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Tickets Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Will Robert Band
Will Robert’s band + supports Will Robert released his first album Transitions in October 2014. The opening track from the album City Lights was selected by BBC Radio One’s music team to be added to the station’s playlist in January 2015 as a featured Introducing artist. Will was later invited...

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Tickets Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Midsummer Madness Cabaret
The Midsummer Madness A night of interactive cabaret and burlesque! An evening out like no other! Is it an enchanted midsummer dream or plain madness? Let us guide you through the world of weird and magical creatures that inhabit our asylum! An unforgettable show with acclaimed cast of performers! Cabaret, Burlesque, Circus,...

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Tickets Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hometown Festival
Annual Saffron Walden Punk Rock festival lands at The Portland raising money for the victims of the recent terror attacks. Mr Happy Chainsaw – https://www.facebook.com/mrhappychainsaw A Few Too Many – https://www.facebook.com/afewtoomany Saving Sebastian – https://www.facebook.com/savingsebastian/ Ocean Sunset View – https://www.facebook.com/OSVBAND/ Cuecliche – https://www.facebook.com/cueclicheband/ Wolf Culture – https://www.facebook.com/WolfCultureUK/ ICYMI – https://www.facebook.com/ICYMIUK/ Peterpan Syndrome – https://www.facebook.com/PeterPanSyndromeUK/ Who Saves The Hero?...

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Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents NERVOUS CONDITIONS
https://www.facebook.com/nervousconditionsalright/ Squalling sax, gutteral yowls, thundering drums and Stooges-esque blasts of guitar. Essential. Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 5 Aug 2017
Seconds Apart +Standing Like Statues +Finding Argyle +FES
Seconds Apart are a two-piece Alternative Rock band from Rotherham, South Yorks that formed in 2012. Three EP’s, two UK tours, multiple airplays on BBC, Kerrang! and various other national Radio Stations, multiple sold out hometown shows and stage sharing with bands such as Mallory Knox Lonely The Brave, Marmozets,...

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Tickets Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Furnace and the Fundamentals
Australian party band Furnace and the Fundamentals UK tour + supports TBC Providing an eclectic blend of the best songs ever written, delivered with all the character of the original and twice the energy, Furnace and the Fundamentals give the people what they want – better than they remembered it....

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Tickets Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents LAURA GIBSON
Laura Gibson https://www.facebook.com/lauragibsonmusic Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult “She addresses transformation, loss, connection and apartness in literate, finely turned pop songs centred on her sweet, pellucid voice and filled out with dreamy loops and strings.” Uncut “The pace is unhurried, and Gibson offers a cathartic tale of...

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Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Clockwatch Promotions present..
Flint Moore, the Jack Cockrell band + TBA.
Tickets Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Terra, Space Witch, PSOTY, Shrykull
TERRA https://www.facebook.com/TerraUK/ https://terrauk.bandcamp.com/ 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 https://www.facebook.com/SpaceWitchSludge/ https://spacewitch.bandcamp.com/ Psych / Prog / Doom 4 piece established 2007 in Stoke on Trent. New album ‘Arcanum’ is out now!! Buy or...

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Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sam Coe & The Long Shadows + support
Sam Coe & The Long Shadows hail from the Suffolk/Norfolk border… deep in rural East Anglia, they formed in 2015 when Sam was yearning to return to the Country Music routes she was brought up on. The band create honest, country music songs combined with just the right amount of...

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SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE + NECRO DEATHMORT
A Crushing Death and Grief joint: SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE MASTERS OF REAL-ALE-ITY Using only drums and processed cassettes, and incorporating many elements of avant-garde music and sound art in their realisation, Sly & The Family Drone are a primal orchestra of drum rhythms, radiophonic oscillator noise and electronically-abstracted...

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Violet Flares +Staycations +Deep City +Saltfen
Violet Flares +Staycations +Deep City +Saltfen
Green Mind presents HANNAH LOU CLARK + SI DARTFORD
https://www.facebook.com/hannahlouclarkmusic/ “With its dark and spiritual themes and deft guitar work, the music on Clark’s debut EP Silent Type was sparse, compelling and at times a little sad. Her latest number, however, offers something much brighter: a carefree retro drum machine loop, straightforward arrangements, and chugging guitars. Even if the...

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*SOLD OUT* GP Promotions: Sham 69 + Jack The Lad + Freedom Faction
Sham 69 play Cambridge for the first time ever at the great little venue The Portland Arms. Support from top pranksters Jack The Lad, who will be having it large.. and local heroes Freedom Faction who never disappoint. Doors 7.30 till late. Tickets £10 available in advance from the tickets link...

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Tickets Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE DISTRICTS
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult “Though arguably more than deserving of the fame and radio play enjoyed by bands like Black Keys and Kings of Leon, The Districts likely won’t end up taking that path. So far in their career, they’ve only just been a band: just...

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Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mayflower Folk Club
Mayflower Folk Club presents… acts TBA
Tickets Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
*SOLD OUT* Neil Hilborn
We’re really excited to announce that Neil Hilborn will be bringing his internationally successful poems to the UK this Aug/Sep, including two 7-day runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Bestselling author and most-watched poet of all time Neil Hilborn – famous for the internationally successful poems ‘OCD’, ‘Joey’ and ‘The Future’...

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Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Aidan Goatley & Simon Caine Comedy Show
Aidan Goatley’s show –  ★★★★★ Fringe Guru ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ Yorkshire Post ★★★★★ Black Diamond FM ★★★★★ Dubai Laughing ★★★★★ Bradford Telegraph ★★★★ Daily Express ★★★★ Fringe Review ★★★★ Short. Com ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★ Latest 7 ★★★★ Three Weeks ‘Charmingly Funny’ – The Scotsman ‘Proper comic gold’ – Chortle ‘ A blend of Jerry Seinfeld and Hugh Grant ‘Riotously...

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Green Mind presents THE SURFING MAGAZINES (Wave Pictures, Slow Club)
https://www.facebook.com/TheSurfingMagazines/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Surfing Magazines, a new garage-rock group consisting of two thirds of The Wave Pictures and one half of Slow Club, have shared the video to ‘Lines and Shadows’ – the first song to be taken from their self-titled album, due for...

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Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ivy Crown Camilo and False Hearts
The Variables Present: An Evening of Science Variety
Join Cambridge’s top science comedians, researchers taking their first steps into comedy, and special guests for stand-up, science, and more!
Tickets Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents LITTLE BARRIE
https://www.facebook.com/littlebarrieband/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Little Barrie, a classic British power trio in the lineage of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, may not have all the answers, but they’re asking all the right questions. Made up of Barrie Cadogan (guitar/vocals), Lewis Wharton (bass) and Virgil...

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Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stand-Up History
“A nerdy, deeply charming adventure into the funnier bits of history”  Dailyinfo “Who knew archaeology could be funny? or the war of 1812?” “Entertaining, educational and hilarious” A comedy night where history meets hilarity as stand-up comedians bring the past to life with punchlines. Expect to see everything from modern...

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Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
We have been bringing the great songs of 1967 to venues in Cambridge, amazing audiences with just how much of the music they remember and just how great it was. This doesn’t just mean the Beatles and the Kinks but tunes from The Rolling Stones, The Flowerpot Men, The Monkees,...

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Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Charity Event
Charity fundraiser event with several bands.
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Blues Water
The Blueswater is a young award-winning, Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built...

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Tickets Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents AQUILO
http://aquilomusic.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Having released their debut album ‘Silhouettes’ at the head of 2017, Aquilo today share the title track as their new single accompanied by a live video of the same track and news of their forthcoming UK headline tour this autumn. The...

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The Honeysuckle Revue Presents: THE WITCHING HOUR
The Honeysuckle Revue Presents: THE WITCHING HOUR A spellbinding cabaret and burlesque show.