Summer bandstand concerts announced for Castle Park 2024!

PUBLISHED: 14 May 2024

Colchester City Council and Colchester Events are delighted to announce the summer programme of Castle Park bandstand concerts, sponsored by Café In The Park.

Over several weekends between 18 May and 18 August, a series of free, live music concerts take place on the city’s refurbished Victorian bandstand featuring a range of musical styles including jazz, spiritual, big band, and swing.

Cllr David King, Leader of Colchester City Council, said: “The council was proud to invest in the refurbishment of the bandstand as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.

“Originally built in the 1890s, to hold a full military band from Colchester Garrison, it is wonderful that such a much-loved and historic structure is still delighting city visitors to this day and that so many want to play. My thanks to Café In The Park for making this possible, with their generous sponsorship, which has allowed us to have such a great and diverse summer programme of music.”

The 2024 programme includes the Colchester based Electro Jazz Orchestra, who bring the Big Band sound into the 21st century on 8 June, and the Sweeting Swing Band performing a toe-tapping repertoire on 27 July, with classics of the Big Band era through to modern rock and pop favourites. The programme culminates on 18 August with Ruby Robinson – the ‘Jazz Diva of Our Era’ and a regular of Soho’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club performing jazz classics.

The concerts are free to attend and do not require pre-booking – simply turn up, enjoy picnics or refreshments at Café In The Park and listen to some wonderful music!

Castle Park bandstand full concert programme 2024:

Bhakti Marga UK Kirtan – 18 May, 3pm
Colne Endeavour Band – 19 May, 3pm
Electro Jazz Orchestra – 8 June, 4pm
West Bergholt Band – 9 June, 3pm
Community Ukulele – 22 June, 3pm
Salvation Army – 23 June, 3pm
Essex Concert Band – 6 July, 3pm
Sweeting Swing Band – 27 July, 4pm
The Abbeygate Concert Band – 11 August, 3pm
St Peter’s Band – 17 August, 4pm
Ruby Robinson Music – 18 August, 3pm

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Pictured above: Electro Jazz Orchestra – Photo credit Steve Ball

Page last reviewed: 14 May 2024


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