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Music - Bands, Fri 31 Aug 2018

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre


This gig is for a standing audience

Back by public demand playing their own unique brand of high energy Ska that will have you dancing from the first note to the last, The Downsetters are making a welcome comeback to the Colchester Arts Centre

Formed in 2009, The Downsetters have gained an enviable reputation on the live festival circuit (both in the UK and abroad) having played Glastonbury (3 years running), London International Ska Festival and headlined both IP-ART (one of UKs largest free music festivals) and Riverside Stomp (Germany) and many more as well as sharing the stage with some of the legends of Ska including The Specials, Neville Staple, The Skatelites, Bad Manners, The Beat and Rankin’ Roger.

In between a busy gigging schedule, The Downsetters have released several albums and singles most recently being The Asylum Hotel which was mixed by Grammy nominated Producer Daniel Boyle (Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Max Romeo). The album received great reviews and sold worldwide.

The new album, Chainsaw Lullabies, is due for release in Spring 2018.

Don’t miss the chance to see The Downsetters in action at the Colchester Arts Centre for one of only a few Essex dates this year. Go to the Colchester Arts Centre website and buy your tickets NOW before it’s too late.

Come and judge for yourselves and put some Skanga in your Djanga.





Ipswich Punk supergroup Smart Alex featuring members of The Adicts, Red Flag 77, Sustained and Perfect Daze.

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions
Doors open 7.30pm

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 31 Aug 2018 19:30


Tickets £10 / £8 concessions


Anthony Roberts

01206 500900


Church Street,


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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality