Simply Red to play Castle Park on Saturday, 6 August 2022

PUBLISHED: 22 November 2021


With over a billion hits on You Tube, and over 60 million albums worldwide, five going to number one in the UK, we couldn’t be more excited about Simply Red heading to Castle Park on Saturday 06th August, as part of their Summer 2022 tour.

Their 1991 classic “Stars” was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe. They have had two US Billboard chart toppers with classic singles “Holding Back The Years” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” – and every Simply Red studio album has been a UK top ten.

On his remarkable voice, Mick Hucknall says “I always want to push my voice a little harder, challenge it a little bit, give myself something to really sing to.” Hucknall has long since established himself as one of the great vocalists of contemporary music, with a raw honey and whiskey tone, and a sinuous flow that can shift from the tender sensuality to full on roaring power in a heartbeat. “It’s deepened a little bit but I’ve kept the high end, so I can still hit those notes. Singing is pure pleasure to me.”

Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of Grandslam Live Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be returning to work with the team at Castle Park again next year. We love the venue. It’s so good to be able to plan live outdoor music shows again. Fans of Simply Red are in for an absolute treat. Its great Colchester is part of the tour and we hope to see as many of you as possible.”

Sue Lissimore, Colchester Council Portfolio Holder for Resources, added: “It is thrilling news that Simply Red will be performing in Colchester’s Castle Park in August 2022. Audiences from across the region love to come to this spectacular open-air venue, where each year they can enjoy live music from some of the world’s top performers.

“I’m sure Mick Hucknall and his band will draw huge crowds once again and bring a welcome economic boost to our town and its retail and hospitality businesses.”

Catch Simply Red live at Colchester, Castle Park, on Saturday, 6 August 2022.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 26th November 2021 from

Page last reviewed: 22 November 2021


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