Hannells Darley Park Concert is a sparkling finale to bank holiday weekend family entertainment
A bank holiday weekend of entertainment will see the return of Hannells Darley Park Concert after a year of disruption to live shows.
Classic Ibiza, a celebration of the sounds of the Balearics played by the Urban Soul Orchestra will kickstart the weekend in Derby’s beautiful park.
The following day, Darley Park’s natural amphitheatre will become an outdoor cinema for screenings of Frozen 2 and Singalonga The Greatest Showman.
Classical music and fireworks return on Sunday, August 29, as this year’s Hannells Darley Park Concert celebrates 300 years of Derby’s Silk Mill – the world’s first factory – as it prepares to reopen as the Museum of Making. There will also be a special tribute to the NHS and key workers as part of the programme.The Hannells Darley Park Concert is one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, and one of Derby’s favourite summer events. Grammy-nominated orchestra Sinfonia Viva will perform innovative and historically important music inspired by the theme of engineering, science and technology, ending with a spectacular firework finale.Marianne Barraclough, deputy chief executive, said: “Sinfonia Viva are very excited to be returning to Darley Park for another show stopping year at this celebrated event. We will be performing well known classics, beautiful stirring numbers and quirky pieces that might take you by surprise. Expect fireworks both musical and literal this year, as the orchestra returns in inspired form.”Conductor James Holmes, a Darley Park Concert regular, makes a welcome return to the stage.
After a very successful collaboration over the last two years the concert has once again joined forces with BBC Radio Derby. This year some of Derby’s favourite radio presenters will be taking to the stage, hosting the concert and entertaining the crowds.Tickets are on sale now for just £4 for adults and £1 for under 16s when you book before July 31. After this, tickets will cost £6 for adults and £3.50 for under 16s when booked in advance. On the day, tickets will cost from £8.50 for adults and £3.50 for under 16s.
The Classic Ibiza party on August 27 will include Sundowner and dance sets from DJ Goldierocks. Tickets are priced from £41 to £52 with under 16s tickets priced £22 to £27 and under 5s going free.
Family film Frozen 2 (U) will be shown on Saturday, August 28, at 1.45pm. Tickets £14 and there’s free admission for the under twos.
Crowds can sing along to a screening of the film The Greatest Showman on August 28 at 5.30pm. Tickets cost £18 for adults and £16 for under 16 with under twos going free.
Book tickets for all events online at derbylive.co.uk or call 01332 255800. You can also book and save with the Derby LIVE LIVEsaver ticket deal – book all4 and save £20%, book three and save 15% or two and save 10%.
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