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Trio of iconic music tributes to appear at Derby Arena

Three fantastic acts have been added to the 2025 lineup at Derby Arena.

On Fri 21 Mar 2025, fans of the legendary Whitney Houston can belt out their favourite ballads as Whitney – Queen of the Nightlights up the Arena. The phenomenal show comes direct from The London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall. The show is a celebration of one of the greatest singers of all time. Prepare to be blown away by an extraordinary journey through three decades of all-time hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody,  One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional, Run To You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more. Tickets £38 – £23, on sale now.

As if one superstar singer wasn’t enough, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, the ultimate tribute to the ‘Queen of Rock’, Tina Tuner will shake the roof of Derby Arena on Thu 1 May 2025. After a fantastic sell out debut tour across the UK, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back for 2025 celebrating the music of the incredible rock and soul singer, Tina Turner. Enjoy Private Dancer, Proud Mary, Simply The Best and many more. Tickets £36.50 – £23, on sale Thu 23 May at 10am.

Finally, the King of Pop will moonwalk his way on stage on Sat 31 May 2025. Michael Starring Ben is the latest smash hit theatre production from renowned producer James Baker and features the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman; who not only looks and sounds like Michael Jackson, but has honed his routine so impeccably that audiences believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself. This performance showcases the greatest hits of Michael Jackson and also of The Jackson 5 including Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and Man in the Mirror. Tickets £36.50 – £34.50, on sale now.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fastlove, The Tribute to George Michael has been postponed to Sat 21 Sep. Tickets already bought for the previous date will be valid for the new performance date. The Box Office Team will contacting customers via email. Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael celebration! Make new memories whilst reliving old classics – this one is for the fans as we celebrate one of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen, and we say thank you! Playing all the hits, from Wham! right through his glittering career, including, Wake Me Up, Too Funky, Father Figure, Freedom, Faith, Knew You Were Waiting, Careless Whisper and many more.

Tickets can be purchased at, at the Sales and Information Centre in the Guildhall Theatre or by calling 01332 255 800.

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