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. From big bustling music venues where you can watch all the popular artists to The Victoria Inn renowned for hosting the next big bands before they break into mainstream, Derby is the ideal place to see both hidden talent and established international bands.

If you’re a keen festival goer, iconic annual festivals like Download and Y Not Festival are close to Derby. For those who prefer a smaller stage, the city also has an exciting pub music scene with great places to enjoy live music. If you’re passionate about playing music yourself, Derby also has regular open mic nights and venues to showcase your talent.

If your life is better with music, join us and experience the best of Derby.

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Life is better with music

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