Darley Park concert

Darley Park concert

Derby's much-loved concert returns to Darley Park after a year's break.

Come along and be part of one of the UK's biggest outdoor classical concerts, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park. This year's programme has links to Derby's 40th year as a City with performances of famous cricket theme Soul Limbo and Youth of Britain March. The City's industrial heritage will also be celebrated with Funiculi Funicula, Runaway Train and Come Fly with Me, whilst Derby County Football Club is also acknowledged with a performance of Steve Bloomer's Watching.

This year's show also features popular pieces from past concerts that will send a shiver up your spine such as Thunderbirds, music from Star Wars and the fantastic Bohemian Rhapsody. The programme also features three selections made by a public vote: Goodwin: 633 Squadron (2006), Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet (2015) and Steiner: Lara's Theme - Gone with the Wind (2008).

Tim Lihoreau, presenter of Classic FM's More Music Breakfast, will host the event and will also broadcast his breakfast show from Classic FM's East Midlands studio the following morning.  Tim presents the biggest breakfast show on UK commercial radio, with 1.7 million people tuning in every week.

Sinfonia Viva have confirmed the concert Conductor will be James Holmes along with baritone, Doyle as Soloist, both of whom are regulars at the concert.


Viva Carers Choir from 6.20pm

Sinfonia Viva from 7pm

Fanfare for Common Man, Copland

Nimrod, Elgar

Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev

Soul Limbo (TV cricket theme), Booker T & the M.G.'s

Funiculi Funicula, Denza

Run Away Train, Warren

Youth of Britain March, Yates

Lara's theme, Jarre

Steve Bloomer's Watchin', arr.Hall

Thunderbirds theme, Gray

Ride of the Valkyries, Wagner

Interval music from the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir

Sinfonia Viva from approx. 8.30pm

2001 Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra, Strauss

633 Squadron, Goodwin

Come Fly with Me, Van Heusen

By the Beautiful Blue Danube, Strauss

La Mer, Trenet

Bohemian Rhapsody, Mercury

Music from Star Wars, Williams

Supported by

Hannells, Flint Bishop, HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Specsavers, Stratstone BMW Derby and Classic FM.

Advance ticket offer

Tickets bought up to the day before the event are half price - just £2.50. The ticket price will discount to £2.50 when added to basket.

Metro travel ticket offer

A ticket to this event gets you £1 off unlimited day travel across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with a trentbarton and Kinchbus metro ticket. Find out more.

Car parking

Car parking £5 at St Benedict Catholic School and Derby Rugby Club.

We have first come first serve parking available for Blue Badge Holders at the Cricket Club in Darley Village. This is located directly opposite the Abbey pub, postcode DE22 1DX.

If you show the badge to the security steward on the gate they will show you to a parking space. We estimate this is no more than a 3 or 4 minute walk to the main event site.

Customer information and FAQs

Be sure to check out the event information and FAQs page before you head down to the park!

More information

Please note there is currently no vehicle access to the Rowing Club end of Darley Park through Duke Street. The best access route for vehicles to the Rowing Club end of Darley Park is via Edward Street. Diversions will be in place. See downloads at the bottom of the page for more information.

Tickets will be posted out to customers nearer to the event.

The on site box office at the event will close at 8:30pm.

Special offers

Your ticket to The Hannells Darley Park Concert gets you access to a range of partner offers. Just show your ticket, offers available until 3 Sep 2017. Other Ts&Cs may apply.

A free eye test at any Specsavers opticians – redeemable at any branch in Derby.
Buy-one-get-one-free coffee at the Derby Museum & Art Gallery café, The Strand, Derby.
Buy-one-get-one-free Sunday lunch at Seven Restaurant on Wheelwright Way in Derby – but you MUST pre-book a table. Telephone 01332 332277.

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