Event

Mad Hatters Events presents

Dog Lovers Festival 2019

Music and Dog lovers festival

Elvaston Castle

How to find our venues

Until Sun 4 Aug 2019

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

This event is promoted by Mad Hatters Events, Derby LIVE are pleased to act as a ticket agent.

Derby LIVE advance tickets are now off sale. However tickets will be available to purchase on arrival at Elvaston Castle. TIckets on the day will be more expensive.

Elvaston Castle opening times and event schedule

Friday 2nd August

There will be no dog events on Friday

14.00 Car park opens

14.00 Camping opens

17.30 Music Arena opens

21.00 Music Arena Closes

22.00 Car park closes

Saturday 3rd August

09.30 Car Parking opens

10.30 Main event opens

11.00 Music arena opens (Food and Drink Area)

17.00 Shopping village closes

21.00 Music arena closes

22.00 Car park closes

Sunday 4th August

09.30 Car parking opens

10.30 Main event opens

11.00 Music arena opens (Food and Drink area)

17.00 Music arena and shopping village closes

18.00 Car park closes

All campers must vacate the camping field by 20.00 on Sunday 4th August.

Ticket collection

If you have chosen to collect your tickets from us you can either:

  • collect them in advance from our Sales and Information Centre up to 8pm Thursday 1 August at our temporary home at the Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF (we're open Monday-Saturday, 9am-8pm), across the road from the Market Place.
  • or collect them from the festival site from 2pm Friday 2 August, Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP.

Just announced! The star of Channel 5's Dogs Behaving (very) badly Graeme Hall will be appearing this year. Master Dog Trainer Graeme will be filming a puppy special for Series 2. If you want to ensure you get to speak to Graeme on the day,book your slot with the Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly team on dogs@avalonuk.com or call 020 7598 7365.

Dog Lovers Festival is back with a dog friendly bang in 2019. With the introduction of camping and our weekend tickets which will include Friday, Saturday and Sunday access all areas. We have a new competition arena that will be running all day on Saturday and Sunday. A full line up of entertainment in the display arena so there will always be something to watch or have a go with your dog.

K9 Aqua sports will be back again with their magnificent giant swimming pool. One of the highlights of the weekend was watching the dogs jump in after their balls, cooling off from the glorious weather we had. We have sprinklers tapped into the water system so you can hose your dog down as well as a huge marquee with fans for the dogs if the weather gets as hot again.

More pop-up shops dedicated to your best fur friend in our shopping village along with everything you need for the best weekend ever! Food, treats, clothing and toys to spoil them rotten. There will also be lots of expert advice from our professionals over the weekend, so whether you want to know about behaviour issues, eating problems or just general doggy advice you are in the right place.

Elvaston Castle has 200 acres of woodland, parkland and formal gardens so there is plenty of space for you and your dogs to explore. Walk through the woodland to the spectacular sights of the castle and the lake adorned with Swans and wildlife. Camping will be on the event ground so you are right next to all the action but in a quiet enough area where you can grab 40 winks to refresh yourself before the evenings entertainment.

The live music stage will have a whole host of artists including some of the Uk’s top tribute bands. Saturday night headliners are Oasis who will be rocking the stage along with one of the Uk’s best tributes to Queen closing the show on Sunday.

Food and drink will be brought to you courtesy of our hand selected pop up cafes with a variety of foods from wood fired Pizza, Pan Asian cuisine, pulled pork with Halloumi fries or Good old Fish and Chips plus a few other delights to keep your belly full. We have Gin, home brewed Cider, real ale, prosecco and beers to keep the thirst from your door.

FAQs

Standard Tickets  
Adult Weekend £14.50
Under 12 Weekend Free
Adult Day £8.50
Under 12 Day Free
Weekend Camping Options   
Tent (4x4m space) £20.50
Caravan/Motorhome £30.50

Derby LIVE advance tickets are now off sale. However tickets will be available to purchase on arrival at Elvaston Castle. Tickets on the day will be more expensive.

All tickets include a 50p booking fee

Under 12s are free but still require a ticket. Children need to be accompanied by a full paying adult at all times

All early bird tickets have sold out

Free parking is avaialbe onsite for all ticket holders

Friday evening there is music entertainment only, there will be no dog events

Tickets can be collected from the Derby Sales and Information Centre up to 8pm Thursday 1 August. From midday From 2pm on Friday 2 August tickets will be able to be collected from the main festival site.

More festival information can be found here

Website

Prices & Offers

£14.50 - £8.50

Concessions: £0.50

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.

Standard Tickets  
Adult Weekend £14.50
Under 12 Weekend Free
Adult Day £8.50
Under 12 Day Free
Weekend Camping Options   
Tent (4x4m space) £20.50
Caravan/Motorhome £30.50


Derby LIVE advance tickets are now off sale. However tickets will be available to purchase on arrival at Elvaston Castle. Tickets on the day will be more expensive.

All tickets include a 50p booking fee

Under 12s are free but still require a ticket. Children need to be accompanied by a full paying adult at all times

All early bird tickets have sold out

Free parking is avaialbe onsite for all ticket holders

Friday evening there is music entertainment only, there will be no dog events

Tickets can be collected from the Derby Sales and Information Centre up to 8pm Thursday 1 August. From midday Froday 2 August tickets will be able to be collected from the main festival site.

More festival information can be found here