ST IVES MUSIC FESTIVAL - JULY 8 SUNDAY sees the yearly showcase of local talent at the St Ives Music Festival at Warner s Park. A free event promising constant music from midday till 9pm. This year s line-up is: Big 10, Purple Rain, Boogie Nights, After4

EZIO and BOOGA

ST IVES MUSIC FESTIVAL - JULY 8

SUNDAY sees the yearly showcase of local talent at the St Ives Music Festival at Warner's Park. A free event promising constant music from midday till 9pm. This year's line-up is: Big 10, Purple Rain, Boogie Nights, After4, Spit Whiskers and Matt Harvey.

EZIO TO HEADLINE THE ELY FOLK FESTIVAL - FRIDAY, JULY 6

FOLK-rock acoustic heroes Ezio headline on Friday, the opening night. Other acts confirmed for the three-day event include the Battlefield Band, Vin Garbutt and Shooglenifty. A real ale bar, workshops and children's entertainment also promised. Ezio first shot to fame in 1995 with album, Black Boots on Latin Feet. Last year, they released their fifth album, Ten Thousand Bars . Primarily a duo of Ezio Lunedei and guitarist virtuoso Mark 'Booga' Fowell, they are often joined on stage by bassist Lidia Cascarino and drummer Alex Reeves. See: www.elyfolk.co.uk

RICHARD PAUL

CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL @ WOOD GREEN AUGUST 16-19

Thursday: (tickets £5) Limehouse Lizzy, Uniting the Elements, Stingray, The Heal, Redsoxx, UXL

Friday: (tickets £25) Dr Feelgood, Eddie and the Hotrods, Helium Soul, Split Whiskers, Real Rabitzkin.

Saturday: (£33) The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Nine Below Zero, Mindflow, Man, Bluehorses, Stray, Juicy Lucy, Big 10, The Reasoning, Kyrb Grinder, GRTR!. Stage 2: Natascha Sohl, 25 Yard Screamer, PUCK, Tidy, Charlie Barker, BBC Audiofiles Band.

Sunday: (£33) Wishbone Ash, Deborah Bonham, Hazel O'Connor, Karnataka, John O'Leary Band, John Otway, Nigel Graham Blues Reaction, E-Zee Band, Lost Weekend, GRTR! Stage 2: Sacred Heart, Taildragger, Respond, Simon Hopper, After4, Chris Singleton.

INFORMATION: Full festival tickets, £79/69 before August 1. Camping: Tent £18, Caravan/camper £36. 0845 299 0845 or cambridgerockfestival.co.uk

SPANFEST @ KENTWELL HALL, SUFFOLK,

JULY 27 and 28

STARRING Steeleye Span, pioneers of folk-rock as well as The Oysterband and The Rainbow Chasers. Headlining on the Saturday are Bellowhead, described as an 11-member riot - and winners of Best Live Act at the BBC Folk Awards. See Maddy Prior, Nick Holland, Troy Donockley.

Peter Knight will play with Tanna and Feast of Fiddles, Rick Kemp appears with Whapweasel. Ken Nicol will play a solo set.

Tickets 01865 241717 or see www.parkrecords.com

LODESTAR FESTIVAL AUGUST 31- SEPTEMBER 2

IN Lode (near Bottisham), between Newmarket and Quy.

Friday, August 31:

Maps, Terra Naomi, Architecture In Helsinki, Alberta Cross, The Little Ones, The Answering Machine, Polytechnic, Drive By Argument, The All New Adventures of Us, Palladium, We Start Fires, Winterkids, The Shadow Project, Afterview, The Humble.

Saturday, September 1:

Idlewild, The Rakes, The Pigeon Detectives, British Sea Power, Tilly and the Wall, Good Shoes, Foals, The Wombats, Mumm-Ra, The Teenagers, The Whip, Envelopes.

Sunday, September 2:

Badly Drawn Boy, The Bees, Ghosts, iLiKETRAiNS, Friendly Fires, I Was A Cub Scout, The Hot Puppies, The Strange Death of Liberal England, Luke Toms, We Are Performance, Hush The Many (Heed the Few), Mammut.

See: www.lodestarfestival.com