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Derby Folk Weekend concerts

Fri 11 Oct – Sun 13 Oct | Derby Arena


All concerts will be held in the Old Bell Hotel, and there is a great line up of familiar and new faces – all bringing top class folk music into the city centre.  The weekend will also have sessions, singing, dancing and more in the city’s streets, and in venues within the Cathedral Quarter.

Fri 11 Oct

Brothers Gillespie / Gilmore & Roberts

Sat 12 Oct

Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh / Hannah Scott

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers / Detta Kenzie

Sam Carter / Phoebe Rees

Sun 13 Oct

Beyond The Blue / Arbrevyn

Jack Rutter / The Underground Sun

The Rosie Hood Band / Benammi Swift



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 Night lights up the Arena. 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. Finally, the King of Pop will moonwalk his way on stage on Sat 31 May 2025 in Michael Starring Ben.


Mother Goose wins Pantomime Award

Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment’s 2023 smash hit pantomime’s golden egg-laying Goose has won an award.


Ben Tanner was named as Best Supporting Artist at the UK Pantomime Association’s Pantomime Awards 2024, for his much-loved performance as the magical goose, Shelley Bassey.


Tickets for this year’s panto Cinderella are already selling fast so don’t miss out on your ticket to the ball.



TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

Fri 12 – Sun 14 Jul | Markeaton Park


Rain or shine, Derby Summer Sessions has got you covered – literally. The Big Top Tent promises an unbeatable live music experience whatever the weather, across three days of live music from headliners including Becky Hill, Tom Jones, and Madness.

Alvaston Park Community Fun Day

Sun 21 Jul | Alvaston Park


A fun-packed day for all including live music, dancers, fair rides, and craft and charity stalls. There’ll be wrestling demonstrations from Aspire Community and Wrestling Alliance, large inflatables and Stickfit sessions to enjoy, plus a bubble and circus workshop.

Romeo and Juliet

Wed 24 – Sat 27 Jul | Markeaton Park Craft Village


This modern presentation of Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece will be performed by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company.


Gang warfare rages on the Verona council estate between the tenants of Capulet Heights and Montague Tower. Stars are about to get crossed, fates twisted and hearts broken.

Wonka (PG)

Fri 2 Aug | Markeaton Park Craft Village


Armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time.


With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Barbie (12A)

Sat 3 Aug | Markeaton Park Craft Village


Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colourful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

80s Mix Tape 2024

Fri 30 Aug | Darley Park


Dust off your shoulder pads for a nostalgic night of music featuring Jason Donovan, Chesney Hawkes and Scott Mills.


80s Mix Tape, now in its third year, will be transporting us back to the era where leggings were a staple, and the music was epic.

Ultimate 90s 2024

Sat 31 Aug | Darley Park


Blue, Honeyz and Chris Moyles 90s Hangover join us for the second year of Ultimate 90s.


Taking us back to this pop-tastic time are some of the greatest pop legends whose posters adorned the wall of many teenagers growing up.

The Darley Park Concert 2024

Sun 1 Sep | Darley Park


Enjoy one of the highlights of the summer as Sinfonia Viva returns for another spectacular evening of classical music and fireworks.


Save money with Early bird prices until 31 Jul


Win 2 tickets to see ELO Again at Derby Arena on Sun 22 Sep.

The competition will close on Tue 20 Aug and the winner will be notified that week.


Tickets and performance dates are subject to availability Competition terms and conditions apply.


What’s On Guide May – Oct 2024


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