Welcome to Derby Festé – 25 & 26 September 2015

Thank you for visiting our website – it’s good to know you are as excited about this years Derby Festé as we are.

We have so much to show you and here is a great place to start so check out the events listings and see what takes your fancy – Derby is the place to be when Festé comes to town!

Derby Festé kicks off on Friday 25th September with the Grand Tour installation, The Enlightenment Comes Alive, projected onto the Silk Mill. This will be followed by the beautiful Soul of Fado performance by Nuno Silva on Cathedral Green, before giant beasts from prehistoric times (Close Act’s Saurus) stalk through the streets. Then onto the Market Place for a traditional Céilidh where you can join in or just tap your foot to the catchy beat.

On Saturday 26th September the streets will come to life from noon with entertainers for the whole family including live music, circus performances, dance, and super heroes.

The headline act for this year is Les Commandos Percu, last seen at Festé in 2010. Danbor Talka (Clash of Drums) is a new high energy drummer and firework show created in collaboration with Deabru Beltzak.

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Out of nowhere, drummers march towards each other. Their drumsticks twirl, their colourful faces sizing each other up for a confrontation of high energy rhythm and light.

The performance of Danbor Talka will be priced at £7 (advance), with family tickets available.

All other events and performances at Derby Festé will be FREE.

Take a look at the Facebook page and Twitter to see some of the photos and videos of last years entertainment.