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Derby Festé will arrive on 29th and 30th September, transforming Derby into a playground with performances for the whole family to enjoy.
Derby Festé kicks off on Friday night as Bass’ Recreation ground is transformed into a ‘World of Circus’ with a twist of Festé and a sprinkling of magic. Enjoy the very first ‘Festé Food Village’ with street-food and drinks from around the world. Take in the beauty of the fire trail and encounter a carnival procession and circus acts along the way. The evening will build towards a show-stopping, daring and dangerous aerial performance by European company Gorilla Circus called ‘The Altitude Show’. Tickets for the ‘World of Circus’ are just £7 each and group bookings of 8 or more are just £5 each! So come along and enjoy.
Saturday’s entertainment is completely FREE where the streets will come to life from noon with performances for the whole family including live music, circus performances, dance, and comedy. The Saturday headline act for this year starts with a parade of colour winding through the Cathedral Quarter. Then dance the night away at the spectacular Garba celebration of light, colour and rhythm.
The ‘Colour of Time’ procession, by Cie Artonik, will begin at 5pm winding its way through the streets to Cathedral Green – where only the brave will enter the explosion of colour! Then don’t miss the incredible spectacle of more than 100 dancers perform the Garba under a canopy of lanterns on the Market Place. You can join in or just enjoy the wonderful Night Market!
This is a unique and special experience not to be missed. See you there!