Jackdaw 14

at The Arena, Colchester

This event has been and gone.

A fantastic festival raising money for the homeless.

Please visit www.jackdawfestival.co.uk/ for more information.


Here And Now

Here And Now appearing at this event

Seminal psychedelic space rockers and perennial darlings of the free festival circuit, Here & Now are one of the many off-shoots from Daevid Allen's Planet Gong.

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Deviant Amps

Indie pyschedelic rock band.

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Electric Cake Salad

Electric Cake Salad appearing at this event

Electric Cake Salad are a three piece rock / alternative / electronica band from the Midlands. Signed to Flicknife Records, you may have seen them on the road with Jesus Jones, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown.

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Happy Graveyard Orchestra

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Jiezuberband are a six-piece from Scotland that play tribal, psychedelic rock.

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Krankschaft appearing at this event

During 1980, Inner City Unit played a month long residency at London's Marquee Club, Hawkwind's Robert Calvert was the support act for each show, members of ICU would don masks and become "Krankschaft". 20 years after Robert's death, Krankschaft recorded an album of his songs as a tribute; "The Flame Red Superstar". This lead to live shows, some with Nik Turner as a reconstituted Inner City Unit. They are now operating as a trio of Steve Pond, Alex Tsentides and Kevin Walke. Since 2015 the group have recorded two official studio albums, one special album (composed of music made to poems submitted online by fans) and two live albums.

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Skygrounder are a band that is about to cause a stir in the UK. With their atmospheric / psychedelic / ambient / goth / rock, there is a whisper of new genre coming from these amazing musicians. Hailing from Greece, and now based in London guitarist Alex Blake, and drummer Agelis are at present working on the first of the singles from their presently unnamed EP with Grammy and Brit award winning producers known for his engineering and Production for bands as varied as Oasis, Muse, ABC, The Chameleons, Twelfth Night,The Heart Throbs, Tori Amos, Placebo, and more recently The Cure, The Cooper Temple Clause, Biffy Clyro and Queenadreena. They have been described as Nick Cave meets Pearl Jam and David Gilmour plays the leads.

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Yak Attack

Yak Attack appearing at this event

Rooted in the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayas, Yak Attack is a London based, shape-shifting musical outfit built around a core of Afro-Asian rhythm. The aim is to create a Afro Asian Funk sound, fusing Nepali folk and other traditions and influences as and when the Yaks feel like it.

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Also Appearing

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Death Ape Disco, Habu, Kingbathmat, Metropolis, Mother Sky, Nukli, Paradise 9, Tanglemist, The Higher Craft, Tickt***s, Underground Zero

The Arena

  • Circular Road East
  • Colchester
  • CO2 7SZ