Event

Mad Hatters Events presents

Dog Lovers Festival 2021

Music and Dog lovers festival

Elvaston

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Fri 6 - Sun 8 Aug

Tickets: £15.50 - £9.50 More price information

Running Time: 50 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).

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

About the event

Dog Lovers Festival 2021 will bring you even more fun and frolics than before. The ultimate dog friendly festival set in the glorious Derbyshire Countryside.

Ticket collection is available from the Derby Sales and Information Centre up until midday on Thursday 5 July. After this time your tickets will be avialble to collect on the day from the event entrance at Elvaston Showground.

After midday on Thursday 5 July tickets will only be available to buy on arrival at the gate at Elvaston Showground.

All ticket holders for the postponed 2020 Dog Lovers Festival should have received new 2021 tickets. 2020 dated tickets will not be accepted. If they have not arrived please contact the Sales and Inforamtion on 01332 255800 option 1 or email boxoffice@derby.gov.uk. If you had chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office they will be waiting for you on arrival at the event entrance at Elvaston Showground. These have already been moved over to the 2021 tickets.

Voted by the Star newspaper as one of the best dog friendly festivals in the UK for 2019 and nominated for Dog friendly awards best day out, this fun packed music festival is like no other. With Channel 5 filming at the event in 2019 and national newspapers giving us great recognition, we know 2021 will be ever bigger and better and want you to celebrate with us.

2021 will bring you more shops so you can treat your dog or yourself to top of the range accessories and bling. Treat stalls, dog toy pop up shops and an array of harnesses to choose from as well as doggy lotions and potions that you won’t find on the high street plus, many more, including a new producer section with all the human treats you could wish for, you will be spoilt for choice.

We have lots of stalls where you can get expert advice on training, obedience, how to foster/adopt a puppy as well as free doggy MOT’s. We have a host of specialists waiting just for you and your dog.

Our live from Dog Lovers stage has some of the UK’s best tribute bands performing alongside a full line up of non-stop music across the weekend hosted by our very own Dog Lovers compere, so as the sun goes down you can grab a drink and let your hair down.

The food and drink flows all over the weekend with our top award-winning food creations that we hand pick from the best food events in the County and the fabulous Gin Brothers will be returning for a third year to serve you the very best cocktails to go with the very best foods on offer.

As always, we have a fun packed adventure for the dogs with agility, scurry run, obedience training, lure chasing, steeplechase, hide and seek, doggie dip, scent work plus a few more surprises for 2021.

The main arena will host again some amazing entertainment throughout the day on both days so you can grab a ringside seat and watch and learn some amazing things. There will even be an opportunity if you fancy it to get in the ring yourself and be hands on.

And not forgetting the Fun Dog Show which will be running all day on both days. We have the most fabulous categories for you including Best in Show on both days.

Camping passes avaialable- only avaialable for weekend ticket holders. Camping opens Friday 6 August and closes Monday 9 July.

Friday 6 August 2021
Live Music, Food and drink only
14.00 Car park opens
14.00 Camping opens
17.00 Music Arena opens
21.00 Music Arena Closes
22.00 Car park closes

Saturday 7 August 2021
09.30 Car Parking opens
10.30 Main event opens
11.30 Music arena opens (Food and Drink Area)
17.00 Shopping village closes
21.00 Music arena closes
22.00 Car park closes

Sunday 8 August 2021
09.30 Car parking opens
10.30 Main event opens
11.30 Music arena opens (Food and Drink area)
17.00 Shopping village closes
19.00 Music arena closes
20.00 Car park closes

Ticket Information

  Earlybird ticket Advance ticket
Adult Weekend £10.50 £15.50
Under 12 Weekend Free Free
Adult Day £6.50 £9.50
Under 12 Day Free Free
Camping bolt-ons    
Tent (5x5m space) £30.50 £30.50
Caravan/Motorhome (6x6m space) £40.50 £40.50

All Earlybird tickets are now sold out, ticket are now at the advance rate.

Tickets purchased on the day will be more expensive
Camping and Caravan/Motorhome passes must be purchased in advance. They will not be available to buy on the day.
Under 12s are free but still require a ticket. Children need to be accompanied by a full paying adult at all times.
Free parking is available onsite for all ticket holders.
Friday evening there is music entertainment only, there will be no dog events.

Ticket collection is available from the Derby Sales and Information Centre up until Midday on Thursday 5 July. After this time your tickets will be avialble to collect on the day from the event entrance at Elvaston Showground.

Camping
Camping options only available for weekend ticket holders
Camping fields open Friday 6 August and close Monday 9 August
Vehicles can be used to drive onto the campsite to offload but then must be moved onto the free car park across the road
Tents must fit into a pitch 5x5m and caravans/motorhomes into a pitch 6x6m. If your accommodation is larger than this you must purchase additional passes
No social spaces
No gazebos/awnings between two tent spaces
No open fires

Full Event Information and FAQs can be found here.

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

Dog Lovers Festival website

Dates & Tickets

Dog Lovers Festival 2021 - Weekend Ticket

Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5pm

£15.50

Dog Lovers Festival 2021 - Friday Evening

Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5pm

£9.50

Dog Lovers Festival 2021 - Saturday

Sat 7 Aug 2021, 10:30am

£9.50

Dog Lovers Festival 2021 - Sunday

Sun 8 Aug 2021, 10:30am

£9.50

Prices & Offers

£15.50 - £9.50

Concessions: £0

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click Buy Tickets to see what concessions are available for this event, and for more price information and availability. Children 12 months and over require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Proof of entitlement to concession may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the event.

FAQs

All tickets include a 50p booking fee

  Earlybird ticket Advance ticket
Adult Weekend £10.50 £15.50
Under 12 Weekend Free Free
Adult Day £6.50 £9.50
Under 12 Day Free Free
Weekend Ticket Extras    
Tent (5x5m space) £30.50 £30.50
Caravan/Motorhome (6x6m space) £40.50 £40.50

Tickets purchased on the day will be more expensive
Camping and Caravan/Motorhome passes must be purchased in advance. They will not be available to buy on the day.

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

Ticket collection is available from the Derby Sales and Information Centre up until Midday on Thursday 5 July. After this time your tickets will be avialble to collect on the day from the event entrance at Elvaston Showground.

Full Event Information and FAQs can be found here.