Cambourne to be Wild festival promises two days of music and family fun
A fundraising festival, Cambourne to be Wild, promises live music, food and drink and family activities this weekend.
Taking place on fields beside Cambourne Business Park on Saturday and Sunday, the event will raise money for the Wildlife Trust in Cambridgeshire.
Queen tribute act Magic Queen will headline, with The Decades, John Verity, Fiveska, Blue Thunder, Treble Damage, Limited Time, Upwood Ukeleles, Fenboy3 and Timeline also playing.
Families can also enjoy fairground rides, arts and crafts and wildlife-themed activities, and there will be a beer and cider tent with a special ‘Wild Brew’ beer, plus prosecco and gin tents. Black Rice paella, Pizza Mondo and the Smoking Cow will provide food.
Louise Rackham, head of communities and wildlife, said: "Cambourne to be Wild is a first for the Wildlife Trust in Cambridgeshire and has been quite an undertaking to organise.
“Now we're all ready and really looking forward to a great couple of days celebrating wildlife and the whole local community.
“We're very grateful to all the groups who are helping support us - from Cambourne Town Council to the Scouts and cadets groups, and everyone who has loaned equipment.
“Many thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket and, in doing so, helping to support local wildlife, and we hope everyone has a great time. We're already aiming to build on the experience for next year to make it bigger and better."
Tickets cost less if bought in advance at wildlifebcn.org/camwild, where they are priced £25 for Saturday or £10 for Sunday for adults (£5 for those accompanied children aged 3-17). Family weekend tickets are £70.
The music line-up
Saturday July 6
9.30-11pm Magic Queen
A phenomenal tribute act that will have you singing to all the classics, from Don’t Stop Me Now to Bohemian Rhapsody.
An exceptional live covers band, playing rock, pop, soul, funk and disco hits from the 1960s to modern day.
6-7pm John Verity
Formerly guitarist with the band Argent - famous for the hit single 'God Gave Rock and Roll to You'
Local six-piece band ready to get your ‘baggy trousers’ moving
2-3.30pm Blue Thunder
Classic rock covers band belting out the likes of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Foo Fighters
12.30-1.30 DC Brown
Talented blues artist bringing a mix of guitar and piano based tunes.
11.30am-12pm Limited Time
Original music by talented home grown four piece, inspired by Green Day
Sunday July 7
A local band playing a selection of great music from across the decades
Blues sounds ranging from the likes of Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, The Kings - BB, Ben E and Albert and Peter Greens' early Fleetwood Mac
1.30-2.30pm Upwood Ukeleles
'Wonderfully daft... sheer joy!'
12-1pm Pulling Up Daisies
Original music from local band, consisting of Livi (vocals), James (vocals, guitar), and James (mandolin)
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