THE FESTIVAL IS GOING AHEAD!
Following the news that the Assembly Rooms will very sadly be closed for 18 months after a serious fire in the plant room on 14 March, the festival will not take place within the spaces that we have enjoyed over the last 7 years… BUT!
We’re absolutely delighted to say that the festival will go ahead this year, as scheduled, from Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October 2014 – all within Derby’s Cathedral Quarter: on The Market Place, in the Guildhall Theatre and The Old Bell Hotel.
As we can’t use the Assembly Rooms, we’ve made alternative plans, and will be putting a marquee onto the Market Place – right outside the Assembly Rooms – and this will be the venue for all of the concerts that were in the Great Hall. Events that were in the Darwin will now take place in the Guildhall Theatre and the Old Bell Hotel on Sadlergate. The foyer folk club events will happen in the Guildhall Clubrooms, and we’ll be using some more space in the Old Bell for sessions and workshops. The free fringe music and craft fair will still be on the Market Place as last year.
And really importantly… please tell everyone that the festival is going ahead! Tickets available from the Derby LIVE website and Box Office.