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: 2016

7th Jan.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

We'll be heading to the Elm Tree this Thursday, everyone is welcome!

14th Jan.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Castle Inn

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

We're off to the Castle Inn this Thursday! Everyone is welcome to join! :) Don't forget it's Wake Up Screaming this Friday night at the Q Club! ALSO SATURDAY is our Rocksoc gig at the Portland Arms! You get Rocksoc brownie points if you come to all 3!!!

15th Jan.

WAKE UP SCREAMING - Rock and Metal Club Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 RockSoc Members | First WUS of 2016!! Rocksoc is starting off the year with an impressive set of rock and metal tunes from our brilliant Dj’s! With such excellent music and great priced drinks, the Q Club is definitely the place to be this Friday!! We'd love to hear your song requests, so post them on the Facebook event!

16th Jan.

BEER AND FOOD ORGY (aka pre-drinks and dinner) @ The Boathouse

at The Boathouse

To shorten your wait until the doors of the gig finally open, join us at the Boathouse for pre-drinks and dinner. EVERYONE WELCOME, whether you're a RockSoc member or simply looking for fine company and general meriment!

16th Jan.

NECROSIS + OBSCENE ENTITY + INEBRIOUS INCARNATE + BODY HARVEST + MALIGNANT GERM INFESTATION

at The Portland Arms

£5 RockSoc/£6 Public | NECROSIS: Necrosis carved out a name for themselves within the death metal scene supporting bands such as Anaal Nathrakh and Kraanium. Their debut EP ‘Catatonic Psychosis’ received killer reviews and they will be performing at Death To Cancer Fest, Bristol Slam Fest, Deathfeast in Germany and Flesh Party Open Air Fest in Slovakia. | OBSCENE ENTITY: Blasting since 2012 and delivering ferocious death metal, Obscene Entity have release their debut album ‘Lamentia’ on November 27th. Described as 'packed with venomous songs that will batter you to unconsciousness' by Powerplay Magazine, it is guaranteed to blow you away. | INEBRIOUS INCARNATE: ''Four drunken idiots, came together through a love of death metal and delicious booze''... What more could you possibly want? | BODY HARVEST: Described as 'maniacs on speed and brutality', Body Harvest's debut album 'Futile Creation' received sick reviews. They've supported bands such as Exhumed, Annal Nathrakh, Aura Noir, Gorguts, Cerebral Bore and Abysmal Torment. | MALIGNANT GERM INFESTATION: Do you like poetry and poo? Well, you're in luck as Cambridge's finest local band is back! MGI will soon release their new album 'Exquisite Servings of Excrement' and will deliver heart-warming classics such as Beastiality Reality, Rectal Cheese Stuffer, Angry Toilet and Ballsack Baptism.

21st Jan.

Rocksoc goes to the 20th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival

at University Social Club

For our pub meet this week we will be attending the Winter Ale Festival!! More details about the festival can be found here: www.facebook.com/events/877810579003720.

28th Jan.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

Another week, another chance to join the Rocksoc pub meet! This week it's off to The Cambridge Blue, So come on down and have some fun over a few drinks!

4th Feb.

ROCKSOC PUB CRAWL

at The Pickerel

It's time again for one of our awesome Rocksoc Pub Crawls! We’ll be starting at the Pickerel Inn at 7.00pm and journeying to some of our favourite pubs in Cambridge! The route: 7.00pm - Pickerel Inn | 8.00pm - King Street Run | 9.00pm - Hopbine | 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 the Facebook event! :)

11th Feb.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

Rocksoc will be journeying down Mill Road this Thursday to the Dev!

18th Feb.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Everyone join us for a few pints at the Regal this Thursday! Don't forget this Friday is ROCKSOC'S WAKE UP SCREAMING CLUB NIGHT!! Don't miss this!

19th Feb.

Cambridge Rocksoc's WAKE UP SCREAMING

at The Q Club

Third week of the month and we all know what it means!!!! Rocksoc's glorious WAKE UP SCREAMING club night is back! Gather your friends together and make this night a night to remember, including sleeping pictures!!!

20th Feb.

Witchsorrow pre-drinks of ULTIMATE DOOM!

at The Boathouse

Pre-drinks for the fantastic headline show of Witchsorrow, with support from Bright Curse and the Mighty Arms of Atlas! Meet at 5, drink and eat then hit the Portland for some excellent times!

20th Feb.

Witchsorrow // Bright Curse // The Mighty Arms Of Atlas

at The Portland Arms

£5 RockSoc OTD / £7.50 Non-RockSoc | WITCHSORROW: UK doom titans WITCHSORROW hit Cambridge! Well known in the scene and having recently played at the mighty Damnation Festival amongst others, if you like Electric Wizard you'll dig these guys! | BRIGHT CURSE: I'm sure everyone will agree that Bright Curse make a welcome return to Cambridge! Here's their bio lazily ripped from their Facebook page: 'Deep, dark, hypnotic and addictive, Bright Curse evolves in the Heavy - Psychedelic scene represented by great bands such as Tool, Witch, Sleep...' | THE MIGHTY ARMS OF ATLAS: Cambridge-based rock. Featuring members of local heroes Buzzard King!

25th Feb.

Rocksoc Pub Meet / Portland Movie Club: Labyrinth @ The Portland Arms

at The Portland Arms

As a tribute to David Bowie The Portland Arms will be having a special FREE showing of the cult classic 1986 film he starred in, Labyrinth (more info here: www.facebook.com/events/1048383288537655/). For those who don't wish to watch the movie, the Rocksoc pub meet will be in the bar area!

3rd March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

This Thursday we're heading to the Elm Tree! - One of Rocksoc's favourite haunts! This event is a brilliant chance to meet like-minded rock and metal people, so we hope many new people can join us for fun times!

10th March

RockSoc AGM Pre-Drinks

at The Regal

As if the excitement of the upcoming AGM wasn't enough to induce minor catatonia, there is now the perfect opportunity to couple your craving for serious democratic debate with hysteria-fuelled intoxication at the RockSoc AGM Pre-Drinks! A group will be meeting at Weatherspoons before making the perilous journey to Homerton College for the ultimate battle, where the chosen ones will be determined to lead the RockSoc into the unknown…

10th March

RockSoc AGM

at Homerton College

It's that time of the year again... We'll soon be electing RockSoc's new committee (Leah Manning Meeting Room, Homerton College) and it's your chance to get involved! Being in the committee is a great opportunity to contribute to making RockSoc as awesome as possible, getting your own say and making a lot of friends! You don't need to have been on the committee before to apply. The positions up for grabs are: president, secretary, junior treasurer, publicity officer, events officer, WUS officer(s) and webthing. If you're interested in any of the positions above, just email committee@rocksoc.org.uk stating the position you wish to apply for with a short manifesto and the names of two RockSoc members to nominate and second you. More details about the positions available can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720305341539044/

17th March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Punter

at The Punter

After a successful AGM last week Rocksoc will be celebrating this Thursday at the Punter! Everyone join us as we welcome in the new committee!!

18th March

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP SCREAMING Rock & Metal night

at The Q Club

Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to harsh, trve metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

24th March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Tram Depot

at The Tram Depot

Start the bank holiday weekend as you mean to go on with shameless debauchery and rock and roll at The Tram Depot!

31st March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Anchor

at The Anchor

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Anchor this Thursday!

7th April

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Granta

at The Granta

This Thursday we're heading to the Granta! Rocksoc pub meets are a brilliant way of meet like-minded rock and metal people in Cambridge, so we hope many new people can join us this Thursday!!

14th April

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Maypole

at The Maypole

Rocksoc will be venturing to the Maypole this Thursday for a few drinks! Also this Friday is our legendary club night Wake Up Screaming at the Q club! Will be an ace night so don't miss out!

15th April

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP SCREAMING Rock & Metal night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 RockSoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to harsh, trve metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

21st April

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

Everyone join us this Thursday for an eve of fun and festivities at the Cambridge Blue! If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to meet our awesome Rocksoc regulars!

28th April

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Bath House

at The Bath House

Rocksoc will be at the Bath House this week folks! We’re always looking for new people to join our society so if you haven’t made it down yet, then join us this Thursday!

5th May

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

Rocksoc will be invading the Devonshire Arms for our Thursday night pub meet, hope to see you all there!

12th May

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Pickerel Inn

at The Pickerel

Another week, another chance to join the Rocksoc pub meet! This week it's off to The Pickerel Inn, So come on down and have some fun over a few drinks!

14th May

RockSoc picnic to celebrate Buckfast day!

at Jesus Green

A picnic in the nearly summer sun to celebrate national Buckfast day! What more could you possibly want? BYOB! There might be a disposable barbecue... Fire + Bucky = FUN.

19th May

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

Blue Moon this week! Also this Friday night is WAKE UP SCREAMING, Rocksoc's epic club night at the Q, will be a great night so bring everyone you know!

20th May

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP SCREAMING - Rock & Metal Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 Rocksoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to harsh, trve metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

26th May

Rocksoc goes to the Cambridge Beer Festival

at Cambridge Beer Festival

This week Rocksoc is off to Cambridge’s 43rd Beer Festival!! With such a huge range of national and international beers, cider, mead & wine to choose from, this is definitely the place to be!! Once we arrive we will post on the Facebook page to keep you updated on our location! Drink lists and more information about the festival can be found here: http://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com/

2nd June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Tram Depot

at The Tram Depot

We're off to the Tram Depot this Thursday! Everyone (member or not!) is welcome to join! :) ALSO it's only 2 weeks until our Rocksoc May Brawl gig at the Portland Arms (www.facebook.com/events/204547119893560)! Celebrate the end of your exams at this epic gig - 6 bands for only £6 (£5 Rocksoc members)!

9th June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Portland Arms

at The Portland Arms

Rocksoc pub meet will be at the Portland Arms this Thursday! It's Rocksoc’s May Brawl gig aka PeerFest (www.facebook.com/events/204547119893560) this Saturday in the Portland Arms gig room so this is the perfect opportunity for people unfamiliar with the Portland to experience the place ahead of the gig! Rocksoc pub meets are a brilliant way of meeting like-minded rock and metal people in Cambridge, so we hope many new people can join us this Thursday!

11th June

ROCKSOC MAY BRAWL (AKA PEERFEST)

at The Portland Arms

£6 Public/£5 RockSoc & CURAS members | RockSoc proudly presents THE VERY FIRST EDITION OF PEERFEST featuring: TRIPPY WICKED AND THE COSMIC CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT (Stoner, rock, blues, doom, sludge) | OUTRIGHT RESISTANCE (Heavy metal) | PETROL BASTARD (Tesco value version of the Prodigy) | GOUT (Drunk edge party gore) | MALIGNANT GERM INFESTATION (Cheese-based grindcore madness) | WTVR (Post punk, 8 bit electro-accordion rock)

16th June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Anchor

at The Anchor

We're off to the Anchor this Thursday! Everyone (member or not) is welcome to join!! Also this Friday is Rocksoc’s monthly club night, Wake Up Screaming (www.facebook.com/events/645263288963886)! This is the best rock night in Cambridge so join us for a most memorable night.

17th June

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP Screaming - Rock & Metal Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 Rocksoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to floor filling heavy metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

23rd June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

Rocksoc will be at the Hopbine this week! We’re always looking for new people to join our society so if you haven’t made it down yet then join us this Thursday!

30th June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Mill

at The Mill

This Thursday we're heading to The Mill. This event is a brilliant chance to meet like-minded rock and metal people, so we hope many new people can join us for fun times!

7th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue - Beer Festival

at The Cambridge Blue

Rocksoc's off to the Cambridge Blue summer beer festival this Thursday! - 100 beers including cask and keg & ciders and perries from near and far. Everyone is welcome to join!

14th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

Rocksoc will be at the Dev this Thurs, hope you can all join! And don't forget, this Friday is Wake Up Screaming, Rocksoc's rock and metal club night at the Q club (www.facebook.com/events/1745808368996803). Bring everyone you know for an awesome night!

15th July

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP Screaming - Rock & Metal Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 Rocksoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to floor filling heavy metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

21st July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Maypole

at The Maypole

We're heading to the Maypole this Thursday, you should hopefully find us in the outside seating area enjoying the sun! Everyone, member or not, is welcome to join :)

28th July

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 Rocksocs most beloved pub!

4th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Pickerel Inn

at The Pickerel

This Thursday we're heading to The Pickerel Inn! Rocksoc pub meets are a brilliant way of meet like-minded rock and metal people in Cambridge, so we hope many new people can join us this Thursday!!

11th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Tram Depot

at The Tram Depot

This week, rocksoc will be at the tram depot for much awesomeness. New people are always welcome! :D

18th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

The sun has been shining, so that means its time for some awesome beer gardening at the cambridge blue! As always, new people are always welcome, so feel free to join us!

19th Aug.

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP Screaming - Rock & Metal Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 Rocksoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to floor filling heavy metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

25th Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

Everyone join us this Thursday for an eve of fun and festivities at the Elm Tree! If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to meet our awesome Rocksoc regulars!

1st Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Regal this week! Cheap drinks & great company, what more can you want! New people are always welcome!

8th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

This week we’re off to the Dev from 8.30. It will be great to see you all there, and as always we love to welcome new people so do come join us for great times!

15th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

We'll be gathering at the Blue Moon this Thursday at 8.30pm, so feel free to join us for a few drinks and crazy antics!

16th Sept.

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP Screaming - Rock & Metal Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 Rocksoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to floor filling heavy metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

22nd Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Granta

at The Granta

This Thursday we're heading to The Granta! Rocksoc pub meets are a brilliant way of meet like-minded rock and metal people in Cambridge, so we hope many new people can join us this Thursday!!

29th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Tram Depot

at The Tram Depot

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Tram Depot this Thursday from 8.30pm! Rocksoc pub meets are a brilliant way of meeting like-minded rock and metal people in Cambridge, so we hope many Freshers can join us this Thursday!

6th Oct.

Rocksoc Freshers' Pub Meet at The Regal

at The Regal

Welcome Fresher’s! Rocksoc will be at the Regal this Thursday from 8.30pm. Rocksoc is the only society in Cambridge catering for your rock and metal needs, so please do join us! You don’t have to be a member to join our events, but if you are interested in saving money at our upcoming gigs and club nights then membership is only £5 for life. It’s totally worth it, so ask us at our events how to sign up!

7th Oct.

Pre-Freshers' Gig Dinner and Drinks @ The Boathouse

at The Boathouse

This year, RockSoc will be celebrating the Freshers' week in style with what promises to be a fantastic gig at The Portland Arms (more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/213539335712012/). To kick things off in the finest way, we will be at The Boathouse (next door to The Portland Arms) from 5pm for some food and most importantly pre-drinks! Join the drunken madness!

7th Oct.

RockSoc Freshers' Gig: Kaine // Unit Nine // Powderhead

at The Portland Arms

£5 Public/£3 RockSoc members (please bring membership card) | Brace yourselves! This year, RockSoc's Freshers' gig will actually take place during the Freshers' Week! Featuring KAINE, UNIT NINE and POWDERHEAD!

9th Oct.

Super Faecal Fest

at The Portland Arms

£7 Public (door price)/£6 Advance (details to follow soon)/FREE RockSoc members (please bring membership card) | Belligerent Promotions and Cambridge RockSoc present: Basement Torture Killings // Brutal Sphincter // Black Skies Burn // Unsu // MGI // Pain Penitentiary // Judas Cradle

13th Oct.

Rocksoc PUB CRAWL!! (Starting at The Pickerel Inn)

at The Pickerel

We’re welcoming in the start of 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! 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 (https://www.facebook.com/events/338235279860047/)!

20th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Bath House

at The Bath House

This Thursday we’re heading to The Bath House! So hope you will all take the evening off from studying and relax with us over a few pints! Also great news: this Friday is Wake Up Screaming, our monthly club night, at the Q club (details here: www.facebook.com/events/1083536698430531). It's free entry for students so don't miss out!

21st Oct.

Cambridge Rocksoc presents: WAKE UP Screaming - Rock & Metal

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 Rocksoc Members/FREE students | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to floor filling heavy metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

27th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

This week we're off to The Cambridge Blue! 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!

3rd Nov.

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 one of Rocksoc's most beloved pub!

10th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

We're off to the Blue Moon this Thursday! Everyone (member or not!) is welcome to join!!

17th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Everyone join us this Thursday at The Regal! If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to meet our awesome Rocksoc regulars! Also don’t forget it’s our monthly club night Wake Up Screaming this Friday (www.facebook.com/events/591450231041957) – an event not to be missed!!

18th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming! Rock & Metal Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 Rocksoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to floor filling heavy metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!

24th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

Everyone join us this Thursday for an eve of fun and festivities at the Hopbine!

1st Dec.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Tram Depot

at The Tram Depot

This week we're off to The Tram Depot 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!

8th Dec.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Elm Tree this Thursday! Everyone join us!

15th Dec.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

This week rocksoc will be at the Dev. Lots of cheap good beer and the usual terrible conversations. New people are always welcome, so feel free to join us! :)

16th Dec.

Wake Up Screaming! Rock and Metal Night

at The Q Club

£4 Entry/£3 RockSoc Members | Cambridge's best club night is back! You will be provided with music from cheesy rock classics to floor filling heavy metal tunes! Bring your friends along and let us celebrate the end of the week!