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Here's a list of all the Chelmsford 2015 Festivals.

The list will be updated as new information is released.

 

Shortest-Day-Chelmsford-2014Today is winter Solstace which is the shortest day and longest night of the year.

After today the days will start getting a bit longer day by day.

Heres a picture taken today on a cold, windy and grey Winter Solstace.

Demolition work is taking place by the old Waterfront Restaurant and some of the old derelict buildings have been torn down making way for the New Waterfront Place Development. Here are some photo's of the old buildings that have now gone or will be torn down very shortly.

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The 2015 festival season we be upon us before you know it and the first festival to look forward to next year is the Soundstock Festival which will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of may at Boyton Hall, Roxwell.

Soundstock is a 2 day Music and Comedy non profit event that is raising money for 3 local causes.

The Line Up so far (there are more to follow)
Music

Toyah

Toyah fronted by Toyah Willcox originally formed in 1977 since then Toyah has released 33 singles (13 of which have been in the top 40) and 20 albums.
Toyah Wilcox is also a TV and Radio presenter and has just been on Im A Celebrity get Me Out Of Here.

 
Tenek

Tenek is a 2 piece electronic band from Brighton formed in 2007 and comprising of Geoff Pinckney and Peter Steer
Tenek have so far released 8 singles and 2 albums their musical influences include Kraftwerk, The Human League, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Timo Mass and Goldfrapp.
In 2014 they played at The Silicon dreams festival and I-Synth 2 in France.

 

Tenek

 

Joe Dolman

Joe Dolman an 18 year old singer, songwriter, acoustic performer from Leamington Spa.

Joe's influences include Damien Rice and Passenger he plays his own style of Indie, Folk, and Pop

 
Next of Kin

Next Of Kin are a 3 member Pop Rock band from Braintree made up of 3 brothers Kieran, Mark and Nathan Bass.

The brothers have been making music for a long time and actually supported the Boyzone tour in 1999 and in 2013 appeared on the X Factor where they got through to the second round.

The Show

The Show are a 5 piece Rock band from London who describe their music as balls to the wall rock n roll and describe themselves as a highly energetic band who pride themselves on getting the crowd involved in their sets and giving them a show to remember.

Influences include Led Zeppelin, Guns n Roses and Oasis.

The show played at Brownstock this year and have also played at the Brentwood Festival along with Camden Rocks and the Looe music festival.

 
Twosixones

A Pop Rock band from London with band members Andre Bell, Rich Williams, Rory Tufano, and  Jimmy Pallagrosi.

 

Twosixones

 

Ultimate Eagles

Eagle's Tribute Band made up of Danny Vaughn, Christian Phillips, Michael Lawrence, Chris Child's, Ryan Aston & Chris Wright.

The Ultimate Eagles have played to over 200000 fans in the last four years and have been described as 'The best Eagles Tribute band in the World' By Chris Evans.

 
Johnny Cash Roadshow

A tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash a full live band, with Brass section, The Carter sisters, Narration and visuals that takes you through the life and music of Johnny Cash.

 
Simon & Garfunkel Story

The UK's biggest and best Simon & Garfunkel Theatre Show with a full Live Band.

The show tells the story of Simon and Garfunkel featuring performances of all the duo's hits.

Starring Dean Elliott, Jonny Smart, Leon Camfield, Murray Gardiner, Josh powell, and David Beck.

 
Journey to Toto

A tribute to American rock bands Journey and Toto featuring John Hampton, Brian Givagidze, Lee Morris, Mike Hicks, and Sue Parkes playing hits such as Don't Stop Believing (Journey) and Africa (Toto)
 
4th Street Traffic

Formed in 2001 4th Street Traffic are a well established stadium rock band from Blackwood. 4th Street Traffic are Alastair Britton, Phil Spokes, Steve Powell, and Morgan Evans.

Influences include The Stereophonics, The Manic Street Preachers, Feeder, and Snow Patrol.

 
Comedy
Patrick Monahan

Standup comedian from the North East who has performed on stages worldwide and has had numerous appearances on televising.

 
Katherine Ryan

A Canadian comedian, Writer and Actress who has appeared on many TV shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You,  Mock The Week, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks,

 
Carly Smallman

Carly Smallman describes herself as A Jack of all trades, Singing, Stand Up Comedian who likes feminism and fried chicken.

 
Chris Turner

A Comedian, Improviser and Freestyle Rapper who is recognised as one of the best up and coming Comedians on the International comedy circuit.

 
Marlon Davis

FHM Stand up Hero winner 2009, Laughing horse and So you think your funny finalist.

Marlon tackles British Urban Social issues with his stand up comedy.
 
Keith Farnen

Irish stand up comedian Keith Farnen talks about subjects such as Fear, Anxiety, Politics, Sexism, Racism and the Economy

 
Toju

Toju aka Militant Black Guy is often called a 'Hip Hop Impressionist' because of his Impressions of Rappers and Hip Hop artists in his stand up shows.

Toju has performed in America and the Netherlands and has also been on a few TV programs.

 
Lateef Lovejoy

Lateef Lovejoy is an Actor, Comedian, and TV presenter he has a list of TV and Radio appearances as long as your arm, he starred in The Dark Knight and has also supported comedian Toju who is also at Soundstock.

Noise Next Door

Unrehearsed Improv Comedy with no script from a group of Brighton lads featuring Charlie Granville, Sam Pacelli, Matt Grant, Tom Houghton and Tom Livingstone.

 
The Charities
Chelmsford Community Radio

CCR is a new community radio station for the City Of Chelmsford which is run by volunteers and promotes all the goings on in Chelmsford.

CCR broadcasts 50 hours of local radio programmes each week.

 
Essex Air Ambulance

Essex Air ambulance is a charity that provides an essential life saving Helicopter for Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.

Doctors and specialist Paramedics can quickly be taken to the seriously ill or injured and once the patients are stabilised they can quickly be air lifted to the most suitable hospital for their condition.

 
Wheels For Stanley

Stanley is a young lad who has been diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting disease which has no cure or treatment.

Stanley needs a powered wheelchair but the NHS will not provide funds.

Wheels For Stanley wants to raise £20000 to buy the best wheelchair possible for Stanley's needs.

 
Soundstock Tickets

Tickets go on sale this Friday at The Soundstock Launch party which is being held at the Bassment Bar where tickets will be on sale at a special price.

Tickets are also available online

 

To buy tickets online Click Here