Old Heath Recreation Ground is a fantastic venue for large events such as fairs and circuses, but is also host to smaller events like community fetes and children's activites.

Old Heath Recreation Ground is the oldest public open space in Colchester and has been hosting events and activities since the 1880s. Throughout the summer months, it plays host to many concerts, fairs and festivals alongside community fetes and children’s activities.

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Past events held at Old Heath Recreation Ground

Nearly Festival


The highly-popular event made a welcome return to Colchester’s Old Heath Recreation Ground with an array of tribute acts performing classics from decades gone by. There were performances of hits from Madness, the Beatles, the Stone Roses, and Blur, and more current artists for the crowds to enjoy, such as Beyoncé, Kasabian, Take That, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and Rita Ora. The Nearly Festival also offered catering and amusement park rides for the younger generation at the event.

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Old Heath Recreation Ground

Old Heath, Colchester

Telephone: 01206 506905

Email: info@colchester-venues.co.uk

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