10 music festivals in Derbyshire that you should know about in 2015
PUBLISHED: 15:14 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:52 13 March 2015
Not sure where to go this summer for the best festival experience? We've got it covered in our guide to Derbyshire music festivals for 2015
Derbyshire is home to a cluster of independent music festivals – from folk festivals to rock festivals to a good family day out. So start planning your summer here, with a UK festival in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.
21-24 May 2015
Set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, this family festival was the winner of the UK’s Best Small Festival. It has a range of acts, from underground music and live dance DJs to bands hailing from all over the world – rock band, James, are one of the headliners this year – plus a one acre ‘children’s village’ packed with fun activities.
Buy your tickets here.
27 June 2015
If electronic music is your thing then head to Xstatic. Showcasing House, Trance, Psy-Trance, Techno and Hard Dance within a cosy capacity of 5000 at Catton Hall for one day only.www.xstaticfestival.co.uk
Y Not? Festival
31 July – 2 August 2015
Y Not? began life as a gathering of young people attending an overspilling house party in deepest, darkest Derbyshire. It aims to retain the carefree, good-time atmosphere of those original, dawning years from its Pikehall location. Against a backdrop of panoramic countryside views, the music is a melting pot of emerging, established and eclectic talent.Get your ticket here.www.ynotfestivals.co.uk
10 – 26 – July 2015
Described as a “happy marriage of opera, music and books,” Buxton Festival is one of the UK’s leading arts and literary festivals. With events in the famous Buxton Opera House and throughout the town, the festival features up-and-coming, and also internationally established, artists and literary figures in a packed two-week programme with ticket sales of over 40,000.www.buxtonfestival.co.uk
12-14 June 2015
This well known rock festival at Donington Park classes itself as the “spiritual home of rock”. Always a magnet for big names on the rock music and metal scene this year promises to be bigger than ever. Headliners for 2015 include Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Muse and Kiss. Get your ticket here. www.downloadfestival.co.uk
17-19 July 2015
Focusing on folk and world music, Stainsby Festival is run entirely by unpaid volunteers – meaning that any profits go back into the music. This festival is also dog-friendly so you don’t have to feel guilty enjoying the beautiful rural setting while your pooch pines at home! Buy your tickets here.www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
Bloodstock Open Air Festival
6-9 August 2015-01-22
Rob Zombie and Trivium are among the headliners already confirmed for Bloodstock – the UK’s largest independent metal festival. The Walton-on-Trent based festival boasts 100 international rock and metal acts across four stages, as well as other attractions including a huge international metal market, late night entertainment in the Sophie Lancaster Tent and fairground rides.
Indie Tracks Festival
Midland Railway Centre, Near Ripley
24-26 July 2015
A unique combination of steam trains and indie pop music, Indie Tracks festival has been going since 2007. With around 50 new and established indiepop artists performing. Enjoy steam train rides, railway attractions and museums, discos, art and craft workshops, great food and a selection of real ales.www.indietracks.co.uk
Northern Green Gathering
6-9 August 2015
Set on a lovely organic farm near Ashbourne, Nothern Green Gathering is the North’s oldest green festival. There’s a plethora of workshops and activities, solar and bike powered bands and Djs over 3 stages, all sorts of arts and crafts, a large healing garden and a bar.
Buy your tickets here. ww.nggonline.org.uk
Off the Tracks Festival
Donington Park Farmhouse
4-6 September 2015
Listen to music at one of the four stages, or to impromptu music in the bars while surrounded by rural views. Expect music ranging from chilled out acoustica to late night psychadelia or learn arts, crqafts and circus skills with the kids.
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