What's On

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Derby with our comprehensive guide to what's on. Discover a calendar packed with thrilling festivals, top Derby events, live music performances, captivating theatre productions, art exhibitions, and more.

Immerse yourself in the energy of Derby's cultural scene and stay up-to-date with the latest happenings. From family-friendly festivals to cultural celebrations, our curated guide ensures you don't miss out on the city's most exciting experiences. Plan your visit and immerse yourself in the diverse array of festivals and top events that make Derby a destination of choice for entertainment and cultural enthusiasts.

Top Events for 2024

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Becky Hill (with special guests Jax Jones & Caity Baser) - Part of TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions kicks off with the multi-BRIT Award-winning Becky Hill, a pop powerhouse with a reputation as a…

12 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Ultimate 90s 2024- Part of The Darley Park Weekender

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

31 Aug 2024 Darley Park

Platinum Partner

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Symphonic Ibiza

The County Ground is set for night of Ibiza classics with a difference, as Symphonic Ibiza comes to Derby on Saturday 17 August.

17 Aug 2024 Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Road

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Eden Project Communities at Electric Daisy

As part of 2024’s Big Lunch and Month of Community campaigns, the Eden Project Communities team are hosting a series of community-focused…

26 Jun 2024 Electric Daisy, 1 - 4 Bold Lane

Platinum Partner

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Charlie Hedges Live at Moorways Pool Party

Radio One DJ Charlie Hedges is joining us on Saturday, July 6th with a live DJ set, for an epic pool party!

6 Jul 2024 Moorways Sports Village & Waterpark, Moor Lane, Allenton

Platinum Partner

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Derby Fake Festival 2024

We're bringing 6 of our ‘fake bands’ to Derby – professional ‘touring-grade’ tribute bands that put on a superb performance. They look,…

15 Jun 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

Platinum Partner

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Bustler Fan Park - Euros 24

Derby's BIGGEST Fan Park is BACK for Euros 24! Join us for an unforgettable experience as we kick off the Euros with a bang!

16 Jun 2024 - 25 Jun 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

Platinum Partner

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Dracula Returns to Derby

In 1924, the iconic theatrical adaptation of Dracula made its world premiere right here in Derby. But when the curtain rose, the monstrous…

23 May 2024 - 31 May 2025 Various Derby locations

Platinum Partner

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Derby Folk Weekend 2024

Derby's city centre folk festival comes back for 2024 as Derby Folk Weekend. A fantastic mix of concerts and events in the heart of the…

11 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024 The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate

Platinum Partner

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Join Otaku World LTD as we transform Derby into a vibrant hub of anime and Japanese culture! Otaku Link 9 promises an immersive experience…

26 May 2024 The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate

Platinum Partner

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Summer Derby Book Festival 2024

Join the Summer Derby Book Festival for an exciting line-up of writers talking about their latest books across a wide range of genres - all…

30 May 2024 - 5 Jun 2024 Various Derby venues

Platinum Partner

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Whooverville 15

After our sell out event in 2023, Whooverville is back for its 15th edition in 2024. Organised by Derby’s Doctor Who group, The Whoovers,…

31 Aug 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

Platinum Partner

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Japan Fest 2024

Japan Fest is back in 2024! Japan Fest is taking over the building on Saturday 13th July with a range of film screenings, Martial Arts…

13 Jul 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

Platinum Partner

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Bustler on the Road

We are launching our Summer tour bringing Bustler on the road to locations near you. With numerous dates throughout the summer months we're…

26 May 2024, 1 Jun 2024, 8 Jun 2024 - 9 Jun 2024, 20 Jul 2024, 17 Aug 2024 Various Derby locations

Platinum Partner

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Tom Jones (with special guests Gabrielle, The Selecter & Kezia Gill) - TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

Welsh legend Tom Jones will captivate Derby on Saturdayl with his powerful voice, which has been enthralling audiences worldwide for over…

13 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

Platinum Partner

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Derbyshire County Show

With livestock, stuntmen, vintage vehicles, a food fair, a dog show and so much more it promises to be a day for every member of your family…

23 Jun 2024 The Showground, Borrowash Road, Elvaston

Platinum Partner

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The Darley Park Concert 2024 - Part of The Darley Park Weekender

Back once more as part of The Darley Park Weekender, the firm favourite will be delighting again with classical music, and fireworks in one…

1 Sep 2024 Darley Park

Platinum Partner

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The Darley Park Weekender 2024

Three days of five-star, family-friendly musical entertainment, in the beautiful surroundings of Darley Park. Ultimate 90sfeatures poptastic…

30 Aug 2024 - 1 Sep 2024 Darley Park

Platinum Partner

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Sausage & Cider Festival 2024

The UK's Biggest Tribute Festival celebrates its 10th year! We have an absolutely amazing weekend of music and alternative entertainment for…

27 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Catton Hall & Park, Walton-on-Trent

Platinum Partner

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TR28 – Tomb Raider Day

The unofficial, one-day fan event is back for its 4th annual event! 2024 is a big year for Lara Croft with new games, anniversaries and a…

12 Oct 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

Platinum Partner

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Markeaton Park Food & Drink Festival

Mad Hatters Events proudly presents the Markeaton Park Food & Drink Festival, a fantastic day out that brings together an array of food…

17 Aug 2024 - 18 Aug 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

Platinum Partner

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D-Block Europe

Platinum-selling South London collective, D-Block Europe, will play a headline show at The County Ground, Derby, on Saturday 29 June.

29 Jun 2024 Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Road

Platinum Partner

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Derby Poetry Festival 2024

Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby.

2 Oct 2024 - 6 Oct 2024 Various Derby venues

Platinum Partner

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Dracula: from Novel to Stage to Screen with Dacre Stoker

Enjoy this audio-visual survey by Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author and great grandnephew of Bram Stoker author of Dracula.

24 May 2024 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

Platinum Partner

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