Colchester Free Festival 2011

For the second year running, the weather gods looked down kindly on Ben Howard and his team of volunteers, as all their efforts were rewarded by a glorious sunny day in Colchester. At one point a huge bank of blank clouds, complete with thunder and lightning, made its way slowly to the east of Castle Park, but the huge crowd there were so busy enjoying themselves they probably never noticed.

The whole of Castle Park was in use, with several music stages catering for all tastes, with a DJ set up in the bandstand. There was plenty to choose from in terms of eating and drink, with lots of entertainment for children, including a water pistol area. Cheri Fatales’ Burlesque Cabaret tent was bursting at the seams, as her costume appeared to be.

Here’s a short video showing the range of music on offer :