“I always feel so proud when Festé is in town” Derby Days Out owner can’t wait for this years event

We know that our city has so much to offer, but Natalie Bamford, the managing director and brain-child behind award-winning company Derby-Days-Out knows exactly what’s going on, and where, and Derby Festé is firmly in her family calendar. When we caught up with Natalie, we certainly get the impression that she is the number one fan of the annual event!

“As Derby Festé is celebrating 250 years of circus, the line-up and the acts are just going to be out of this world. I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful events taking place across our fantastic City of Derby.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the headline act ‘Circa Tsuica’ because we saw them as a family a few years ago at Déda and it was completely mind blowing. Seeing them Bass’ Rec is going to be absolutely incredible. I think our Festé faces will be back in full force!

“This year, Derby Festé is running at the same time as our youngest daughter’s first birthday, so I’m really excited to see Festé through her eyes – she’s seeing it all for the first time! I think it’s going to be absolutely magical. What way to celebrate a birthday!

“I always feel so proud when Festé is in town. It turns Derby into such a unique and special place to be. It comes alive with the most magnificent sights, sounds, cultures and food.

“It excites the residents of Derby as much as tourists who flock to soak in the entertainment and excitement. Festé has definitely put Derby on the map.

“Seeing familiar settings such as Bass’ Rec, our Market Place and Cathedral Green transform into a playground of magical entertainment is wonderful.

“I’m delighted to be supporting Festé this year through my business www.DerbyDaysOut.co.uk. We spread the word to families in Derby and Derbyshire (as well as tourists to the city) about exciting events that happen across the county. Festé is by far one of the most exciting events that take place here in Derby so we cannot wait to inform the users of our website and all of our social media followers about what’s happening at Festé, it gives us a huge amount of pleasure to do so.

“As a family in Derby ourselves, we know how unbelievably exciting every day of Festé is so helping to spread the word to other families is a fantastic position to be in.

“Festé always has such a jam packed schedule of diverse acts and events that have the power to entertain all ages and the whole family – from the young to the young at heart! It’s so inclusive and it really brings a sense of unity to the city.

“Festé gives you the opportunity to see things that you’ll likely never ever see again, mostly for free and pretty much on your doorstep! There’s so much to see whether it’s a crazy act to make us laugh, an interactive act for us all to get involved in (such as 2017’s Garba dance and colourful Cie Artonik.)

“One thing you’re guaranteed to do at Derby Festé is make incredible memories. Derby Festé is entertaining, inspiring, thrilling, moving and…. unmissable.”