Portland Arms

Portland Arms
Mitcham's Corner, Cambridge, CB4 3BA
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13th Chime - Halloween Special

1980's post punk veterans 13th Chime play a Halloween special gig.

Sat 28 Oct

£5.50 / 01223 357268

Alex G

Philly multi-instrumentalist.

Wed 25 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

Andrew O'Neill: Heavy Metal – A History

  • 4 stars

Inventive, offbeat humour and intelligent wit from the vegan, amateur occultist and member of steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.

Wed 4 Oct

£9.90 / 01223 357268

Thu 5 Oct

£9.90 / 01223 357268


The alternative duo - also known as Lancashire born pals Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham - originally met through rival bands. However, their mutual love of electro-pop convinced them to work together and they have subsequently released five EPs. Catch them as they cast a spell with their dreamy dream-pop songs.

Tue 19 Sep

£11 / 01223 357268

Baby in Vain

Three-piece Scandinavian indie band.

Tue 17 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01223 357268

The Big Moon

Alt.rock four-piece from Bridgeport, CT.

Sun 24 Sep

£11 / 01223 357268

Diet Cig

Slop pop music from the New York duo.

Mon 23 Oct

£8.25 / 01223 357268

The Districts

Authentic, soulful rock music.

Sun 3 Sep

£13.75 / 01223 357268


The alternative four-piece from London play dreamy indie riffs.

Mon 25 Sep

£7.70 / 01223 357268

The Frank & Walters

In 1997, five years after the release of their debut album, The Frank & Walters returned with what many fans fondly remember as the pinacle of Irish indie during the 90s Grand Parade. Named after a street in the band's hometown of Cork a place where we saw our first movie, our first gig and got drunk for the first…

Fri 3 Nov

£16.50 / 01223 357268

Guns 2 Roses

Welcome to the botanic garden, baby; it's a Guns N' Roses tribute.

Sat 18 Nov

£11 / 01223 357268

Hannah Lou Clark

Beginning her music career back in 2005 as a member of the band Arthur, which later became Foe, the singer-songwriter heads to Liverpool to perform her alternative indie-pop compositions in support of her recent EP, It's Your Love, which was released back in April.

Fri 1 Sep

£6.60 / 01223 357268

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…

Fri 1 Sep

£6.60 / 01223 357268

Hunter And The Bear

https://www.facebook.com/HunterAndTheBear Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. Their highly anticipated debut album is set for release in May and the band will be touring…

Wed 29 Nov

£9.90 / 01223 357268

Hunter & The Bear

Gnarly Scottish rock quartet.

Wed 29 Nov

£9.90 / 01223 357268


Punk and folk with elements of pop, reggae and dubstep from the former King Blues member.

Tue 24 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

Jeffrey Lewis And Los Bolts

The New York-based singer-songwriter plays anti-folk with his band, in support of the album Manhattan.

Thu 5 Oct

£12 / 01223 357268

  • 19:00

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

http://www.thejeffreylewissite.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult "Longtime fans of Jeffrey Lewis treat each of his albums like a returning old friend. We know what to expect by now scratchy, lo-fi punk and croaky anti-folk yet we also know his lyrical wit still has the capacity to surprise. Outta Town…

Thu 5 Oct

£13.20 / 01223 357268

John Otway

The punk-rock singer-songwriter has kept his cult following through extensive touring.

Fri 13 Oct

£14.85 / 01223 357268

Juanita Stein

The Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter, known as the lead vocalist in the indie-rock band Howling Bells, performs her solo material.

Mon 2 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

Junior + False Adults

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult JUNIOR Featuring a children's book illustrator on guitar, the owner of the Heads Above The Waves charity on drums, and WWE superstar Mark Andrews on bass - and fresh off appearances at Download Festival, dates with the likes of Fozzy, and releasing a single featuring The…

Wed 18 Oct

£6.60 / 01223 357268

Laura Gibson

Quirky acoustica from New York.

Thu 24 Aug

£11 / 01223 357268

Little Barrie

Funk, soul and R&B trio.

Tue 12 Sep

£13.20 / 01223 357268

The Lovely Eggs

Quirky DIY lo-fi duo from Lancaster.

Mon 30 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

Micah P Hinson

Americana singer-songwriter from Memphis.

Fri 29 Sep

£16.50 / 01223 357268

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip is an edgy, funny, poetic unit who play rock and roll stand up. Chaos ensues onstage with Mik chucking straws, spouting random observations, and following his train of thought into the audience. Jonny Flockton and Benson Walker on guitar and bass dutifully try and rein him in, while creating a…

Sat 7 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

Mishka Shubaly

The author turned singer-songwriter from Ontario Canada, brings his dark-edged alternative pop and rock songs, with their bluesy touches, to the UK for a tour.

Mon 4 Sep

£13 / 01223 357268

  • 20:00

The Monochrome Set

Post-punk pop outfit fronted by the enigmatic Bid who has reunited with original guitarist Lester Square and bassist Andy Warren.

Sat 12 May 2018

£13.75 / 01223 357268

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn slams poetry, just what you'd expect from a College National Poetry Slam champion.

Wed 6 Sep

Sold out / 01223 357268

Pearl Jamm (UK's Premiere Pearl Jam Tribute)

The UK's finest Pearl Jam tribute are playing The Portland in Cambridge on Saturday 11th November. Playing a mix of the classics and tracks from the extended catalogue, Pearl Jamm bring the passion and sound of the Seattle grunge giants and guarantee to provide an evening of entertainment.

Sat 11 Nov

£8.50 / 01223 357268

  • 19:30 – 23:30

Rackhouse Pilfer

https://www.facebook.com/Rackhousepilfer/ Rackhouse Pilfer formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, performing an acoustic set of bluegrass and folk hits from their favourite Americana artists. It wasn't long before they had to be plugged in to be heard due to their growing popularity. In that short…

Thu 23 Nov

£13.20 / 01223 357268

Sham 69

Sham 69 play Cambridge for the first time ever at the great little venue The Portland Arms. Plus support. Doors 7.30 till late. Tickets £10 available in advance from www.wegotickets.com So hurry dont miss out.. cos this will sell out fast.

Sat 2 Sep

£11 / 01223 357268

Sly & The Family Drone + Necro Deathmort

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 vocals. They…

Wed 30 Aug

£7.70 / 01223 357268

Sound Of The Sirens

Wonky Pony presents… Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album For All Our Sins which was released in May 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a stunning debut collection. The girls appeared on ITV's Weekend show with Aled Jones and the video for…

Thu 2 Nov

£11 / 01223 357268

Stand-up History, Cambridge

History meets hilarity as stand-up comedians bring the past to life with punchlines. Expect to see everything from modern riffs on ancient myths to crazy things about queens and kings like your funniest history teacher with more laughs. Suitable for history buffs and joke-lovers alike a nerdy deeply charming adventure…

Wed 13 Sep

£11 / 01223 357268

Steve Turner At The Mayflower Folk Club

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.

Tue 5 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01223 357268

Steven James Adams & The French Drops

http://www.stevenjamesadams.com https://mammothpenguins.bandcamp.com Under 18s welcome with an adult Former singer/songwriter with Cambridge's legendary Broken Family Band returns. In the wake of critically acclaimed solo album, 2016's intimate 'Old Magick', and several years of one man shows, Adams has a new…

Sat 21 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

The Surfing Magazines

Garage rock supergroup, The Surfing Magazines come to Leeds this September

Fri 8 Sep

£9.90 / 01223 357268

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…

Fri 8 Sep

£9.90 / 01223 357268

Tom Robinson

The punk rock singer-songwriter pays tribute to his original band and celebrates the 40th anniversary of 2-4-6-8 Motorway.

Thu 12 Oct

£24.20 / 01223 357268

The Total Stone Roses

Roses tribute act comprising graduates of Leeds College of Music.

Sat 4 Nov

£11 / 01223 357268

Uk Subs

https://www.facebook.com/UKSubs/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Back for their yearly visit to The Portland, punk legends UK Subs are always vital and always superb. See you down the front!

Thu 14 Dec

£14.30 / 01223 357268

The Variables Present… An Evening Of Science Variety

Join experienced science comedians and Cambridge's top new talent for an evening of science, comedy, and more!

Mon 11 Sep

£4.99 / 01223 357268


The Canadian four-piece perform their original funky noise-pop material.

Mon 13 Nov

£9.90 / 01223 357268

Wildwood Kin

Acclaimed indie/Americana trio from Exeter, comprising two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney.

Tue 31 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

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