Festé Facts and Figures

Derby Festé first came to the city centre streets in September 2007 to mark the opening of the Westfield Derby shopping centre (now Intu Derby) and then, the following year, the opening of QUAD arts centre – how things have changed since then!

Derby Festé has grown in size and stature every year with more performances, visitors and focus on the city.

22 different companies that have travelled world on their tours will entertain, delight and stun the crowds.

Since the announcement in June this year, more than ½ million people have already visited the website, viewed the video’s interacted on social media and received a programme – and we’ve only just started.

16 Marketing Derby Bondholders work together to make Derby Festé happen.

And finally – a massive 30,000 people are expected to head into the city centre to enjoy Derby Festé 2018… phew…