Open Eddington 2019: Eddington Live
Saturday 14th September 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Locations: Market Square,Storey’s Field Centre
Open Eddington takes place on Saturday 14 September and will see the streets buzzing to the sounds of live music.
An eclectic collection of performers covering funk, pop, jazz and folk will be playing in the open air.
Performances will be taking place in Market Square, outside the Storey’s Field Centre and in the street food market located on the Ridgeway Corner.
The Brass Funkeys
1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
An 8-piece London-based Brass Band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans. Formed in 2011, they have played at major festivals including Glastonbury, Wilderness and the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as London venues including The O2 Brooklyn Bowl, Koko Camden, and Ronnie Scott’s. The Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.
Hatching in 2009, DodoBones have since been attracting attention with raw and heartfelt lyrics, seducing vocals, pulsing and gritty acoustic guitar, double bass and percussion. Their music has been described as ‘ironic pop’ and ‘wood rock’. Their combination of natural acoustic instruments and powerhouse performances features their material, as well as clever interpretations of other people’s.
Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble
Expect something brand-spanking new! The Love Ensemble are a brassy funk and pop band with an outlandish name, comprising ten of Cambridge University’s premier funk-mongers. Specialising in knees-up dancing, sing-alongs, raucous rapping and sexy sax solos, they’ll twist anything from smooth soul to Beyoncé into the unique Colonel Spanky’s sound.
Django’s Tiger plays jazz manouche; Django Reinhardt compositions and jazz standards from the twenties, thirties and fourties. Dedicated professionals with decades of playing experience between us, we can play as an acoustic guitar duo or with added double bass, clarinet, violin or vocals.
Afrika Simpson is a singer-songwriter from Kenya. Her music and lyrics bring you into an ethereal world where imagination and reality collide. Spicy, sad and ridiculous.
Find out what else is happening
Open Eddington also includes free hands-on and family activities, talks, tours and exhibitions, a street food market and licensed bar.
Getting to Eddington
Get to Open Eddington for free on the U-bus. On Saturdays the service runs from the railway station to Eddington via the city centre – click here for the timetable.
Alternatively Eddington is a short cycle journey from central Cambridge.
There will be very limited parking available so we encourage visitors to use sustainable transport methods to get to Eddington. Drivers can park at the Madingley Road Park and Ride, a short walk from Eddington. For more information click here.