We are sorry to share the news that this summer’s Big Weekend has been cancelled.
The safety of the public, as well as the artists, staff and crew who work on the Big Weekend, is our top priority. The situation around coronavirus has been changing rapidly in the past days and weeks and, unfortunately, under the circumstances it is becoming too difficult to plan, prepare and deliver an event on the scale of the Big Weekend whilst keeping everyone safe.
We know this will be a blow not only for our Cambridge community, but for the artists, community performers, contractors and crew who make the Big Weekend possible. Performers and many others working in the live music sector are under tremendous pressure, especially as many have already seen gigs and tours cancelled or postponed. Please rest assured this decision has not been taken lightly.
As a local authority, Cambridge City Council, which runs the festival, has frontline responsibilities in times of crisis and is working hard to support local residents. Our immediate focus has to be on supporting our community through this difficult time, particularly those who are frail and vulnerable.
For more information about coronavirus and how to protect yourself, including guidance from the NHS, please visit the following links:
NHS Guidance on Coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Government Guidance on Coronavirus https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Thanks to our local community, supporters and performers for their patience. We look forward to the Big Weekend returning in 2021.