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PremierLeague-News.Com- The Faraway Festival will take place at Shelford Rugby Club
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A new boutique micro-festival is coming to Cambridge this summer. And with live music, stand-up comedy performances and classic movie screenings over the course of a week, it offers a welcome opportunity to enjoy some summer fun after a year of Covid restrictions. The Faraway Festival will take place at Shelford Rugby Club from June 30 to July 6 and tickets are on sale now. It’s the brainchild of Henry Pattinson and Will Cleaver of Dusk and Duchy Events who have organised a number of successful drive-in events during lockdown while studying at university in Sussex. Henry, who is currently combining his festival organising duties with writing his Economics and Politics degree dissertation, is what he describes as “the sales person, the people person” in the operation. And Will’s background in the Royal Army Engineers means he’s the builder and the engineer. Now the pair are branching out into micro-festivals and will stage their first such event in the city where Henry grew up and worked on the punts, working his way up to management level before heading off to uni four years ago. “We wanted to get on board with micro-festivals because we’ve got a lot of transferable skills,” said Henry, “so we’re releasing our first brand of boutique festivals, the Faraway Festival, which is a multi-location festival. “We’ll start it off in Cambridge - we know the guys at Shelford Rugby Club quite well - and then we’ll also continue it on down in Sussex. It’s all very exciting. Don’t get me wrong, drive-in is an enjoyable experience but people are ultimately desperate to get back to in-person events and it’s exciting to be involved in that too.” The highlight of the Faraway Festival will be the live music and comedy on the Friday and Saturday, bookended by cinema screenings under Henry and Will’s Poshflix brand. Music acts include Dora Papadski, Halo Strings, Max Bianco and the Blue Hearts, Eli Bre, Tasty Sax and Roger Roger. Click below to sign up for email updates CambridgeshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. Roger Roger, Simon Day, Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble and Robyn Alvarez and also on the bill, with more artists to be confirmed, Bringing the laughs are Sean McLoughlin, Dinesh Nathan and Ester Manio, with Dave Fensome on MC duties.
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. “So our opening night will be the Great Gatsby, we’ve got The Boat That Rocked on the Thursday and then we go into the live music on the Friday. I’ve used a friend who is local to Cambridge, Harri Beasley, and he’s managed to get most of the acts together to rustle up Cambridge’s best grass toots bands for the Friday. People will finish work and 5pm and then make their way over to Shelford Rugby Club for some music until midnight.
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“We’ve got an electric string quartet, so their musical instruments light up as they play classic club anthems. "The Saturday is the main festival day when we’ll start at 11am and go all the way through to midnight and we’ll music all the way through to the evening. We’ll split up the day with comedy, then carry on with the music. “We’ll quieten down on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with the Posh Flix cinema again.” Capacity will be limited to just under 500, and that’s fine with Henry. “The fact that it’s a micro-festival makes it more personal as well as being easier for us to manage because ultimately we are still starting out in the festival industry,” he said, “so we want to walk before we can start sprinting.” Henry and Will’s experience of successful drive-in events was born out of having to adapt to Covid restrictions - and has stood them in good stead for their foray into festivals. “We thought ‘how can we adapt during Covid?’ and drive-in made the most sense,” he explained. Now as lockdown eases, they’re taking their first steps to bigger things. “We’re looking to build these up and over this summer we’ll learn a lot because the conditions are perfect to do it,” said Henry. For tickets, visit www.duskduchyevents.com.