Colchester Castle Park's Victorian Bandstand


Colchester Castle Park's popular bandstand concerts return for the summer in 2021. 

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 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:

12 June - TBC (Please note the British Army Band who were originally scheduled for this date have had to drop out. Efforts are underway to find a replacement, but it may not be possible.) 

13 June - Essex Caledonian Pipe Band

19 June - Sid Bolan Big Band

20 June - The Harmonettes 

25 July - Essex Concert Band 

14 Aug - St Peters Band, Ipswich

15 Aug - Boxted Methodist Silver Band

18 Sept - Harmonie Concert Band

19 Sept - Chelmsford Silver 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 (25 July 2021)
Season (14 Aug 2021)
Season (15 Aug 2021)
Season (18 Sept 2021)
Season (19 Sept 2021)

* Concerts run from 1pm to 3pm