02.07.2022 | 4:00pm

Castle Park


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Castle Park

2 July 2022



Castle Park

2 July 2022



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Westlife will once again be hitting the road this year, following their record-breaking 2019 reunion tour which saw Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian play to over 600,000 fans across 27 countries.

The Wild Dreams Tour will see Westlife get closer to their fans than ever before, as they perform all their greatest hits ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘World of our Own’ as well as, fresh pop anthems from their new album ‘Wild Dreams’.

The Band say: “We are incredibly excited to announce news of The Wild Dreams Tour. It feels like things are finally starting to return to normal and we can’t wait to enjoy that feeling with our amazing fans.”

“After the last 18 months, this tour means more to us than any that we’ve ever done before. It will be a massive celebration and will bring us closer to our fans than ever before. We’re planning some spectacular shows which will include all of our greatest hits and some special surprises.”

News of the 2022 tour marks the beginning of a packed schedule for Westlife who released the album ‘Wild Dreams’ in November 2021 . The album includes songwriting contributions from Ed Sheeran (“My Hero”) and Amy Wadge (“Lifeline”, “Rewind”), along with production from Jamie Scott, Rami Yacoub and Steve Mac.

Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian have established themselves as the world’s biggest band of the 21st century, having sold over 55 million records worldwide and are the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have more singles than any other artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, second only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide and as a live act they have sold five million concert tickets worldwide and counting…



Timings (subject to change)
What time are gates?
Gates will open at 4pm and will remain open for entry throughout the evening. Expected finish time of 10.30pm.
Our car park at Kings Meadow opens from 12.30pm. Please note – this will be locked overnight so vehicles will need to be removed after the concert – it will close roughly one hour after the concert ends.
Do you have the set times?We do not release set times as they are subject to change.
What time does the Event day box office open?
Box office is located at the entrance of the park, off Middle Mill and opens at 2pm and will close at approximately 9pm. If any tickets remain on the day of the concert, they will be available to purchase from the box office.
Access into the arena
The main entrance is located off Middle Mill
Please remember to have your tickets ready to be scanned as you enter the venue! If you have not received your tickets, please contact the ticket agent you purchased your tickets from. If via Colchester Events, please contact support@musthavetickets.co.uk

Bar tokens

All bars will be operating a token system. Tokens will be available to purchase from Token booths situated around the concert arena. You will need to purchase tokens before heading to the bars.
To allow everyone to exit smoothly, please follow any directional signage, and instructions from stewards. Please take your time, and be kind and thoughtful to other concert goers and residents when leaving the venue. Please bear in mind exiting times when advising taxis and pickups.
On the day & Security 
What can and can’t I bring?
No food and drink can be brought in to the venue – (a doctor’s note will permit food/drink required for medical conditions). Cups of water are available at bars free of charge.
No glass containers (including perfume/aftershave)
No chairs including camping chairs, folding chairs, gazebos, picnic blankets or tents are permitted.
Umbrellas are permitted, but must be taken down during the show.
No dogs are permitted, except assistance dogs.
No professional cameras, video cameras or audio recording devices.
Pyrotechnics, lasers, smoke machines, strobe lighting or other special effects may take place during the performance.

Please do bring a smile and your dancing shoes!

Searches will be in operation at this event – bags will be searched.
No bags over the size of A4 will be allowed into the arena.
Are there any age restrictions?
Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times and require a ticket. Babes in arms are free. All ticket holders may be asked to produce proof of age upon entry and at the bars.
Please be mindful of the weather and wear appropriate clothing and footwear!
To get to Castle Park by walking, cycling or using public transport visit: Find Us – Colchester Events (colchester-events.co.uk)

Pre-paid parking will be available to purchase when buying event tickets. Parking will be located at  Kings Meadow (accessed via Catchpool Road, CO1 1XN). If you have a blue badge, please show this upon arrival and you will be directed closer to the arena. This will open from approximately 12.30pm and close one hour after the concert ends.

PARK AND RIDE – The Park and Ride service will be offering a bus service and parking for the concerts in Castle Park.  Tickets are available to purchase per car, payment must be made via MiPermit. For timetables see ‘Castle Park Concert Parking’Colchester Park and Ride | Essex County Council (essexhighways.org)


TICKETS – Online box office only for this event via Must Have Tickets – No phone option.


Accessible tickets for this concert will be available on a first come first served basis. These will be able via the Ticketmaster website. Please use the below link, these take you to accessible tickets ONLY.  https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/35005C3FC99739EF?did=access


Ticket prices:

Platinum VIP Plus – £150 plus £10 booking fee

Seated ticket in the front 3 rows, that includes;

– Early Entry into the concert arena 15 mins before main gates open

– Access to a Private Bar and Toilet area

– Souvenir Laminate and Lanyard


Platinum VIP – £125 plus £10 booking fee

Seated ticket in rows D-K, that includes;

– Early Entry into the concert arena 15 mins before main gates open

– Access to a Private Bar and Toilet area

– Souvenir Laminate and Lanyard


Gold – £95 plus £11.87 booking fee
Seated ticket


Silver – £80 plus £10 booking fee
Seated ticket


General Admission (STANDING) Early Entry – £65 plus £8.12 booking fee

General Admission standing ticket

– Early Entry into the concert arena 15 mins before main gates open


General Admission (STANDING) – £55 plus £6.87 booking fee

General Admission standing ticket





Tickets are non-refundable

  • No professional cameras, video cameras or audio recording devices

  • No chairs or blankets are permitted

  • No glass is permitted on site (including perfume/aftershave)

  • Empty plastic or reusable bottles sized 500ml or less are permitted for refilling.

  •  Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times

  •  Access to the disabled viewing area is for disabled ticket holders only – Accessible Tickets can only be bought from Ticketmaster

  •  Umbrellas are permitted but must be taken down for the performance – better to bring a coat with a hood.

  • Dogs are not permitted except guide dogs – please make us aware in advance if a guide dog is require

  •  All ticket holders may be asked to produce proof of age on entry to the concert and at the bar.

  •  Security staff at the entrance will enforce the conditions of entry including undertaking bag and random personal searches

  • Persons who have consumed excessive alcohol will be refused entry

  •  Fireworks, sparklers, lasers, and Chinese lanterns are prohibited

  •  British sign language interpreter will not be available for this performance

  • No food and drink can be brought in – there will be a large selection of caterers and bars selling alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and food to suit most dietary requirements (a doctor’s note will permit food/drink required for medical conditions).

Care and Safety at Events
• Decide on a meeting point with your friends. Choose a time and place to meet up later in case you get separated from each other. There may be a limited signal across all networks, so you might not be able to contact each other by phone
• Keep your phone charged in case you’re separated from your friends
• Stay hydrated
• Keep your wits about you. Drink responsibly and know your limit
• There are no ATMs on site so make sure to bring enough money for concessions and travel from the event
• Concert stewards are here to help you. Don’t be worried about asking for help in any situation, whether it’s asking for directions or to report something or someone you’re worried about
• Look after your valuables like your phone, purse or car keys

Food and Drink
There will be ample concessions for food and drink within the concert site. No food or drink can be brought onto the site unless dietary restrictions are in place (A dietary card is required).
Any alcohol purchased at any of the bars within the venue must be consumed on-site and not taken out of the designated event area.
Help us to keep Castle Park tidy by using the rubbish bins that will be located throughout the venue.
In keeping with Licensing Laws, there will be a Challenge 25 Policy in place for all alcohol sales.

Toilet Facilities
Designated male and female lavatories will be provided and there will also be accessible lavatories on site.

What to do in an Emergency
There are stewards and event staff on duty at every concert. Locate a member of staff for any emergencies, who will be able to assist or locate the correct assistance.
If you need to contact the Police to report a non-emergency crime or to provide information on a crime while at the festival, please call 101. If a serious or life-threatening crime is being committed, please contact a member of staff or police officer immediately. If in the unlikely event you cannot find someone, please call 999.

Smoking Policy
There is a designated smoking area outside the concert area, smoking is only permitted within this area.

Drug Use
There is a zero-tolerance response to illegal drugs and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). Police officers will be on site and any person found in possession of illegal drugs or NPS will be passed to police for arrest, and possible prosecution.
The terms and conditions of entry state: “You may be searched at the entrance. Any items, which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may be searched.

Castle Park

  • Accessibility

    • Blue badge and disabled car parking is available in the High Street and Museum Street – Castle Bailey and St Peters Street. Most areas of the Park are fully accessible on tarmac paths. However, as a historic landscape, some areas are only accessible by steps – these are the fishpond area and bandstand podium.

  • Find Us

    Click here to find all the travel options available to reach Castle Park.

  • Parking