IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE
The Assembly Rooms will sadly be closed for 18 months following a serious fire in the plant room on 14 March.
The festival will therefore not take place within the spaces that we have enjoyed over the last 7 years… BUT!
We’ll have more news soon, but we’re working extremely hard to organise things so that the festival
will go ahead this year, as scheduled, from Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October 2014.
As soon as we have an update we’ll let you know, but we’re certainly planning to retain all artists, concerts and events within the city. As you can imagine, we’ll really appreciate your support in spreading the word that the festival is still happening, and we’ll look forwrd to seeing you in October!
Tickets are still very much on sale, and as you’ll see on these pages, the line up is being released, with more to be added – so please keep checking back as the website will be changing often… or take a look at our Facebook Page, or Twitter Feed, where we have more regular updates. The venues will be changed once we have an upddate.
We’re very proud of the festival that has grown in the centre of Derby, and we really hope you can join us either as returning or new friends. We’re also very proud of our patrons – John Tams, and Lucy Ward, and thank them for their support.
The press release issued by Derby City Council is as follows:
Derby City Council today (14 April) confirms that the Assembly Rooms will be closed for a minimum of 18 months following the serious fire in the plant room on the roof of the building five weeks ago.
Adam Wilkinson, Chief Executive states “The Council is committed to a significant cultural facility in the city centre but due to the on-going assessment of damage after the fire, it has become clear we cannot re-open the building as quickly as we would like. We are continuing to work through the various options open to us, based on either refurbishing or replacing the current building.”
Customers who have purchased tickets for shows later this year at the Assembly Rooms will be reimbursed in due course and those with tickets for shows in April/May will be contacted first by Derby LIVE Box Office. We hope to be able to hold the annual pantomime at an alternative venue in the city.