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Blues and Rock in the Garden, Colchester, 2024

July 06, 2024

Colchester Blues and Rock in the Garden (Saturday) AND Music and Art in the Garden (Sunday)!

On Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July 2024!

It’s our 25th year and we’re back and ready for a party!

Entry limited to 500. We expect to sell out so please buy your tickets quick! Please also share and invite friends to the event!

Where else can you buy an 8 pint watering can of beer, a plastic kettle of cider, eat delicious food and listen to an eclectic mix of some of the finest music acts around (whilst also helping a good cause)?

7 great bands
Delicious BBQ and vegetarian/vegan food & cake and desserts
Fully Licensed Bar (including beer by the watering can!)
“Beautiful setting”

“The atmosphere is incredible”

“We loved it!”

Blues and Rock 2024 Saturday Line up

It’s the most diverse line up yet. Including Country, Jazz, Flamenco Guitar, Blues, Rock, Balkan Gypsy and Sea Shanties!

10-11.30 Funktion Junction (Rock & Roll, Soul & Pop)
9.45 Raffle
8.30-9.45 Band of Fools (Balkan Gypsy)
7.30 – 8.30 Cherchen Man (Flamenco)
6.15-7.15 Armoured Man (Sea Shanty’s)
5.30-6.15 The Gin Twins (Country & Blues)
5-5.30 Elmer’s Jazz Band (Jazz)
4-4.45pm Dallas Alice (Country and Western)

All money raised is for charity. Building Malawi (http://www.buildingmalawi.com/) and The Rotary.

We are very proud to announce that Lingadzi Leadership Academy Secondary School opened in January 2022. See the video of the school construction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KjJQlvKCNg

This means that 200 pupils per year can now access high quality secondary school education. This would not have been possible without the Blues and Rock in the Garden event. The years of support you have given to this event have really paid off. Thank you!!!

Gates open: 4.00pm – 11.30pm

Weekend Tickets: £20 Single (over 16). £12 Student. £2 Kids.

Saturday only: £16 single (over 16). Students £10 (must present student ID). Kids £1 (over 5, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

Sunday only: £8 Single (over 16). £4 Student. £1 Kids.

Venue: Maitlands, Distillery Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8EZ

No picnics please. No Dogs.

1) Please purchase your tickets via this page (It’s easy and all forms of payment are accepted)

2) Your wristbands will be available for collection at the gate.

UPDATE: The Sunday Session in the garden will be running again!

Music and Art in the Garden will take place on Sunday 7th July between 2-6pm. A chilled out afternoon of art, acoustic music, family entertainment, tea, cakes and good vibes!


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Sat, July 6
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Maitlands, Distillery Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8EZ
Maitlands, Distillery Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8EZ + Google Map


Building Malawi