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Cambridge Corn Exchange is planning return of live music

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Scott Matthews (43211346)
Scott Matthews (43211346)

Live music will be returning to the Cambridge Corn Exchange early next year.

The venue is planning to stage a programme of socially-distanced concerts from January 21.

Artists scheduled to appear in January and February include This Is The Kit and Scott Matthews (both in partnership with the Cambridge Folk Festival), Penelope Isles, BC Camplight, and Shame.

The venue, which is run by Cambridge City Council, said strict social-distancing rules will be in effect, with a maximum of 200 people in the audience per show, mandatory face coverings, temperature checks, and other safety measures to guard against the spread of Covid-19.

All tickets for the events will include a no-fuss money back guarantee in case the show is cancelled due to government restrictions or a customer falls ill.

Cllr Anna Smith, executive councillor for communities, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce this news. I know so many people have missed live entertainment, and I feel sure many Cambridge residents will be delighted to see the first signs of a return to live entertainment. Council officers have been hard at work preparing for this moment for months, and we look forward to welcoming audiences back to the Corn Exchange from January.”

The Corn Exchange closed in March following the eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. In October, it was awarded £400,211 from Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund, allowing it to plan with certainty through March 2021.

For the latest news and to book tickets, visit cornex.co.uk

The schedule

January 2021

  • 21: This Is The Kit
  • 22: Scott Matthews
  • 26: BC Camplight
  • 30: Penelope Isles

February 2021

  • 17: Shame

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