Friday 29 September
This show-stopping, daring and dangerous aerial performance all takes place on a unique giant kinetic structure.
Join us and learn some new skills in our circus workshops with juggling, diabolo and unicycles.
The skate board competition returns again to Festé on the skate park area beside Bass’s Rec.
Look out for this larger than life stilted Ringmaster, but beware of his huge feet!
Giant roulette wheel meets juggling, danger, skills and awe-inspiring moments.
Flamboyant characters will appear and parade in their fabulous costumes.
With songs, dancing and a hilarious story all based around their special VW campervan, what’s not to love?
Wander through the beauty of this stunning fire trail.
Delicious food and drinks from around the world.
Festé favourite Chango Fuego will be Friday nights Ringmaster, directing you around the World of Circus.
Saturday 30 September
Join in or just enjoy the spectacle of 150 dancers moving to traditional Garba steps on the Market Place under a canopy of beautiful lanterns.
In a rainbow of powder and dance, follow a procession towards Cathedral Green and join in, if you dare.
Let your creativity run free in the Big Scribble space on the Café Terrace and craft area in the Participation Space.
The traditional Rangoli pattern will be created right before your eyes, it takes skill, time and a steady hand to complete, so keep coming back for a peek at its progress.
Set on a 7 mt hire tree-like structure, Roots is a highly energetic and interactive performance.
Funny stilted authentic Indian princes who will bring an air of mystique and delightful pretentiousness.
Part man, part tree and 18 feet tall, this incredible giant puppet will strike through the streets giving away a cart full of saplings.
Wheeze is both a beautiful sculpture and a fantastic music making machine, powered entirely by air.
Join us and learn some new skills in our circus workshops with juggling, diabolo and unicycles, anyone can try.
Join Maison Foo for an unfinished, unpolished test drive performance of early ideas for their latest show in the making.
Two young circus artists will surprise and move you with their impressive acrobats.
Song, dance and hilarious set pieces based this special adapted VW campervan, this show is certain to raise a smile.
Contemporary dancers merge physical theatre and skill into a moving story.
Roulette wheels meetings juggling, danger and skill to create truly awe-inspiring moments.
Thrilling acrobatic skills meet athletic and graceful dance which blur the boundaries of dance, theatre and circus.
Malaysian Gamelan meets hip-hop urban choir. Join us for a unique, unplugged performance that will make your spine tingle.
Choreographed by Arlene Phillips and danced with passion and sensitivity to a collection of pop songs.
Surreal and comic dance theatre, telling the classic “boy meets girl” story.
The Lift is a fantastic theatrical performance that will give you a surreal and amusing experience that you won’t forget.
Chutney in the street is an enchanting story told through a unique blend of songs, dance and audience participation.
These delightful divas draped in jewels and silks will wow you with their colour and charm.
Derby’s night market returns offering a wide variety of stalls selling food, drinks, gift inspiration, crafts and vintage items.