Subterranean Festival

This image: PINS, who have recorded with Iggy Pop

Cambridge's new day-long indie and rock festival

Get set for Subterranean, a brand new one-day festival from the makers of the Cambridge Folk Festival that hits town on 23 September. The organisers have got a blistering line-up of indie and rock in store, set to be performed on three stages (the Inferno Stage, the Labyrinth Stage and the Underworld Stage) inside the Corn Exchange’s main auditorium. The upstairs bar of the venue will become The Lair, featuring the very best in acoustic rock and indie, plus there be will a festival marketplace and food available. 

 “Subterranean is aimed at all ages and offers a great line-up from the worlds of indie and rock,” explains Neil Jones, Operations Director for Cambridge Live and co-curator for Subterranean. “Cambridge Live is particularly pleased to be able to offer a platform for so many of the great local bands to play the biggest venue in the city.” 

Headlining the Underworld stage are The Amorettes (above), a hard rocking all-female Scottish three-piece who exploded onto the scene in 2015 with the release of their debut album Game On. Since then, the feisty trio have garnered huge critical and popular acclaim and will be on tour this spring as official support to Black Star Riders.

Over on the Labyrinth stage, indie outfit PINS will be bringing their trademark energy, revisiting hits from their two albums Girls like Us and Wild Nights. The Inferno stage, meanwhile, will see Stone Broken – known for their stadium-worthy sound and anthemic choruses – topping the bill. 

There’s loads more to enjoy beyond the headliners too, including acoustic performances from InMe lead singer Dave McPherson and rock band Ducking Punches, alongside the cream of the local rock and indie scene including Hollowstar, Beverley Kills, Sweet Crisis, Seasons, Phoenix Calling, The Extons, The Baby Seals and Staycations.

Subterranean runs from midday on 23 September and tickets are £15 in advance. Available from cambridgelivetrust.co.uk