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: 2017

5th Jan.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ King Street Run

at King Street Run

Rocksoc returns!! This Thursday we'll be celebrating the new year in the King Street Run! New people are always welcome, so head on down and join the fun!

12th Jan.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

This Thursday we're heading to the The Regal! Rocksoc pub meets are a brilliant chance to meet like-minded rock and metal people in Cambridge, so we hope many new people can join us for fun times!

19th Jan.

Rocksoc goes to the Cambridge Winter Ale Festival

at University Social Club

This week Rocksoc is off to Cambridge’s 21st Winter Ale Festival!! Join us at the University Social Club (across from The Mill pub) for an awesome evening! With over a 100 different ales and ciders to choose from this is definitely the place to be this Thurs! If you haven’t made it to one of our Rocksoc events yet this is another great chance to join in the fun and meet awesome like-minded rock people! More information about the festival can be found here: http://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com/waf

20th Jan.

Wake Up Screaming! Rock and Metal Night - Refreshers

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!

26th Jan.

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!

2nd Feb.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Portland Arms

at The Portland Arms

Rocksoc will be gathering in the Portland Arms this Thursday! We have an epic Rocksoc gig lined up for you all 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! More details of the gig are here: www.facebook.com/events/1763811430526761

4th Feb.

February Gig Pre-drinks and Dinner!

at The Boathouse

It's almost time for RockSoc's February gig (details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763811430526761/) and as per usual, we will hit the Boathouse for much needed pre-drinks and food! Everyone welcome :)

4th Feb.

Serrabulho // Anoxide // Raised By Owls // Chestburster // Triangle Face

at The Portland Arms

£7 Public (door price)/£6 Advance (http://cambridgerocksoc.bigcartel.com/)/£5 RockSoc (please bring membership card) | Cambridge RockSoc and Belligerent Promotions proudly present: Serrabulho (Portugal - Happy Death/Grind) // Anoxide (Death Metal) // Raised By Owls (Grindcore/Death Metal/Party Grind) // Chestburster (HardGORE horror punk/grind) // Triangle Face (very special guests!). Guaranteed excellent times!

9th Feb.

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!

16th Feb.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

Rocksoc is off to the Hopbine this Thursday, hope you can all join! Also great news - this Friday is Wake Up Screaming, our monthly club night at the Q Club (www.facebook.com/events/1311612748903752). Do NOT miss this!

17th Feb.

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!

23rd Feb.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

This week we'll be at the Blue Moon, hope you can all join us for beers and fun times!

2nd March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Regal 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 new people can join us this Thursday!

9th March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Dev this Thursday at 8.30pm, so feel free to join us for many drinks!

13th March

Cambridge RockSoc AGM

at The Maypole

We'll soon be electing RockSoc's new committee 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 and Webmaster. 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.

16th March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Pickerel Inn

at The Pickerel

After a successful AGM this week Rocksoc will be celebrating this Thursday at the Pickerel Inn! Everyone join us as we welcome in the new committee! Don’t forget this Friday its Wake Up Screaming, our monthly club night, at the Q club (details of which can be found at www.facebook.com/events/632197363650039). Don’t miss this!

17th March

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!

23rd March

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Cambridge Blue this Thursday - join us for drinks and fun times!

30th 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!

6th April

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Regal this Thursday! Everyone is welcome to join us! This will be Jonny's last Rocksoc for a while as he's off to California, so come say bye :)

13th April

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

Everyone join us this Thursday at the Hopbine! If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to meet our awesome Rocksoc regulars!

20th April

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Blue Moon this Thursday at 8.30pm, so feel free to join us for a few drinks! Don’t forget that this Friday is Wake Up Screaming, our monthly club night at the Q club (more details here: www.facebook.com/events/596608467214918). Don’t miss it!

21st April

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!

27th April

Rocksoc PUB CRAWL!!

at The Regal

We’re welcoming in the new term with a pub crawl! We’ll be starting at the Regal at 7.30pm and journeying to some of our favourite pubs in Cambridge! This is a great chance to meet Rocksoc people especially if you've never been to a Rocksoc meet before. PUB CRAWL ROUTE: 7.30pm – The Regal/8.15pm – King Street Run/9.00pm – Tram Depot/9.45pm – Cambridge Blue/10.30pm - The Devonshire Arms. We will try our hardest to keep to the allocated times so feel free to join us at any time!

4th May

Rocksoc CURRY NIGHT! @ Saffron Brasserie

at Saffron Brasserie

RockSoc is off to the Saffron Brasserie this week at 7pm! So hope you will all take the evening off from studying and relax with us over a curry and a few pints! We'll be heading to the Prince Regent afterwards.

11th May

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

With exams lurking you all need to take the evening off, so why not spend it with us awesome Rocksoc folk at the Dev this Thursday!!

13th May

World Buckfast Day celebratory boozing!

at The Mill Pond

World Buckfast Day is upon us and once again, RockSoc will be celebrating in the finest manner by gathering on the Mill Pond and drinking until somebody gets hurt. To spice things up a bit, this year we'll meet on the Mill Pond in order to allow people to engage in exciting activities such as cow fighting, shouting at people punting, shitting in the grass and getting barred from nearby pubs for clogging the toilets. A few bottles of Bucky will be provided by RockSoc to start with but they will go fast so BYOB. That's BRING YOUR OWN BUCKY!

18th May

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Maypole

at The Maypole

Everyone join us this Thursday at the Maypole! 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 (more details here: www.facebook.com/events/684295815108862)!

19th May

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!

25th May

Rocksoc does the 44th Cambridge Beer Festival

at Cambridge Beer Festival

This week Rocksoc is off to Cambridge’s 44th 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!! It's £5 entry and they only take cash. Drink lists and more information about the festival can be found here: http://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com/

1st June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon (Three Blind Mice Brewery)

at The Blue Moon

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Blue Moon this Thursday! Local brewers Three Blind Mice will be showcasing 10 keg and 2 cask, with Steak and Honour providing food (details here: www.facebook.com/events/128278501071907). Also it's our May Brawl Gig this Friday!! Will be a great night with lots of top bands so please do join us for that!! More info here: www.facebook.com/events/632162800304124

2nd June

RockSoc May Brawl

at The Portland Arms

£4 RockSoc/£5 Advance (tickets available at: cambridgerocksoc.bigcartel.com)/£7 Public OTD | This year, RockSoc's annual May Brawl is bringing you the best of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal: Stuka Squadron // Limb // Osmium Guillotine // The DandyLions // The Mighty Arms of Atlas.

8th June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

Rocksoc will be meeting at the Elm Tree 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 new people can join us this Thursday!

15th June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Portland Arms

at The Portland Arms

We'll be gathering at the Portland Arms this Thursday at 8.30pm, so feel free to join us for a few drinks! Don’t forget it’s our monthly club night Wake Up Screaming this Friday, but this time it's FANCY DRESS! An event not to be missed!

16th June

Wake Up Screaming! Rock And Metal Fancy Dress 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! This month only, it's Fancy Dress Night! Come in your best costume, receive a shot on the door, and enter the Best/Worst costume competition!

17th June

CURAS Garden Party (with discounted entry for RockSoc members!)

at Jesus Green

Cambridge University Real Ale Society annual garden party with beers from Bexar county brewery. Free for CURAS members, £5 for non-members and discounted £3 entry for members of RockSoc!

22nd June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Tram Depot

at The Tram Depot

Rocksoc will be at the Tram Depot this week! Hope you can all join us!

29th June

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

Rocksoc will be at the Dev this week! Everyone is welcome to join!

6th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Granta

at The Granta

Rocksoc will be meeting at the Granta this Thursday! Everyone is welcome to join!

13th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Anchor

at The Anchor

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

20th July

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! Also this Friday is Wake Up Screaming, our monthly club night, at the Q club! Details of which can be found at www.facebook.com/events/454678438236235

21st July

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!

27th July

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Rocksoc will be hanging at the Regal this Thursday! Everyone is welcome to join!

3rd Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

Everyone join us this Thursday 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!

26th Aug.

Terra // Space Witch // PSOTY // Shrykull

at The Portland Arms

£5 OTD for Cambridge RockSoc Members/£5.50 Advance (http://belligerentpromotions.bigcartel.com/)/£7 OTD for Non-Members | TERRA: A headline show for the Cambridge-based 3 piece. Black Metal, Drone, Post-Black, call it what you will, but highly recommended either way // SPACE WITCH: Psych/Prog/Doom 4 piece established 2007 in Stoke on Trent. New album 'Arcanum' is out now!! Buy or die!! // PSOTY: Three piece predominantly instrumental band from the heart of Cambridgeshire, UK // SHRYKULL: Shambolic two-piece from Nottingham.

31st Aug.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Hopbine 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 new people can join us this Thursday!

7th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Prince Regent

at The Prince Regent

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Prince Regent 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 new people can join us this Thursday!

14th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

Everyone join us this Thursday 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!

15th Sept.

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!

21st Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The King Street Run

at King Street Run

Rocksoc will be gathering at the King Street Run 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 new people can join us this Thursday!

28th Sept.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Regal 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 new people can join us this Thursday!

5th Oct.

Cambridge RockSoc Pub Crawl!

at The Pickerel

It's that time of the year again... RockSoc's annual Freshers' Week Pub Crawl is upon us and it promises to be an epic night! RockSoc is brilliant way of meeting like-minded Rock and Metal people in Cambridge, so we hope many new people can join us! EVERYONE WELCOME! Here's the route, but someone will be posting on the Facebook event when we move on/arrive at each pub: Pickerel: 7-7.40pm/Maypole: 7.50-8.30pm /King Street Run: 8.40-9.20pm /Tram Depot: 9.30-10.10pm/Cambridge Blue: 10.20-11pm/White Swan: 11.10pm-closing

8th Oct.

RockSoc Freshers' Gig: Sidious // Body Harvest // Raised By Owls

at The Portland Arms

£3 RockSoc/£3.50 Advance (tickets available here: cambridgerocksoc.bigcartel.com)/£5 OTD | Featuring: SIDIOUS (Black Metal/Death Metal) // BODY HARVEST (Death Metal) // RAISED BY OWLS (Grindcore/Death Metal/Party Grind)

12th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Q Club

at The Q Club

This week the Rocksoc pub meet will be held in our beloved Q Club! For those who don’t know, it is now open as a bar on Thursdays evenings. If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to join our awesome society! The Q club is home to our monthly club night - Wake Up Screaming! The next one being the 20th October and free for students (more details here: www.facebook.com/events/493281527695295). See you all Thursday!

19th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Maypole

at The Maypole

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Maypole 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 new people can join us this Thursday! Also don't forget this Friday is Wake Up Screaming, our monthly club night (details here: www.facebook.com/events/493281527695295)

20th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming! Rock and Metal Fancy Dress Night!

at The Q Club

FREE FOR STUDENTS with valid student ID/£4 Entry/£3 RockSoc Members/£1 off for anyone in costume | 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! This month only, it's fancy dress night! Come in your best costume, receive a SHOT ON THE DOOR, and enter the best/worst costume competition! Furthermore, to welcome all you lovely freshers, if you're a student it's FREE ENTRY this month!

26th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Devonshire Arms

at The Devonshire Arms

This week we're off to The Devonshire Arms 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!

2nd Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Cambridge Blue

at The Cambridge Blue

This Thursday we're heading to the Cambridge Blue! This event is a brilliant chance to meet like-minded rock and metal people, so we hope many new people can join us this Thursday!

9th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Elm Tree

at The Elm Tree

This week we're off to the Elm Tree 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 like-minded rock and metal people!

16th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Blue Moon

at The Blue Moon

This Thursday we’re off to the Blue Moon! Everyone is welcome to join! Don’t forget that this Friday is Wake Up Screaming, our monthly club night, at the Q Club (more details here: www.facebook.com/events/534406810244353).

17th Nov.

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!

23rd Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Q Club

at The Q Club

This week the Rocksoc pub meet will be held in the Q Club! For those who don’t know, it is now open as a bar on Thursday evenings! If you haven’t made it to one of our pub meets yet this is another great chance to join our awesome RockSoc!

30th Nov.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Hopbine

at The Hopbine

We'll be gathering at the Hopbine this Thursday at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join us!

7th Dec.

Rocksoc Pub Meet @ The Regal

at The Regal

Rocksoc will be gathering at the Regal 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 new people can join us this Thursday!

15th 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! Also I can personally guarantee that there will be at least one Christmas Song Metal cover.