This year's Darley Park Concert

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Fri 9 Aug 2013

We're excited to be once again preparing for our traditional end-of-summer celebration concert at Darley Park, back in its September slot, on Sunday 1 September, after playing a key part in the Olympic Torch weekend celebrations last June.

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We're pleased to announce that Classic FM are once again on board as the media sponsor for the event, and their weekday Drivetime show presenter John Brunning will be introducing a concert of terrific tunes, marvelous melodies and cheerful classics performed by East Midlands orchestra Sinfonia Viva.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Whitehurst, the Derby clock maker upon whose work the Smiths clock factory in Derby was founded, so the theme this year focuses musically on Time and you can check out the full programme on our The Darley Park Concert page.

The stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park provides the perfect surroundings for one of the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concerts, which will be rounded off by a fantastic firework display.

NEW FOR 2013 - pre-order a Picnic Hamper! BOOKING NOW CLOSED

Our in-house catering team have put together a selection of mouth-watering gourmet picnic hampers for two. For £25 per hamper audience members can choose from a meat, fish or vegetarian option that includes a sharing box of prepared salad, new potatoes, bread roll, glass of wine and a dessert each. They even include plates, napkins and cutlery. Orders need to be placed in advance through our Box Office on 01332 255800 or buy online and collect from the Derby LIVE Catering tent at the event.

Our bar will be serving a selection of drinks including draught and bottled beers, cider, spirits, wine and soft drinks and there will be a number of other refreshment stalls available throughout the event.

There will also be a great selection of on the day offers available on a fantastic range of shows and events from our programme so make sure you come down to the main Derby LIVE tent to claim.

We're also really excited to announce that we'll be welcoming a very special guest singer who will be starring in Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk - more information will be announced soon!

We hope to see you there.