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Taking place this summer on June 10-12, the Cambridge Club Festival boasts a seriously impressive line-up, with the likes of Diana Ross, The Jacksons, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Level 42, Gabrielle, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Mica Paris all set to perform in the beautiful setting of Childerley Orchard near Cambridge.

And you could be there as Suffolk News is a media partner for the 2022 event.

The seeds for the festival were sown when three friends, William Young, Sam Mellor and Frazer Robinson - who also founded the Strawberries & Creem festival - came up with the idea while enjoying lunch in Cambridge’s famous Fitzbillies café.

Cambridge Club Festival: Diana Ross (55263202)
Cambridge Club Festival: Diana Ross (55263202)

The original idea was to stage an event that their mums would enjoy – an evening of gin and Prosecco tasting. No one realised at the time that five years later this event would spawn a three-day musical extravaganza attracting such a array of musical superstars.

Along with the music on offer, the festival serves up a three-day feast of arts, culture, and wellness activities. Revellers can start their morning by practising peaceful mindfulness and yoga and spend the afternoon enjoying a fine selection of comedy and podcasts at the Auditorium of Intrigue – situated in the orchard – with fascinating talks and comedy performances.

Performers include Marcus Brigstocke – British comedian best known for his acclaimed, satirical BBC Radio 4 programme The Now Show – along with comedy act Angelos Epithemiou (played by Dan Skinner), who regularly features on the Brian and Roger podcast and TV shows such as Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

Sara Cox will be under pressure as she takes on a once in a lifetime hip-shaking 24 hour challenge for Comic Relief; introducing Sara’s Sounds of the 80s Danceathon, taking place on Monday 20th March. (55965756)
Sara Cox will be under pressure as she takes on a once in a lifetime hip-shaking 24 hour challenge for Comic Relief; introducing Sara’s Sounds of the 80s Danceathon, taking place on Monday 20th March. (55965756)

They will be accompanied by a variety of comedians including Emmanuel Sonubi, Olivia Lee, Michelle Shaughnessy, Rob Rouse and Howard Read.

The festival team has also launched a region-wide talent competition called Live and Local, looking for regional talent to join Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers, etc on the Main Stage - an amazing opportunity for performers in the region.

Tickets are available from thecambridgeclub.co/tickets. Weekend tickets start at £155 – covering entry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including a return shuttle bus to/from site. Day tickets start from £60, and VIP packages (private bar area and viewing platform) and hospitality (members-only area with complimentary food/drink). are available.

Cambridge Club Festival: Gabrielle (55263204)
Cambridge Club Festival: Gabrielle (55263204)

There is camping on site: pre-pitched packages for all budgets and group sizes (including glamping), or self-pitch tent options too.

The Cambridge Club Festival - for which Suffolk News is media partner - is offering four lucky winners the chance to enjoy the full premium experience at this stunning summer event, with a private bar and chill-out area, queue jump access, and an exclusive viewing platform with an unrivalled view of the Main Stage.

This VIP package is valued at £1,200 and the competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over (under 18s can attend with adult).

Cambridge Club Festival: Mica Paris (55263195)
Cambridge Club Festival: Mica Paris (55263195)

To enter, simply send your answer to the question below, along with your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address, to newsdesk@iliffemedia.co.uk by 12pm on Thursday, April 28.

Question: Where were the festival's founders when they came up with the idea for the Cambridge Club Festival?