Monday 22nd March
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Folk Club: Lau, Gwendal Moele, Dave Trenow
The Bull – Jam Night
The Fat Cat – Open Mic Night

Tuesday 23rd March
River Lodge – Open Mic Night
The Bull – Candlelit Live Lounge: Hat Check Honeys
University of Essex – UNITE : Hosted by Model UN and R&B Societies – DJs Nibby, Chalo, Nimblefingerz, Prince, UKS, Capital
V Bar – One Stop Rock (It’s Not For Chavs): a night of Rock, Alternative, Metal

Wednesday 24th March
Colchester Arts Centre – Babybird, Blame Ruby
Hole In The Wall – Deranged! Rock Night with DJ Griz (THE BIG LICK)
Swinburne Hall (Colchester Institute) – A Saucerful of Floyd (Pink Floyed Tribute Show)
The Bull – Open Mic Night
The Twist – Meet Me At The Border, One Kill Away From A Pavelow, Apollo 101, Hopeless Potential

Thursday 25th March
The Bull (Main Bar) – Andy Robinson Band
Trotters Bar – Keep Colchester Cool presents Young Swells. Support from Jack Howe
Twisters – DJ Gilly and Toss The Boss!
University of Essex – Oscillate: Two rooms of alternative music
V Bar – Mad Mix Thursday: DJ Chrissy Bleed

Friday 26th March
Colchester Arts Centre – The Asylum: 14-18s Club Night
Karma Nightclub – Mind Your Own Business: Indie Disco Classics – Past and Present with DJ Sam Leppard
O’ Neill’s – Stiff (In The Morning)
Qube – SHAFT: Soul Classics, Jazz, Funk, Weekender Anthems, RnB – DJs Kev James, Gilly, Jimmi Dixon, Chazz J
Roberts Live Music Bar – The Redwood Band
Roxi Bar – Homegrown: 2 rooms of Oldskool, Jungle, DnB, Hard Trance
Silk Road – Funky Fridays: UK Funky, RnB, Hip Hop, Bashment
The Bull (Main Bar) – Crossover
The Bull (The Music Room) – Friday Night Blues Jam
The Officers Club – Quire (Colchester World Music Choir)
The Twist – The Mundens, Sion, Ease Springs
Twisters – Matt & Kiz
V Bar – New for Old Fridays: DJ Sam Leppard
What? Bar – Turntable Cuttaz Carry On Cutting “It’s a bit like Martial Arts” powered by eCLECTIC mEDICINAL sYSTEM

Saturday 27th March
Cardinal Bourne Institute (Priory Street) – Colchester Record and CD Fair: 10am – 4pm
Curve Bar – Broken Times: Broken Beats, Nu Jazz, Latin Beats, Nu Sound, Deep Soulful House – DJs Gem Junior, Orlando ‘Jinx’ Perez, Stat
Karma Nightclub – Big Birthday Bash: DJs Wesmaster Stylez, Femzy, Wise Chimz, Spooky Bizzle + Live PA’s
O’ Neill’s – Stalker
Roberts Live Music Bar – The Committed
Silk Road – We ♥ Silk Road: DJs Partners In Soul, Dave S, Mick B
The Bull (Main Bar) – The Outlaws
The Bull (The Music Room) – Amberblacks
The Fat Cat – Laura Wyatt
The Twist – Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts, Livewire
Twisters – DJ Gilly
University of Essex: rejected rocstars ft. Bentley Rhythm Ace (live), Krafty Kuts, Cut La Roc, Danny Reject, Kimpossible, Micky C, StereoFreakz
V Bar – DJ Sam Leppard
Waffles Bar – Animal Noise
What? Bar – DISCOTECH: DJs Irrelevant, My Pal, Ben Sewell, Cabin

Sunday 28th March
Colchester Arts Centre – Marlene Verplanck
Stanway Rovers FC – Colchester Jazz Club: Rod Mason’s Hot Five



Keep Colchester Cool now features on the ‘Sundays with Scott Clarke’ show on Red Radio show. Scott features the top 5 events of the week, as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool, at 5pm every Sunday.

Bentley Rhythm Ace are at the University of Essex this Saturday! Get your tickets online or from Revolver Retro Clothing in Colchester.

After a long absence, the Colchester Record and CD Fair returns on Saturday at Cardinal Bourne Institute, Priory Street, Colchester, CO1 2QB from 10am – 4pm. Admission 50p.

Partners In Soul (DJ Dan Jolly & DJ Red) along with DJs Dave S and Mick B will be playing a mix of Soulful, Deep, Tech, US House and Disco on Saturday at Silk Road

If you want to buy your tickets online for Cosmic Puffin III (which takes place over Easter Weekend at East Mersea) you’ve got until Thursday to do so.

Colchester deserves a FREE outdoor Music & Arts Festival!/group.php?gid=357040070231&ref=ts

Want to play at Kelvedon Festival? Essex Rocks have a few slots left in their ‘Battle of the Bands’ – the winner gets to play the Essex Rocks stage at Kelvedon Festival in July.
Dates for the battle are Thursday 8th April and Thursday 22nd April at The Bull, Colchester with a final on Friday 7th May at the Golden Fleece in Chelmsford. Apply by emailing

If you’re a musician aged 14 -21 you’ve got until March 31st to enter Essex Music Agency Undiscovered 2010; a county wide music contest. It’d be great to see Colchester well represented here.

Vote Castle Park Colchester as Britain’s Best Picnic Site

Can we reverse BBC’s decision to axe BBC 6 Music?
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Sign The Petition:
And get campaigning!


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The deadline for an event to be considered for inclusion is 9am Monday and Thursday.

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