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New acts added to stellar TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions line-up

More acts have been announced for the very first TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions festival, taking place at Markeaton Park this July. New names include Jax Jones and Caity Baser joining headliner Becky Hill on 12 July, whilst The Selecter and Kezia Gill join pop legend Tom Jones and Gabrielle on 13 July.

Becky Hill is set to kick off TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions on Friday 12 July, supported by Jax Jones and Caity Baser. Jax Jones, renowned British DJ, record producer, and songwriter, is celebrated for his fusion of house, dance-pop, and electronic music, with a career marked by hits including the BRIT-nominated “You Don’t Know Me” ft. Raye, “Breathe” ft. Ina Wroldsen, and “All Day and Night”. Beyond his captivating rhythms, Jax Jones’ pioneering contributions to music boast eight UK Top 10 singles and over 10 billion global audio streams.

Also joining the bill is Caity Baser, swiftly rising as one of the UK’s most exciting pop phenomena and a BRIT Award nominee, she’s set to charm the audience with her provocative and catchy tracks. Baser’s “Pretty Boys” and “Feels This Good” promise to bring an unforgettable start to the festival.

On Saturday 13 July, The Selecter and Kezia Gill will take to the stage at Markeaton Park, joining Welsh legend Tom Jones and support act, Gabrielle. The Selecter, led by vocalist Pauline Black, are renowned figures in the 2-Tone ska revival movement, famed for their socially and politically conscious music, including hit “On My Radio” which showcases their blend of ska, punk, and reggae.

Nottingham-born Kezia Gill has also been added to the line-up for the Saturday. Kezia will return to her native East Midlands with her unique sound, influenced by folk, country, rock and blues. Her performances of hits like “I’m Here” and “Whiskey Over Ice” are sure to impress the crowd on Saturday evening.

Sunday 14 July will see music icons Madness complete a stunning weekend of live music in Derby. The ska legends are joined by pop sensation Rick Astley, The Lightning Seeds and Deco for what promises to be a fantastic end to the festival.

Councillor Nadine Peatfield, Derby City Council Cabinet Member for City Centre, Regeneration, Culture and Tourism, said:

“The latest announcement of acts performing at the inaugural TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions bolsters what is already a fantastic line-up of world class musical talent. Residents and visitors alike are sure to flock to Markeaton Park to enjoy a weekend of great live music this summer.”

You can purchase tickets for TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions now by visiting the Derby Live website.


Becky Hill with support from Jax Jones + Caity Baser, Friday 12 July 2024 – £43.45

Tom Jones with support from Gabrielle + The Selecter + Kezia Gill, Saturday 13 July 2024 – £60.50

Madness with support from Rick Astley + The Lightning Seeds + Deco, Sunday 14 July 2024 – £60.50

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