Cambridge Big Weekend 2017

19 May 2017, 16:00

Cambridge Big Weekend 2016

Join Heart in the centre of Cambridge for a weekend of live music and family fun this weekend.

The Big Weekend and Cambridge Melais taking place on Parker's Piece from Friday 7th July until Sunday 9th July.

This year’s event is sponsored by Hill - the award-winning housebuilder - and one of the top 15 housebuilders in the United Kingdom with local schemes including Ninewells, Magna and Virido.

The event’s theme this year is Building New Communities and live music is at the heart of The Big Weekend. Whatever your taste, there'll be something worth hearing.

There'll also be a variety of family entertainment to enjoy including a brilliant fireworks display on the Friday evening, tasty food and drink across the weekend, sports activities, cabaret and much more.

The Big Weekend will also be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Cambridge's twinning with the Hungarian city of Szeged, marked by Hungarian folk band playing, folk dance and storytelling.

The whole event's provided by Cambridge City Council, organised by Cambridge Live and proudly supported by Heart.

What's Happening?

Friday 7th July

The Big Weekend gets under way with an evening of live music and fireworks.

Friday night has an 80s theme, with a live performance by headliners ABC plus tribute group Wham!Duran

>>> See the full running order for Friday  


Enjoy a great family fun day out full of live music, delicious food, cinema and more.

T. Rex and reggae group Aswad will also be taking to the stage.

There'll be mouthwatering treats from the French Market, fun to be had in the ARM Gaming Hub, the chance to get messy in the University of Cambridge Fun Lab and even a silent disco!

>>> See the full running order for Saturday 




Main Stage Cambridge Big WeekendCome and experience music and culture from around the world in the city's hugely popular Cambridge Mela.

Sunday also includes sports, community choirs, the French market and dance marquees.

>>> See the full running order for Sunday 


Highlights from Cambridge Big Weekend 2016

Have a look at the best bits from our coverage of last year's event.