Latest News | 29 March 2023

Darley Park Weekender set to be bigger and better

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Derby Live has announced some changes to this year’s Darley Park Weekender event, which promise to make it bigger and better.

With, artists such as Peter Andre, East 17, Five, and Atomic Kitten at to appear at Ultimate 90s and DJ Martin Kemp, ABC and Hue and Cry taking to the stage for 80s Mix Tape, tickets for the weekend event are already proving popular.

This year’s Darley Park Weekender, which takes place from 25 to 27 August, will see further improvements to enhance the audience experience and enable Derby City Council to deliver low prices for the event, which will feature a range of music, fireworks and famous names.

Organisers Derby LIVE, the city council’s events arm, has said that this year the site will move towards the Derby Rowing Club end of Darley Park, making the event more accessible – while also helping to reduce infrastructure costs.

Another change for 2023 is that audiences will no longer be able to bring unlimited alcohol into events.

To bring the Darley Park Weekender in line with other large events across the country, such as Glastonbury, Creamfields and Ynot Festival, a personal allowance of four cans of lager/beer/mixed spirits/cider and 750ml of wine is now being introduced.

To make up for this, bar capacity onsite will be significantly increased.

Robbie Kerr, general manager at Derby LIVE, said: “These changes really help us deliver a safe, sustainable event which customers can continue to enjoy at low prices, while being a considerate neighbour to nearby residents.

“We have duty of care at these events, and as they grow in popularity, it is essential that we ensure we deliver on our licensing objectives and protect all customers.

“The approved changes to licensing enable to us to challenge ID to help cut down on underage drinking.

“By limiting alcohol customers can bring in, we can better regulate alcohol consumption on site and create a safer environment for all our customers, including the families who join us for The Darley Park Concert.

“A number of bars onsite with a range of drinks to suit all tastes will further add to the festival feel of the weekend.”

The entire weekend will also be going glass free, and glass bottles/drinking glasses will be strictly prohibited, similar to other large outdoor events.

This is in response to safety issues broken glass has created in previous years.

The event will be partnering with Circulayo to provide recyclable glasses and maximise waste reduction on site.

Tickets for The Darley Park Weekender 2023 are now on sale and can be obtained by visiting here.

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