The Cambridge Rock Festival has been given the go ahead to take place at a new location this year where it will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The festival is due to take place next to Ben's Yard at Harlock’s Farm, off Soham Road, in Stuntney.

The move has been welcomed by some councillors in the area who said the event would be a “benefit to East Cambridgeshire”.

The festival had been planned to take place at a different location last year, but was cancelled after organisers said they had been asked to change the type of licence they needed to apply for by South Cambridgeshire District Council.

The event had been scheduled to take place at Horseheath Lodge Estate, in Dean Road, to the east of Linton.

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The district council did ultimately give permission for the event to take place at Horseheath Lodge annually for four days in the summer.

However, the organisers have now set their sights on holding the 2024 festival at Harlock’s Farm in East Cambridgeshire.

The festival is due to take place between August 1, and August 4, which organisers have said will mark the event’s 20th anniversary.

The event is due to include three music stages where people will be able to enjoy performances from various groups over the four days.

The festival move did initially raise a couple of objections from officers at East Cambridgeshire District Council, but these concerns were dropped after the organisers agreed to additional conditions for the event.

At a meeting of the district council’s licensing (statutory) sub-committee on June 7, councillors unanimously supported granting the licence to allow the festival to take place.

Councillor Martin Goodearl said: “Because all parties have now agreed and they fulfil all the applicant’s criteria and there are no objections, I can’t see any reason why we can’t grant this licence.”

Councillor Gareth Wilson said: “It seems that they are quite an efficient organisation with lots of experience, because they have been going for many years. It should be a benefit to East Cambridgeshire I would think.”