Five readers will win tickets to Cambridge Rock Festival

Pearl Handled Revolver

Pearl Handled Revolver - Credit: Archant

The countdown has begun to this year’s Cambridge Rock Festival - and we are giving away five pairs of tickets in a competition.

Micky Moody, of Snakecharmer, is a former member of Whitesnake.

Micky Moody, of Snakecharmer, is a former member of Whitesnake. - Credit: Archant

Now in its second decade the festival, which runs from August 7-10, presents nationally well-known acts alongside new and local bands.

Larry Miller

Larry Miller - Credit: Archant

Opening the event are four tribute acts - Ultimate Eagles, Fleetwood Bac, Who’s Next and Pure Floyd.

August 8 is headlined by one of rock’s true supergroups, Snakecharmer, formed around the original Whitesnake nucleus. Members include former Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray, Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Strawbs) and Chris Ousey (Heartland).

Up-and-coming hard rock act Pearl Handled Revolver make a return on August 9, with Leon Hendrix (Jimi’s younger brother) also playing classic Hendrix music with a band of top musicians and wanting to meet as many festival-goers as possible.

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On the final day, progressive rock giants Mostly Autumn make their record 10th appearance along with other well-known progressive bands such as Mr So & So, Credo and Norwegian metal band Jorn Lande.

Reading Festival headliners Wishbone Ash also make a return to Cambridge.

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Blues will be well represented by the Larry Miller Band on August 8, and there will be a dedicated alternative stage on August 9-10.

In total, there will be more than 100 acts on show.

The festival takes place at Haggis Farm Polo Club, near Cambridge. Day and weekend tickets are available - full details at

• Five readers will each win a pair of tickets to the show. For a chance of winning, answer this question:

Micky Moody and Neil Murray, of Snakecharmer, were members of which band?

To enter, e-mail your answer to - mark your e-mail Cambridge Rock Festival Competition and please include your name, address and daytime contact number.

Closing date for entries is Friday, July 18. The winners will be the first five answers drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Archant competition rules apply.

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