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Big Weekend Charity Stalls Application

The Big Weekend is an annual community festival held on Parkers’ Piece, Cambridge, providing three days of free family entertainment. On Sunday 7th July of the Big Weekend there will be an opportunity for local charities to promote their charity, sign up new members and/or fundraise by selling merchandise and other small items. We are seeking applications from charities interested in a pitch in the Charity Stall Marquee

For more informaton and to apply using our online form please contact

Mela Trader Application

Sunday 7th July of the Big Weekend is the Cambridge Mela, celebrating Asian culture, music, dance and craft, with music on the main stage, community performances in the marquees, dance, workshops, children and family activities, and a Mela Market area. We are seeking applications for people interested in a pitch in the Mela market area.

For more information and to apply using our online form please contact

Stewarding at City Events:

Enjoy events like the Big Weekend and get paid to be there! 

Looking for more stewards to join our team.

Send your CV to

Marketing and Sponsorship opportunities

Your company can be directly associated with a household name in the entertainment industry or one of the city’s highest profile community events.

Our audiences come from a 60 mile radius of Cambridge city and include a broad range of demographics.

Our dedicated in-house marketing team drive a range of marketing initiatives that could carry your brand and values including online media, email communications, press, media partnerships, targeted print and social media.

For more information click here or please contact Sophie Channon on or 01223 791752 

Future Opportunites 

We run a series of events throughout the year. Applications aren't currently open for all of the opportunities listed below but please check back soon to see how to apply for the following opportunities:

Big Weekend - Caterers 

Big Weekend - Main Bar

Big Weekend - Children's Activities

Big Weekend - Charity Stalls (applications for 2019 will open in the new year)

Big Weekend - Performers & Community Groups

Big Weekend - Cambridge Mela Performers and Traders

Big Weekend - Local Food Producers Food Hall 

Cambridge's Bonfire Night Celebrations and Fireworks- Caterers (Application for 2019 will open next summer)

Cambridge's Bonfire Night Celebrations and Fireworks- Fairground

Cambridge Mela- Performers

Cambridge Mela- Traders Marquee (Applications for 2019 will open in the new year)

Jazz and Brass in the Parks Performer Applications will open each December.

For information/questions regarding any of the opportuntiies above. Please contact

For Marketing and Sponsorship opportunities please contact

Becoming a Greener Festival

  • Bring your own mug or reusable water bottle
  • Always separate your recyclable waste
  • Bring your own bag – plastic bags never fully biodegrade
  • Car pool, take public transit, or cycle to your next festival
  • Ask food vendors for compostable plates and cutlery
  • Whenever possible purchase local and organic food and beverage options
  • Use mobile apps and websites for information instead of printed brochures
  • Don’t forget your chairs and rubbish when you leave
  • Properly dispose of any cigarette butts and grey water