The magic of Derby Festé will be coming to intu Derby on Saturday 24 September with roaming entertainment from the brilliantly bendy Big Mob Slinkies. The interactive trio will be performing across Level 2 on the Saturday at 12:45pm and 3:30pm.
When you dine at any restaurant at intu Derby on Saturday 24 September 2016 after 6pm.
To celebrate Derby Feste, intu Derby are offering FREE evening parking on Saturday 24 September 2016, when you dine at any restaurant in the centre. Just bring your dining receipt and your parking ticket to Customer Service Kiosk located on level 2 outside Starbucks before you leave.
We are giving away four tickets to the Derby Festé headline act MÚ by the fantastic acrobatic Transe Express. The show is on Saturday 24 September 8pm - 9pm at Bass's Recreation Ground. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer our competition question by clicking the link below.
The fun starts on the evening of Friday September 23 with a performance of Carousel by the Southpaw Dance Company on Cathedral Green. The set is a fully functioning merry-go-round which provides the centre piece for an edgy story of the enigmatic characters who inhabit the fairground.
The headline act on Friday evening will be the return of the stunning giant fire-breathing Sarruga Dragons that took the city by storm at the first Festé in 2007.
The Sarruga Dragons are giant robotic creatures created by world famous Catalonian street-arts company Sarruga who have performed across the world.
The breath-taking parade will start at Derby Riverlights and wind its way through the city centre and into Cathedral Quarter before making a spectacular entrance to the Market Place.
From 9.45pm, the Market Place will then be transformed into a party space with The New York Brass Band and Alex Blood and the Diggers performing live on stage.
Throughout the evening, the popular Night Market by Sheena Holland which has become a popular calendar date in the Cathedral Quarter will be set up in the Market Place – offering an eclectic mix of vintage crafts and food and drink stalls for visitors to enjoy.
On Saturday September 24, the Cathedral Quarter, St Peter’s Cross, Riverlights and intu Derby shopping centre will be a bustling hub of street entertainment featuring more than 20 different acts including dance, aerial performance, theatre, comedy and contemporary circus.
The People’s Stage in the Market place will also feature live music performances from all over the UK and the Furthest from the Sea Splash Stage in Osnabruck Square will see some of the region’s best performers showcasing dance, theatre, music and comedy.
A special Derby Festé commission of Tarzanna by Ilkeston-born aerial artist Ria Ashcroft and the Gramphones Theatre Company will make its debut performance at Derby Riverlights.
The climax of Derby Festé will see Derby’s Bass’ Recreation Ground transformed into a magical underwater spectacle on Saturday evening.
French company Transe Express will bring its brand new outdoor performance MÚ which will be only its second performance in the UK.
The atmospheric show will transport the crowds to a magic oceanic world. Colourful neon sea creatures elevated on a huge telescopic crane will cavort on the lit surface of the sea with the fish and other ocean dwellers weaving their way through the audience on the sea bed.
*Enter intu Derby Centre car parks, Basement or Riverside car park on Saturday 24 September 2016 after 6pm. Present your car parking ticket with your dining receipt at the Customer Service Kiosk between 6pm and 10pm to get your free parking voucher. Free parking voucher is for use on 24 September only. Dining receipts will need to be over the value of £10 and issued on Saturday 24 September 2016 after 6pm. Dining receipts will be accepted from any of the following intu Derby restaurants: Wagamama, Pizza Express, Nandos, Zizzi, Byron Proper Hamubrgers, YO! Sushi, Studio One, Ed’s Easy Diner and selected food court kiosks. No defaced or photocopied receipts will be accepted. The voucher cannot be validated at car park exits or pay machines and is for use at intu Derby car parks only. No cash alternative available. Offer not valid to employees, agents or families of intu or intu Derby retailer staff. No purchase necessary. This voucher is not transferable.