Gig Goer

If you live and breathe music, Derby’s exciting music scene is the place for you. 

Whether you idolise world-famous stars or champion up-and-coming bands, Derby has all the gigs and festivals you need. 

Maybe you prefer popular artists, or rising stars? Intimate gigs, or large-scale festivals?

Whatever your preference, Derby has lots of variety and is the place to see both upcoming talent as well as established international bands.

If you are a keen festival goer, head to iconic annual festivals like Download and Y Not Festival for an unforgettable experience. Neither are too far from Derby City Centre and are easily accessible.

Do you enjoy a more relaxed setting? Many pubs around the city regularly host live music from a variety of artists and genres.

And if you play music yourself, you’re in for a treat. Derby has regular open mic nights at venues such as The Creaky Floorboard where you can showcase your talent.

If music makes you feel alive, join us, and experience the best of Derby.

A musician on stage at Y Not Festival 2022 with the crowd in the background
A rock band on stage in Derby under the lights
Derby Concert