Presented and produced by Déda, Derby LIVE, Derby Theatre and QUAD
Derby Festé kicks off on Friday night with the Grand Tour installation, The Enlightenment Comes Alive, projected onto the Silk Mill.
This will be followed by the beautiful Soul of Fado performance by Nuno Silva on Cathedral Green, before giant beasts from prehistoric times (Close Act’s Saurus) lead the crowds to the Market Place for a traditional Céilidh.
On Saturday the streets will come to life from 12pm with entertainment for the whole family including live music, circus performances, dance, and super heroes.
The headline act for this year is Les Commandos Percu, last seen at Festé in 2010. Danbor Talka (Drums Collide) is a new drum and firework show created in collaboration with Deabru Beltzak. Out of nowhere, drummers march towards each other pounding stretched skins. Their drumsticks twirl, their colourful faces sizing each other up for a confrontation of rhythm and light. What will be the outcome of the clash? The performance of Danbor Talka will be priced at £7 (advance), with family tickets available from £20.
All other events and performances at Derby Festé will be FREE.
See www.derbyfeste.com for more details.