GoGo Penguin

Date:Wed 11 Nov
Time:Doors 7pm
Price:£22.50 adv

This event has been rescheduled from Mon 18 May to Wed 11 Nov. Tickets remain valid for the new date. If you have any questions or queries please contact our box office on 01223 511511.

Message from the band:

Hi everyone,

We were really looking forward to getting back on the road again but unfortunately COVID-19 is causing a huge disruption to all of our lives.
Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our fans, crew and venue staff, and so we feel that the only sensible decision is to postpone our April and May tour dates, where possible, until the Autumn.
Please keep an eye on socials and our website for re-arranged dates: tickets will be valid for re-arranged shows so please hold on to them!
Stay safe and stay well. Much love and we will see you all soon.


GoGo Penguin have been hailed as hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music.

They appear here playing music from their new album, simply titled GoGo Penguin, out May 1 on Blue Note Records. It’s a bold, adventurous album revealing a band at the very top of their game. Expect junglist rhythms, beautiful melodies and thunderous sub-bass from one of the finest live bands in the world. 

GoGo Penguin’s 2014 album v2.0 (Gondwana Records) was named a Mercury Prize album of the year alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. In 2015 they signed to Blue Note Records and released the albums Man Made Object in 2016 and A Humdrum Star in 2018. Their EP, Ocean in a Drop (Music for Film) was released in October 2019 and their new album GoGo Penguin will be released on May 1 2020.

GoGo Penguin are:

  • Chris Illingworth piano
  • Nick Blacka bass
  • Rob Turner drums
  • Joe Reiser sound

Plus support from Josin

“the Radiohead of British jazz” Line of Best Fit


"powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff."  The Guardian


Doors price T.B.C

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Generally for J1 music events the timings are: doors and box office 7pm, support 8pm, main band 9pm, curfew 11pm. Stage times are normally confirmed after soundchecks have taken place. Once confirmed Cambridge Junction will update the web listings and social media channels.

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.


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