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Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall to perform at Colchester's Castle Park in 2018!

Date issued: 12 December 2017

Colchester Borough Council's Colchester Events Company are bringing yet another exciting concert to Castle Park as three huge acts combine to perform at this beautiful outdoor venue on 26 August 2018, with tickets on sale on Wednesday 13 December at 9.00am from

Global icons Simple Minds are one of the UK's most successful bands, having achieved six number one albums in the UK as well hitting the top spot in countless countries across the world.

Joined by The Pretenders, who continue to enjoy phenomenal worldwide success, the two bands now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to as they tour throughout the UK in 2018. Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material.

Add to this ground-breaking and exclusive tour, special guest, KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the lineup. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, she enchants and engages with every song.

Councillor Annie Feltham, Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services said: "This is yet another example of the fantastic artists that have put Colchester on their tour schedule for 2018, showing that our town is most definitely 'on the map' for attracting top performers and acts touring the UK."

This sensational line up of three unique artists is set to rock Castle Park next year, making GRANDSLAM 2018 a top choice of ticket to add to your Christmas list!