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Mick Fest featuring Alex Paterson (The Orb), Justice Yeldham and many more

This gig is for a standing audience. In honour of the man himself, customers will be encouraged to sit on the floor.

An all day celebration of the 35th Work Anniversary of Colchester Arts Centre's very own Mick Newman - Box Office Guru, celebrated Chilli Chef and all-round force for good.

We *think* 2022 is Mick's 35th anniversary of working at the venue. Due to the hazy nature of employment practices back then, we'll never be sure - but this year seems as good as any.

Come and celebrate the existence of this local legend, feted by bands worldwide for his culinary skills (as featured on BBC 6 Music with Steve Lamacq) and loved by many as a bona fide Colchester Institution and top bloke.

The day will feature a selection of acts, hand picked by Mick, with the amazing ALEX PATERSON of THE ORB closing the night with another spellbinding DJ set. Mick's own band VALHALLANS play two sets, kicking off both e daytime and evening sessions.

Provisional Programme...

Evening Session
9 - 11pm Alex Paterson
8.15 - 8.45pm Justice Yeldham
7.30 - 8pm Dhangsha
6.45 - 7.15pm Valhallans Set 2

Chill Out Break
5.50 - 6.45pm
Mick's chilli on sale! Stay for dinner...

Daytime Session
5.20 - 5.50pm Meemo Comma
4.40 - 5.10pm The Abominable Mr Tinkler / F-Lithium
4.00 - 4.30pm Rock Garden of Chandigarh
3.20 - 3.50pm Anchorite (featuring Brendan O'Hare of Mogwai and Teenage Fanclub)
2.40 - 3.10pm Aithur
2 - 2.30pm Valhallans Set 1

All day pass £15 (includes entry to daytime and evening sessions)
Daytime session only (1.30pm to 6pm) £6.
Doors open 1.30pm - first act on at 2pm.

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