Derby Festé

Fri 24 Sep, Sat 25 Sep & Sun 26 Sep

Location: Derby City Centre

About the event

Derby Festé is the highlight of Derby’s events calendar, a fantastic outdoor spectacular with live performances, music, dance, film and more!

Derby Festé will make a welcome return to the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter on the evening of Fri 24 Sep and then throughout the day and early evening on Sat 25 Sep and Sun 26 Sep.

This year’s carefully-curated programme features a host of world-acclaimed and exciting up and coming artists who will bring the city centre streets to life with contemporary and unique music, dance and street theatre performances.

Derby Festé is produced and presented by Déda, Derby LIVE, QUAD and Derby Theatre and it is funded by Arts Council England and Derby City Council.

Steve Slater is the is the Artistic Lead of Derby Festé and Director of Déda in Derby which is the city’s nationally-renowned centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performance.  

Friday 24 Sep

Neons: Tim Etchells - From 7pm - The Spot, Cathedral Green and Déda in Chapel Street

Born to Protest: Joseph Toonga - 5:30pm at The Spot and 7:30pm at Cathedral Green (35 minute performances)

Exhibitions Launch Evening - 6:30pm - QUAD

A String Section: Reckless Sleepers 6:30pm and 8.30pm - Cathedral Green

Choreography for the Running Male: Egle Budvytyte - 6.05pm and 8.05pm - From the Spot to Cathedral Green 

Museum of the Making - 7.30pm to 10pm - Cathedral Green

Chorus: Ray Lee - 8pm and 9pm - Cathedral Green

Paracinema Film Festival Pass 2021 - 10pm - QUAD

Sat 25 Sep

WTF Just Happened: Applied Live Art - 10am - 4pm - QUAD - (For ages 16+ although children are welcome with an accompanying adult)

The Postcard Project: Casson and Friends - 12:30pm and 3pm - Chapel Street

Photography Exhibition - All day - Déda, Chapel Street

Dance, Circus and Movement Workshops - 1pm until 5.15pm - Déda, Chapel Street

Something to Talk About - 1pm - 5pm - Chapel Street - Part of the Altered Streets Project

A String Section: Reckless Sleepers -1pm and 5.30pm - Cathedral Green

SIB Y OSIS: Toussaint To Move - 1:30pm and 5pm - The Spot

Graffiti Workshop: Baby People - 2pm until 5pm - The Spot

Chorus: Ray Lee - Every hour 2pm to 9pm - Cathedral Green

Lifted: Mimbre - 2:30pm and 4:30pm - Cathedral Green

Choreography for the Running Male: Egle Budvytyte - 2.45pm and 5.30pm - The Spot to Cathedral Green

Smashed 2: Gandini - 3:30pm and 5:30pm - Cathedral Green

Future Cargo - 6:30pm and 8:30pm - Cathedral Square (outside Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate)

Neons: Tim Etchells - From 7pm - The Spot, Cathedral Green and Déda in Chapel Street

Live Gig by HENGE - 7pm – 8pm - Cathedral Green

Phil Robson Organ Trio, Derby Jazz - 8pm - Derby Market Place

Festé Closing Party - 9pm - Déda, Chapel Street

Sun 26 Sep

There is another chance to experience the magic of Chorus by Ray Lee on the hour between 2pm and 9pm.

This is also a great opportunity to visit the Museum of the Making which is open between 10am to 4pm. 

Neons by Tim Etchells will light up from 7pm and will continue to do so every evening until January 2022 as part of Derby Festé’s continued legacy.

For more information about all the acts, please visit the Derby Festé website and follow on social media channels #Festé21


Derby Feste Website

Prices & Offers

FREE entry