The 2018 Festival will take place from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October 2018 – We had our “best ever festival” in 2017, and we’re planning a fantastic event once again.

2018 will be the 12th year that we’ve held the festival right in the centre of Derby.  We’re really pleased with all we have achieved – we have a great location, fabulous acts, and a super-friendly atmosphere… we’d love you to come and join us!

Weekend tickets cover Friday 5th to Sunday 7th, with Thursday 4th evening concert being an add-on event (open to all, but at a special price to weekend ticket holders!)

We’ll update Artist and Programme details as we announce things, so please keep checking back on the website.

For more news and updates, please visit our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed, where we’ll post all of the latest information – or for tickets, have a look at the Derby LIVE festival page.

Some of the events on offer

  • Thursday Night Special

    8pm — 10:30pm

    As the festival expands, we’ve looked at how we can grow, within the space we are able to use. One way is to add an extra night of concerts! This extra day can be added on to your weekend ticket for a bargain price of just £10. Add it to your basket, and it will […]

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  • Fringe: Craft Fair (Market Place)

    , , , 10am — 5pm

    FREE ENTRY – even without a festival ticket. Throughout Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be an Arts and Crafts Fair on the Market Place featuring a whole range of fantastic goods.  These events take place at various times through the year in Derby, and we’re really pleased that the organisers have come on […]

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  • Friday Night is Made in Derbyshire

    7pm — 10:45pm

    Our Friday night concert is certainly “Made In Derbyshire”! Featuring Derby based trio Cupola, along with sets from both our (Derbyshire!) patrons; John Tams, and Lucy Ward.  We’re confident that all of that adds up to a fantastic evening! 19:00 – 19:45   Cupola 20:00 – 21:00   John Tams & Barry Coope 21:30 – […]

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