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Rapture Gaming Festival 2018 – Day Tickets @ Charter Hall
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day
Rapture Gaming Festival 2018 - Day Tickets @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

Calling all gamers…2018 will see Rapture Gaming Festival tour across the UK for the very first time – this is one event that gamers will not want to miss!
Formed as a powerful collaboration between two experienced names in the world of entertainment – European gaming events company, Fragers, and UK-based show promoters, Kilimanjaro – this unique spectacle brings the virtual gaming world onto the live stage, energising gaming communities all across the country.

The daytime weekend shows are family-friendly and suitable for all ages, where guests can immerse themselves in a live gaming experience like no other. The main Rapture Stage will host tournament finals, interactive games and panel interviews with experts on how to become an online streamer. For adult gamers there’s even an 18+ night, creating a festival after-party atmosphere!

Featuring no fewer than nine separate zones at the event, gamers are in for a real treat with so many awesome gaming experiences to get involved with – zones to look out for will include:

  • Minecraft & Roblox Zone and Stage – a huge dedicated area with dozens of consoles & PCs and includes a tournament on each day.
  • General Gaming Zone – hosts all modern freeplay content, including the latest console & PC games as well as unique gaming experiences and equipment.
  • VR Zone – one of the most popular zones, with over 6 VR setups including HTC Vives, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR.
  • Tournament & Competition Zone – gamers can put their skills to the test against other friends and festival-goers.
  • Retro Gaming Zone – pays homage to some of the classic consoles and games, to transport the older generation back to their youth.
  • Tabletop Gaming Zone – from Warhammer to WW2, gamers can bring out their ‘inner geek’ here and socialise with the whole Rapture community over some tabletop games.
  • Indie Zone – a chance to get up close and hands-on with independent game developers.
  • Merch Zone – displaying merchandise and souvenirs in the festival market.
  • Cosplay Village – from prizes in the masquerade, to talks and live demos, to just sharing your creations and photo opportunities, our cosplay community is here for you.

Special guests stars will be attending at all venues – expect gaming streamers, YouTubers, vloggers and even a chef. Combined with a huge variety of gaming opportunities and plenty of thrilling stage entertainment, Rapture Gaming Festival promises an action-packed agenda of festival fun!

Ticket information:
General Admission Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) – £14
General Admission Weekend Ticket (both Saturday & Sunday) – £22
 Group Saver Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) – £40 for groups of 4
Group Saver Weekend Ticket (both Saturday & Sunday) – £80 for groups of 4

VIP Upgrade Add-on (Saturday/Sunday) £40
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY TICKET:
PLEASE PURCHASE AFTER BUYING YOUR TICKET AS AN ADD-ON
ONE ADD-ON REQUIRED PER PERSON
– 1 x Goodie bag – filled with gaming swag.
– 1 x 20 minute Virtual Reality slot
– 1 x VIP Lanyard & Booklet
– 1 x A2 Rapture Gaming Festival poster
– 1 x Rapture Gaming Festival Pin Badge
– Early Entry – from 10:30am
If you plan to attend the event for the whole weekend, you do not need to purchase two VIP add-ons

Please Note: there is a £2 booking fee per ticket

Age Restriction:
After Life (Saturday Only) / LAN Party – 18+ Only
Day/Weekend Entry – All Ages (Under 12s accompanied by an adult) – until 6pm

Timings:
VIP entrance: 10:30am
GA entrance: 11am
Day Curfew (All Ages Event): 6pm
18+ After Life Event (Saturday Only): 6pm (until late)
Accessibility entrance: 10:00am (Sunday Only)

 Car Parking:
Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to avoid paying full price on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.
If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit.
Please be aware parking is not guaranteed.

 

Rapture Gaming Festival 2018 – Weekend Tickets @ Charter Hall
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day
Rapture Gaming Festival 2018 - Weekend Tickets @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

Calling all gamers…2018 will see Rapture Gaming Festival tour across the UK for the very first time – this is one event that gamers will not want to miss!
Formed as a powerful collaboration between two experienced names in the world of entertainment – European gaming events company, Fragers, and UK-based show promoters, Kilimanjaro – this unique spectacle brings the virtual gaming world onto the live stage, energising gaming communities all across the country.

The daytime weekend shows are family-friendly and suitable for all ages, where guests can immerse themselves in a live gaming experience like no other. The main Rapture Stage will host tournament finals, interactive games and panel interviews with experts on how to become an online streamer. For adult gamers there’s even an 18+ night, creating a festival after-party atmosphere!

Featuring no fewer than nine separate zones at the event, gamers are in for a real treat with so many awesome gaming experiences to get involved with – zones to look out for will include:

  • Minecraft & Roblox Zone and Stage – a huge dedicated area with dozens of consoles & PCs and includes a tournament on each day.
  • General Gaming Zone – hosts all modern freeplay content, including the latest console & PC games as well as unique gaming experiences and equipment.
  • VR Zone – one of the most popular zones, with over 6 VR setups including HTC Vives, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR.
  • Tournament & Competition Zone – gamers can put their skills to the test against other friends and festival-goers.
  • Retro Gaming Zone – pays homage to some of the classic consoles and games, to transport the older generation back to their youth.
  • Tabletop Gaming Zone – from Warhammer to WW2, gamers can bring out their ‘inner geek’ here and socialise with the whole Rapture community over some tabletop games.
  • Indie Zone – a chance to get up close and hands-on with independent game developers.
  • Merch Zone – displaying merchandise and souvenirs in the festival market.
  • Cosplay Village – from prizes in the masquerade, to talks and live demos, to just sharing your creations and photo opportunities, our cosplay community is here for you.

Special guests stars will be attending at all venues – expect gaming streamers, YouTubers, vloggers and even a chef. Combined with a huge variety of gaming opportunities and plenty of thrilling stage entertainment, Rapture Gaming Festival promises an action-packed agenda of festival fun!

Ticket information:
General Admission Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) – £14
General Admission Weekend Ticket (both Saturday & Sunday) – £22
 Group Saver Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) – £40 for groups of 4
Group Saver Weekend Ticket (both Saturday & Sunday) – £80 for groups of 4

VIP Upgrade Add-on (Saturday/Sunday) £40
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY TICKET:
PLEASE PURCHASE AFTER BUYING YOUR TICKET AS AN ADD-ON
ONE ADD-ON REQUIRED PER PERSON
– 1 x Goodie bag – filled with gaming swag.
– 1 x 20 minute Virtual Reality slot
– 1 x VIP Lanyard & Booklet
– 1 x A2 Rapture Gaming Festival poster
– 1 x Rapture Gaming Festival Pin Badge
– Early Entry – from 10:30am
If you plan to attend the event for the whole weekend, you do not need to purchase two VIP add-ons

Please Note: there is a £2 booking fee per ticket

Age Restriction:
After Life (Saturday Only) / LAN Party – 18+ Only
Day/Weekend Entry – All Ages (Under 12s accompanied by an adult) – until 6pm

Timings:
VIP entrance: 10:30am
GA entrance: 11am
Day Curfew (All Ages Event): 6pm
18+ After Life Event (Saturday Only): 6pm (until late)
Accessibility entrance: 10:00am (Sunday Only)

 Car Parking:
Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to avoid paying full price on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.
If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit.
Please be aware parking is not guaranteed.

 

Junior Mini Orienteering Series @ Castle Park
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Junior Mini Orienteering Series @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

These orienteering events are specifically aimed to introduce children and their parents to the sport of orienteering. Parents and younger children are encouraged to give it a go!

Each competitor will locate as many controls in the time allowed (30 minutes) by deciding the quickest route. Points will be awarded for each control successfully located but points will be deducted for each minute over. Badges will be awarded at the end of the series for the total number of controls successfully located by each competitor.

Registration

Course registration is open from 1pm to 2.30pm based near to the park café but look out for the green SOS orienteering banner.

Competitors will need to complete a registration form. They will receive a map with the course printed on it and an electronic timing chip. All children will need to bring a watch. Parents can talk through the course and can shadow (follow) inexperienced competitors around the course but please let children navigate for themselves. Help provided from orienteering coaches before you begin.

Summary
Event
Junior Mini Orienteering Series
Location
Castle Park, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1WG
Starting on
21S July 2018
Ending on
21S July 2018
Description
Junior mini orienteering series
Jul
22
Sun
Bandstand Concert – Aveley & Newham Band @ Castle Park Bandstand
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bandstand Concert - Aveley & Newham Band @ Castle Park Bandstand | England | United Kingdom

Bring a picnic, or relax with an ice cream, and enjoy the FREE performance provided by Aveley & Newham Band at our beautiful Victorian bandstand.

Summary
Event
Aveley & Newham Band
Location
Castle Park Bandstand, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
22S July 2018
Ending on
22S July 2018
Description
Bandstand Concert
Jul
29
Sun
Bandstand Performance – Sid Bolan Big Band @ Castle Park Bandstand
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bandstand Performance - Sid Bolan Big Band @ Castle Park Bandstand | England | United Kingdom

Bring a picnic, or relax with an ice cream, and enjoy the FREE performance provided by Sid Bolan Big Band at our beautiful Victorian bandstand.

Summary
Event
Sid Bolan Big Band
Location
Castle Park Bandstand, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
29S July 2018
Ending on
29S July 2018
Description
Bandstand Performance
Aug
5
Sun
Bandstand Concert – The Colchester Band @ Castle Park Bandstand
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bandstand Concert - The Colchester Band @ Castle Park Bandstand | England | United Kingdom

Bring a picnic, or relax with an ice cream, and enjoy the FREE performance provided by The Colchester Band at our beautiful Victorian bandstand.

Summary
Event
The Colchester Band
Location
Castle Park Bandstand, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
5S August 2018
Ending on
5S August 2018
Description
Bandstand Concert
Aug
12
Sun
Bandstand Concert – Colne Endeavour @ Castle Park Bandstand
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bandstand Concert - Colne Endeavour @ Castle Park Bandstand | England | United Kingdom

Bring a picnic, or relax with an ice cream, and enjoy the FREE performance provided by Colne Endeavour at our beautiful Victorian bandstand.

Summary
Event
Colne Endeavour
Location
Castle Park Bandstand, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
12S August 2018
Ending on
12S August 2018
Description
Bandstand concert
Aug
14
Tue
Moot Hall Organ Recital @ Colchester Town Hall
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Moot Hall Organ Recital @ Colchester Town Hall | Colchester | England | United Kingdom

Borough Organist Ian Ray performs a series of lunchtime recitals on the magnificent Moot Hall Organ recently restored with the aid of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of the Moot Hall Organ.  Listen to this splendid instrument while enjoying the ambiance of Colchester’s elegant Town Hall.

Aug
19
Sun
Bandstand Concert – Wanderin’ Soles @ Castle Park Bandstand
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bandstand Concert - Wanderin' Soles @ Castle Park Bandstand | England | United Kingdom

Wanderin’ Soles return to Colchester Park Bandstand to perform their eclectic mix of songs and tunes. Since forming in 2002 they have appeared regularly on the Bandstand and have been warmly received by the public.

Summary
Event
Wanderin' Soles
Location
Castle Park Bandstand, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
19S August 2018
Ending on
19S August 2018
Description
Bandstand Concert
Aug
26
Sun
Grandslam 2018 Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall @ Castle Park
Aug 26 all-day
Grandslam 2018 Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.
Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest,

KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

KT Tunstall promises to help Simple Minds & The Pretenders take GRANDSLAM 2018 by the horns and fans on a musical journey to remember.

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

 

Tickets
General admission and Bronze, Silver or Gold options.
Please see below for more details.

 

Prices are from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

Golden Circle allows access closer to the stage than a Silver Ticket – this is the only difference.
Silver ticket allows access closer to the stage than a Bronze Ticket – this is the only difference.
Disabled Tickets can only be bought directly from ticketmaster.co.uk
Please read the T&C’s before purchasing a ticket.

Terms and Conditions and FAQs can be found here

General Admission Tickets – Grandslam 2018:

One ticket – £25.00
Two Tickets – £22.50 per ticket
Three or more tickets – £20.00 per ticket

 

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