The Darley Park Concert

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Derby LIVE & Sinfonia Viva supported by Classic FM & Rolls Royce

The Darley Park Concert

Darley Park

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Sun 1 Sep, from 6pm

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About the event

Be part of the 30,000-strong crowd for an evening of classical music and fireworks at one of the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concerts, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park.

The theme of this year's concert is time. Read on for full details of this year's programme (there are some special panto-themed additions yet to be announced!). 

Classic FM's weekday drivetime presenter John Brunning will host this year's concert, with Conductor James Holmes and soloist Grant Doyle.

Tired of lugging your food & drink to the park? Let us make things easier for you by pre-ordering one of our new Picnic Hampers for Two.

2013 Concert Programme


Entertainment from The Big Sing


R Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Grieg: Morning from Peer Gynt Suite                  

Glazunov: Spring

Porter: I Love Paris

Gershwin: Summertime

Adams/Vallance: Summer of '69

Work: Grandfather's Clock

Suppe: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna

Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours

Anderson: Syncopated Clock

Williams: The Old Clockmaker

J Strauss: Tik Tak Polka

Interval - entertainment from The Big Sing

Rossini: Gallop from William Tell Overture

Dukes: Autumn in New York

Weill: September Song

Hupfeld: As Time Goes By

Orth: In a Clock Store

Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons

Mendelssohn: Nocturne

Lennon/McCartney: Hard Day's Night

Freedman/Myers: Rock Around the Clock

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries*


*Programme and timings subject to change.


Pre-order a Picnic Hamper for Two

Tired of lugging that all important food and drink to the park?

This year we're excited to be offering a selection of Picnic Hampers for Two available for pre-order. Just go to our Merchandise page, choose the hamper you'd like (there are meat, fish or vegetarian options) and collect from the Derby LIVE catering tent at the concert.

Priced at £25 for a Hamper for Two, each hamper contains a selection of either sliced meats, fish or quiche, cheese, crudités & dips as well as new potatoes, bread roll & butter, salad selection box, fresh fruit salad, homemade cheesecake and 2 glasses of wine (187ml each).

Yum, yum! We wish we weren't working so we could have one with you!

Pre-ordering closes on Tuesday 27 August.

Car Parking

Car Parking will be available at St Benedicts Catholic and Performing Arts College and Derby Rugby Club for £5. There will be limited Disabled Parking for free at car park next to the cricket pavilion at the Abbey Pub end of the park.


Other information

In the interests of safety, audience members are asked not to take barbecues, sparklers, fireworks, Chinese lanterns, animals or gazebos to the park.

Media Sponsor

Classic FM

Accommodation Partner

Birchover Apartments

Prices & Offers


No ticket required, just turn up!

Tired of lugging your food & drink to the park? Let us make things easier for you by pre-ordering one of our new Picnic Hampers for Two for just £25. Visit our merchandise page to reserve yours now!

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