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Organisers invite residents to enjoy Strawberry Fair at home this weekend

News release from 05/06/2020

THE ORGANISING committee of Strawberry Fair, along with Cambridge City Council, are reminding people that Strawberry Fair is only taking place ‘virtually’ this year.

The first Saturday in June would usually see the long-running free arts and music festival taking place on Midsummer Common.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have cancelled this year’s event, and are instead asking people to recreate their own socially-distanced festival at home tomorrow, Saturday 6 June.

Community radio station Cambridge 105 will instead be on air all day on FM and online at from 11am with a selection of music, performances and other entertainment by musicians and artists who would have been appearing.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Strawberry Fair is one of the highlights of my summer, and it’s such a shame that we won’t be there in person.

“However, it’s great to hear that the festival will be taking place virtually, so that people can enjoy the music at home in a safe, socially distanced way. I hope that next year we will all be able to meet again in person.”

Mark McGivern, Chair of Strawberry Fair, said: “Strawberry Fair 2020 is not happening on Midsummer Common this year but, thanks to Cambridge 105, people can get a taste of it through their radio or digital device of choice. Cambridge 105 Radio are presenting a day of programmes from 11am showcasing all the different stages and areas that people could usually enjoy at Strawberry Fair.”