Audience on camping chairs watching a bandstand concert


Colchester Castle Park's popular bandstand concerts return for the summer in 2022. 

You'll discover a great range of local and regional bands performing completely free concerts in Castle Park's beautiful Victorian Bandstand on selected Saturdays and Sundays (and one Monday!) throughout the summer. A perfect way to relax and enjoy some entertainment in Colchester's prize-winning park. No need to book. Just turn up!

The concerts are all open-air with plenty of space for social distancing, meaning you can enjoy the music free from worries.

Concerts start at 1pm, and run until 3pm.

Dates as follows:

18th June- Essex Concert Band

19th June- Southend Wind Orchestra                      

25th June-Colchester band                          

26th June- St Peters Band                            

25th July- German Youth Orchestra                                        

30th July-Sid Bolan Big Band                                      

31st July- John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group

13th August- Harmonettes                                         

14th August-  CANCELLED - Boxted Methodist Silver Band                                      

4th September- Essex Police Band

Please note, whilst these outdoor concerts are scheduled to go ahead 'whatever the weather', paricularly adverse conditions may mean concerts are cancelled, postponed, or cut short at short notice.

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  • Changing Places
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets - Disabled toilets require a RADAR key to access. A Changing Places facility is available but requires a code that must be requested from the borough council in advance.

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry


  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Venue approved for civil marriage


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets

Map & Directions


Castle Park Bandstand Concerts

Type:Music - Outdoor Concert

The Bandstand, Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Tel: 01206 282920

Opening Times

Season (4 Sept 2022)

* Concerts run from 1pm to 3pm


Hollytrees House framed by WisteriaCastle Park, ColchesterThe jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.