The final two headline acts have now been confirmed for the Cambridge Rock Festival being held in Peterborough this summer.

The family-friendly music festival will be taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough for the first time from June 16 - 19, having been forced to postpone during 2020 and 2021.

British husband and wife duo When Rivers Meet will headline the event on Sunday June 19 and the other final headliner is Franck Carducci and the Fantastic Squad.

They join other headliners already announced - Focus, Cats in Space, Atomic Rooster and a total of 65 acts lined up.

The CRF started in 2004 as a family-run event, which in essence it still is.

Dave Roberts, festival director, told ESP – “The aim has always been to provide great entertainment, and avoid the corporate nature of many larger festivals as far as possible. All the proceeds from ticket and drink sales go to help fund the event rather than pay the organisers. Despite being run and stewarded by enthusiastic volunteers, who make it perhaps the friendliest festival you will find, many festival goers and indeed many bands have said it is one of the best run festivals they’ve ever been to.”

The annual music festival has seen nationally and internationally well known acts perform on its various stages, but has also taken the opportunity to promote new and local bands too. There are several Cambridge/Peterborough acts appearing on the bill including Austin Gold and Aladdinsane.

The event has regularly featured up to three stages and usually runs for four days from Thursday to Sunday, with anything up to one hundred bands appearing each year.

Dave added - “We’re sure that the move has great benefits for all those attending, including tiered seating, hard standing car park and site roads, permanent buildings, better transport links and more affordable accommodation for those not wishing to camp. On-site camping with parking by your tent and free car parking will all continue.”

Headliners When Rivers Meet are a duo fast creating waves having released their long-awaited debut album We Fly Free to critical acclaim from the UK radio and rock music magazine media as well as reaching #1 in the Blues Album Charts on iTunes. They are planning to tour the US later this year.

Franck Carducci and the Fantastic Squad are from Europe and have been building a large following with their imaginative music and fantastic stage show – costumes, make-up, psychedelic atmosphere and humour. Think Genesis, Alice Cooper and David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and Pink-Floyd too.

The festival will continue to feature its usual real-ale bars with over 70 real ales and 25 farmhouse ciders on sale, and the new specialist gin, Pimms & Prosecco Bar.

Advance day and weekend tickets for the Cambridge Rock Festival in Peterborough are now available from the festival website at

Festival Photos: Trevor Cotterill

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