff, the headliner, is an eight-piece wall of sound who delivers the finest funk, soul and fusion. The band are also playing the Main Stage at this year’s Cambridge Club Festival.

Mr Griff
Mr Griff

Make Music Day is delivered by Cambridge BID, in partnership with CB1 Community, and they are supported by event sponsor FORA, which provides premium flexible workspace at 20 Station Road.

Cambridge BID and CB1 Community are organising Make Music Day, supported by FORA
Cambridge BID and CB1 Community are organising Make Music Day, supported by FORA

Film nights

Cambridge BID’s summer film nights are also back and no tickets are required – just turn up. A limited number of chairs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis but visitors are welcome to bring their own.

They’ll be shown on a big screen next to the Clayton Hotel, starting at 6pm.

Look out for:

- Barbie on 19 June – the box office smash hit starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Dressing-up is encouraged;
- Wonka on 4 September – a new take on Roald Dahl’s novel with Timothée Chalamet in the lead role.

Grab your friends, a bucket of popcorn and enjoy!

Summer Music on the Lawn

Summer concerts are on every Sunday until mid-September
Summer concerts are on every Sunday until mid-September

CB1 Community stages a free Sunday lunchtime concert series on the lawn behind the Clayton Hotel from 12.30-2pm every Sunday from now until mid-September.

Different local performers from a wide range of genres will feature. As well as established artists, the events also showcase the talents of promising newcomers.

Summer Market on Station Square

The market returns to Station Square on Wednesday, 3 July, from 12-4pm, with a selection of craft, flower, wine and vegetable stalls. Hot food will also be available from foodPark at lunchtime.

Find out more

For more information on all of these events, visit cambridgebid.co.uk and cb1community.org.uk, follow on @LoveCambridge_ and @CB1Community

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