Entries by 8DW Admin

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers have performed at the 8 Day Weekend many times over the years to a packed marquee and are a favourite with the crowd. Originally they were founded in 1978 by Comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live in America. The band was composed […]

One Week till tickets for ‘One Night Of Queen’

One Week till tickets for ‘One Night Of Queen’ by Gary Mullen & The Works Official go on sale via our new website on the 4th December! #8DayWeekend #8DW #SaffronWalden #SaveTheDates #10thto18thJuly2020 #Carnival #RoundTable #Queen #GaryMullenAndTheWorks #OneNightOfQueen #Tickets #Website #DontMissOut Photo Credit: Mart’s Arts Photography Video Credit: 3D Event’s Productions (2017 8DW) Event Page: https://facebook.com/events/1315459925298386/?ti=icl

Chase and Dave

Back in 2008 Chas & Dave performed at the Saffron Walden Round Table 8 Day Weekend. A British pop rock duo, formed in London by Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock. They were most notable as creators and performers of a musical style labelled rockney (a portmanteau of rock and cockney), which mixes “pub singalong, music-hall […]

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was so named in November 1969 by John Arthy, a baker who played the double bass and sousaphone. The orchestra became professional in 1975, since then they have toured all over the world, releasing LP’s and have worked with the likes of Robbie Williams and Bryan Ferry in 2017, in association […]

Amherst Homes

Announcing the 6th confirmed Carnival Partner, Saffron Walden Round Table are delighted that Amherst Homes have agreed to sign up as a sponsor for the towns showcase event next year. Steve Reid, Finance Director, said “Amherst Homes are delighted to be a Carnival Partner again for 2020. We are an award-winning housebuilder and developer with […]

Gary Mullen & The Works

On the 8th November in 1975, Queen’s mega-hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ began it’s 9 weeks atop the UK chart. The song which comes in at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, was very long for it’s time for radio consumption and despite the record company pleading with the group to cut the single down, Freddie Mercury refused. […]

Saffron Walden Fireworks

Proud to be associated with this event. Good luck to all and enjoy the display everyone!! #SaffronWalden #Fireworks https://www.facebook.com/events/1350676531761866/

Nik Kershaw at 8 Day weekend

On this day (31st October) in 1983, Nik Kershaw released his first single ‘I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ The original release only charted at 47, but it was the re-release in 1984 which catapulted it up the charts which went on to becoming his highest charting song peaking at number 2 […]


Today’s Throwback Thursday is in celebration of the band Five and on this day back in 1999 they released their first UK number 1 hit ‘Keep On Movin’ Five are a British boy band from London consisting of members They were formed in 1997 by the same team that managed the Spice Girls before they […]

Thanking Our Volunteers

Many of our events are all based off of the local support, and they wouldn’t be able to take place without the amazing amount of volunteers that help with the setting up and running of each event. We thank all those that have spared their free time to stand at a door or barrier, held […]

Thank you to all our Volunteers over the last 60 years!

Today’s Throwback Thursday we would like to thank all the volunteers over the last 60 years of Round Table and Saffron Walden Carnival 8 Day Weekend. #8DayWeekend#8DW#SaffronWalden#SaveTheDates#10thto18thJuly2020#Carnival#RoundTable#TBT#ThrowbackThursday#Volunteer Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband are the UK’s premier Disco Tribute Band and play a wide range of live 70s Disco hits Having performed at a number […]