Newnham Live started life with a question: Will the good folk of Newnham come to a quadrophonic evening? The answer was “yes.” That evening we played Tubular Bells in quad, i.e. as most people have never heard it before. So we pushed it a bit further and found some quadrophonic versions of Pink Floyd. Yes. They came again. Then we went really crazy and spent money booking live bands and, guess what, the good folk of Newnham (and the surrounding area) turned out and enjoyed what we had on offer. Newnham Live now hosts a live music festival each year in June, with St. Peter’s church as the venue.
As well as our main festival, we also put on other shows on an ad hoc basis at other times. In December 2017 Newnham Live brought Holly at Christmas to the village as up and coming folk and blues star Sunjay sang the songs of ‘Buddy Holly, supported by local legends Delrae and the Bandits.
Newnham Live 2018 will feature The Carrivick Sisters, Red Priest, Michael Messer’s Mitra, Dino Baptise, The Ric Sanders Trio and Fairport Convention (yes, the real one, not a tribute act, as we keep having to say to people!) Click on the links above for more information.