Events listings

Below are listings of all alternative events we know about in Cambridge. If you know of an event not on this list, or are organising one, then contact the webmaster to have it added.

Highlighted events are official Rocksoc events.

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Past events: 2015

20th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming / LGBT+ Crossover Night

at The Q Club

Cambridge RockSoc and LGBT+ Society join forces to bring you a stomping night of rock, metal and alternative music.

12th June

Mammothfest Warmup tour

at The Portland Arms

Brighton's monumental heavy metal festival Mammothfest are building up to the day of pure brutality with a badass 30 day tour.

Headliner: Abhorrent Decimation - Death Metal
Tour Support: King Leviathan- Death/Thrash Metal
Local Supports: Countless Skies - Melodic Death Metal
Dismanibus - Melodic Death Metal

INFO: Fri 12th June 2015 The Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BA

Doors - 7.30PM 1st band - 8.00PM

Entry £5 OTD Tickets: £4 from Camblast Promotions £3 OTD for NUS / RockSoc

19th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Q Club

WAKE UP SCREAMING IS HERE!! Cambridge Rocksoc brings you one of the best rock and metal nights in the city!! Expect an awesome variety of tunes from classic rock anthems to thrash/speed/black metal, industrial, and much more! Bring everyone you know, for a truly epic night!! £4 Entry £3 RockSoc Members

2nd July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Free Press

at The Free Press

Everyone join us at The Free Press this Thursday - hopefully we'll be cooling off with a refreshing pint in the beer garden! See you all then!!

9th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

Rocksoc will be taking over the Blue Moon this Thursday, so join us for awesome times!

16th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ King Street Run

at King Street Run

Time once again for the weekly Rocksoc Pub meet! This week it's off to The King Street Run for an evening of drinking and merriment! Don't forget this Friday it’s Wake Up Screaming - our monthly club night at the Q club! Will be an epic night so please do join us!

17th July

CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING. Wake Up Screaming - Rock and Metal Night

at The Q Club

CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING. Cambridge Rocksoc brings you Wake Up Screaming!! One of the best rock and metal nights in the city! Our DJs will deliver you an awesome variety of floor filling tunes and with such low priced drinks, The Q Club is definitely the place to be this Friday! £4 Entry £3 RockSoc Members

23rd July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

It's time again to visit our favourite haunt! YAAAY! See you all at the Elm Tree! :D

30th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

Special request for the Cambridge Blue this week! A fine pub paired with our fine company - what more could you want on a Thursday evening! :)

6th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

This week we shall be heading to the Dev for the usual awesomeness. The Devonshire Arms serves local beers from the Milton brewery and is one of the cheapest pubs in Cambridge! We are always looking for new members, so come along for some good laughs and beery laziness.

13th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Maypole

at The Maypole

This week its the Maypole. This is a great pub with many awesome ales and other drinks to choose from. We are always looking for new people, so if you are a student or not, please join us! (Plus its right in the center of town, so no excuses! :D )

20th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

Join us for a relaxing pint or two at the Elm Tree this Thursday! If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to meet our awesome regulars! Also don't forget it's Wake Up Screaming this Friday, Rocksoc's monthly club night, at the Q club! Details of which can be found at www.facebook.com/events/1659788197599445 Do NOT miss this!!

21st Aug.

Wake Up Screaming - Rock and Metal Night

at The Q Club

Cambridge Rocksoc will claim the Q Club once again for a night of rock and metal mayhem! If you need an excuse to go crazy on the dance floor then Wake Up Screaming is the place to be! Cheap drinks and fun times guaranteed! \m/ £4 Entry £3 RockSoc Members

27th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Mill

at The Mill

Rocksoc will be venturing to The Mill pub this Thursday! Will be an awesome night as usual so everyone old and new come on down! :D

3rd Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

We're off to the Hopbine this week folks! :D Everyone come join us for awesome times!!

10th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

This week Rocksoc is heading down Mill Road to the Devonshire Arms! All are welcome! :D

17th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

Rocksoc will be venturing to the Cambridge Blue this Thursday for many fine beverages! Hope to see you all there! Don't forget its Wake Up Screaming this Friday at the Q Club - will be an awesome night so everyone head on down! Details can be found here: www.facebook.com/events/687167941385410

18th Sept.

WAKE UP SCREAMING - Rock and Metal Night

at The Q Club

Cambridge Rocksoc brings you Wake Up Screaming! One of the best rock and metal nights in the city! Our DJs will deliver you an awesome variety of floor filling tunes from classic rock and metal to industrial and much more! Bring everyone you know for a truly epic night! £4 Entry £3 RockSoc Members

24th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

This Thursday we’re off to the Elm Tree! Join us for awesome times in Rocksoc’s most beloved pub. We’re always looking for new people to join our society so if you’re new to Cambridge or just haven’t made it down yet, then join us this Thursday!! :)

1st Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ King Street Run

at King Street Run

Everyone join us this Thursday as we head to the King Street Run! We'll most likely be located upstairs. Hope to see you all there!

2nd Oct.

PSYCROPTIC (AUS) / THE INFERNAL SEA / SCARRED / CONJURER @ MET LOUNGE 2/10/2015

at The Met lounge (Peterborough)

Camblast Promotions & Belligerent Promotions present... Psycroptic: Legendary Australian death metal makes a welcome return to Peterborough since their last appearance here in 2009. The Infernal Sea: TIS kick off their UK tour in support of new album 'The Great Mortality' in style with a rare home town performance. Scarred: Death/Thrash from Luxembourg est. 2003 - touring the UK with PSYCROPTIC. Conjurer: Sludge metal from Birmingham. 'Like being bludgeoned and glassed at the same time as being kicked in the face.' - Maximum Volume. FREE ENTRY TO CLUB NIGHT AFTER GIG. TICKETS - www.camblastpromotions.bigcartel.com

8th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Crawl

at The Pickerel

We’re welcoming in the new term with a pub crawl! We’ll be starting at the Pickerel Inn at 7.00pm and journeying to some of our favourite pubs in Cambridge! We’re always looking for new people to join our society so if you’re new to Cambridge or just haven’t made it down yet, then join us this Thursday! The route: 7.00pm - Pickerel Inn 8.00pm - Maypole 9.00pm - King Street Run 9.45 - Elm Tree 11.00 - Blue moon We will try our hardest to keep to the allocated times so feel free to join us at any time! Updates of our location will be posted on Facebook!

15th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

This Thursday we're heading to the Elm Tree! - Rocksoc's favourite pub! This event is a brilliant chance to meet like-minded rock and metal people, so we hope many freshers can join us for fun times! Don't forget it's Rocksoc's monthly club night Wake Up Screaming this Friday at the Q club!

16th Oct.

Cambridge RockSoc presents: WAKE UP SCREAMING Rock & Metal Club Night

at The Q Club

Another month, another Cambridge Rocksoc Club Night! But this time the entry for Students is for FREE! The DJs will provide you with a wide range of Rock/Metal classics and floor fillers. The genres will as diverse, as every time, from black, death, thrash, heavy, speed metal over industrial tunes to punk or hard rock. (Of course some kvlt old-school tunes won't be missed either ;) ) We hope we will see as many of you, as possible, this especially counts for you, freshers, out there in Cambridge! :) On door: £4. RockSoc members: £3. FREE ENTRY for everyone with a valid student ID!

21st Oct.

#TORYCORE

at The Junction

What better way to underscore Conservative economic policy than with the sound of PURE EVIL? Part metal-recital, part exorcism, #TORYCORE combines sludge and doom metal with the Budget speech 2015; a pounding subverbal deathgrowl with text from the blue suits at Tory HQ. Chris Thorpe and Steve Lawson on guitar. Lucy on vocals. Lyrics by George Osborne and the architects of austerity. #TORYCORE is twisted avant-garde metal and a guttural vocal that plays like a verbatim record of a government ripping society’s guts out. This is a free, ticketed event, presented by Cambridge Junction as part of the 'power and resistance' themed Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Instead of paying for a ticket, please bring with you an edible donation to the Cambridge City Foodbank or a cash donation to another local direct action charity (tbc).

22nd Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Prince Regent

at The Prince Regent

This week we're off to The Prince Regent for an evening of drinking and merriment! If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to join in the fun and meet awesome like-minded people! Hope to see you all there! :D

29th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

Rocksoc is heading to the Hopbine this Thursday for our weekly pub meet! Take away the stresses of the week and join us for lots of ale and crazy conversations!

5th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

Cambridge Blue this week!! We're always looking for new people to join our society! So if you haven't made it down yet this is another great chance to meet awesome Rocksoc people! :D

12th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Maypole

at The Maypole

Maypole this week! :D Everyone come on down & drink away all your troubles with us awesome Rocksoc folk!! Don't forget this Saturday is our Rocksoc gig at the Portland Arms from 7.30pm! This is an unmissable event!!

14th Nov.

Pre-Freshers' Gig Dinner and Drinks @ The Boathouse

at The Boathouse

It's that time of the year again... The Freshers' gig is upon us! There will be no time to rest so make sure your stomach is full by joining us at the Boathouse for fine dining conversation and pre-drinks before heading to the Portland.

14th Nov.

BUFFO'S WAKE + IN SEARCH OF SUN + HANOWAR

at The Portland Arms

Gypsy punk, rock and metal come together for what is bound to be an absolutely fantastic evening so BE THERE! One year after their epic performance, Buffo's Wake are returning to Cambridge for what promises to be another awesome night of insane gypsy punk. They've already played some of the UK's biggest festivals and toured Europe a few times. These guys will blow you away! CHEAPER TICKETS on sale at http://www.camblastpromotions.bigcartel.com/. And don't forget RockSoc members get an extra discount!

19th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

Everyone head on down to the Devonshire arms this Thursday for a few pints! Don't forget this Friday is our monthly rock and metal club night Wake Up Screaming at the Q Club! Hope to see you all there!

20th Nov.

Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP SCREAMING Rock & Metal night

at The Q Club

It's time for another Rocksoc Rock and Metal night! This means: Bring all your friends along, everyone is welcome to celebrate the weekend with tunes from Hard Rock over Industrial to some Trve Metal ;)

26th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

Rocksoc is heading to the Blue Moon this week! Our events are the best way to meet like-minded rock and metal people in Cambridge so if you haven't been to our events before join us this Thursday for guaranteed fun times!!

3rd Dec.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

Our faithful ol' Elm Tree beckons us! We're always looking for new people to join our society so head on down this Thursday and we'll welcome you into the group! :)

10th Dec.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ King Street Run

at King Street Run

Rocksoc is gathering at the King Street Run this week! Everyone is welcome!

17th Dec.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

Everyone join us this Thursday for an eve of fun and festivities at the Hopbine! And don't forget, this Friday is WAKE UP SCREAMING, our monthly rock and metal club night at the Q Club!

18th Dec.

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: Wake Up Screaming Rock & Metal Club night

at The Q Club

For the last time of year 2015 Rocksoc, again, is celebrating a Club Night in the Q Club with rock and heavy Metal tunes! Genres will vary, as usual, so bring all your friends and together we will make a phenomenal, all previous WUS events topping, night!!!!!!