Postponements & Cancellations

As we re-open, some events may still be cancelled. If you hold tickets to a cancelled event, rest assured your tickets are protected and we will contact you in due course about your options for a refund or, where available, re-booking to another date.

Please be patient and wait to be contacted. The Wheeler Street box office remains closed for the time being and phone lines are not available. If you need to contact Box Office, please send an email to and we will respond as we are able.


Big Weekend at Home Credits

(In alphabetical order)


BBC Introducing in Cambridgeshire celebrate the summer online with the some of their favourite acts discovered through the show. 


BIG 10

BIG 10 - 'The best Ska/2tone party band in the East'. 

Cambridge's finest, who are (very quietly!) celebrating 20 years as a band in 2020 bring you the songs of Bad Manners, The Specials, Madness, Dexys Midnight Runners and more.


An introduction to the Cambridge Canopy Project which is seeking to increase the level of tree canopy cover in the city, and an overview of the ways that you can get involved in tree-related activities as part of this year’s Big Weekend events.



Now in its 101st year, the Cambridge Pentacle Magic Club is a diverse group of professional and  amateur  magicians We have performed at multiple venues in Cambridge including the Junction and Portland Arms. We're a friendly bunch of over 30 members and are currently meeting weekly via zoom. If you want to learn some magic apply to join via our website.


Cambridgeshire Music presents their Online Orchestra performing the toe-tapping Mexican favourite ‘La Bamba’, featuring 100 musicians from across the county and beyond on an uplifting mix of instruments including harps, marimbas, ukuleles, a Chinese two-stringed erhu and even kazoos.

Cambridgeshire Music is the county hub for music education and arts therapies. We make high quality music happen all across Cambridgeshire for young people and families – both in and out of school. We organise thousands of music lessons, bands and projects in all styles of music, as well as arts therapies for all ages. We work in partnership with hundreds of professional musicians and organisations.



Chris Brown loves playing soul music in his home town and has been presenting his soul show on a Saturday evening in Cambridgeshire for over 30 years. Cambridge 105 Radio is where you can check out his live and local soul and dance selection between 6 - 8pm every Saturday night.



JUDVH is a bright young talent with a "voice beyond his years". -BBC Introducing Cambridge

Raised by parents with strong, differing musical influences, JUDVH grew up with a deep appreciation for a wide variety of music from pop to classical to soul and started performing from the age of 5.

Now 22, JUDVH tells stories of love, loneliness and power through music, blending genres to create a powerful soundscape and a captivating live performance.
“My name is Judah, I'm a soul artist. I feel like the best way to describe my music is that it is a story. A lot of the songs I write are drawn from personal experiences and therefore the music reflects that and the emotion behind it.”


Cambridge 105 Radio presents a weekly music show that showcases the best in local talent. The New Music Generator (NMG) airs every Wednesday evening from 7pm. Hosted by Tim Willett, the programme champions the local Cambridge music scene



We are Sanskruti Cambridge, an award-winning dance company and school specialising in south-Asian dance and music. I am the founder and artistic director, and I established Sanskruti in 2007.

We are the pioneers for introducing Bharatanataym to the Cambridge Big Weekend Festival in 2007. At that time, people were not familiar with this dance style and found it fascinating to watch it being performed live at the Big Weekend at the World Dance marquees. Since then, the performances by our students and artists have become a regular scene every year at the Big Weekend, especially the popular Asian Mela. Bharatanatyam is no longer an unknown art form and we  take immense pride in propagating not only Bharatanatyam, but also Odissi, Bollywood dance and Carnatic music. We have a core set of teachers who are committed to training students in the art forms.
As the artistic director and teacher, my vision is to bring south Asian art forms to a diverse, multicultural audience and the Big Weekend is an ideal platform for this purpose. Every year, we present classical dance forms on the Main Stage as well as in the Mela marquee. Our performers include students; children and adults, upcoming local artists and professional artists from UK and abroad. We also do arts and crafts activities occasionally to engage with our young audience.


SIN stands for Strength In Numbers. A non-profit Hip Hop arts company: teaching, performing and making platforms for Hip Hop arts activity and complementary practices. Our team is made up of established Bboys and Bgirls, DJs, MCs, beatboxers and graffiti writers. We are dedicated to developing artists, challenging the concept of impossible, nurturing and supporting Hip Hop and passing on knowledge the right way. Running inclusive projects full of Culture, art, style and expression.

2020 is our 25th Anniversary. We have been lucky enough to work with Arts Council England on our Back To The Future project, with offshoots including Participate Digital: our online Zoom and YouTube dance courses. Urban SINfonie 2020 16th-19th July: our virtual festival full of performances, live music, workshops, Q and A's and heritage footage from previous years, along with our Urban SINfonie online dance battle for Bboys and Bgirls, judged by international dance guests Ken Swift from New York and Geo from France. 



The Big Weekend at Home opens with a party mix on Star Radio hosted by Josh Lovatt. Josh is Star Radio's Breakfast Show Host, but also annually opens the Main Stage at the Big Weekend on the Friday Night.


Special thanks to our comperes:

Councilor Anna Smith - City Councillor & Executive Councillor for Communities
James Page - Marketing Officer at Cambridge Live of Cambridge City Council
Hazel Beale - Folk Festival Coordinator
Councillor Russ McPherson - Mayor of Cambridge & Lead Councillor for Community Safety and Standards

The Big Weekend at Home video edited by Cambridge TV