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High-flying launch for annual event

The fabulous family-friendly Festé returns for another year to Derby on September 26-27.

Neil Hartshorne singing Devonshire Carol in the trenches

WWI concerts raise £3,100 for charity

Belper-based choir BelCanto has raised £3,100 for Help For Heroes through recent performances of its show Only Remembered.

RAF band’s salute to Red Arrows

The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham will again play host to The RAF In Concert on Friday, November 28, from 7.30pm.


Local legends on top form

Some bands are like fine wine, they get better with age.

Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ukelele orchestra is coming to the area

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain will be performing an eagerly-awaited show at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, November 7.

Enjoy movie music magic with Halle

You can see The Halle at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall later this year for an evening entitled Oscars For Orchestra.

Saxophone stars to perform at Studio

Derby Theatre’s Studio will be the venue for a Derby Jazz concert on Sunday, October 12.


Uplifting night of Zulu ballet

You can see Inala - A Zula Ballet when it is performed at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, September 26, starting at 7.30pm.

Trust fund issues call to young musicians

Talented young musicians from the across the area are being encouraged to apply for funding help from the Derby Concert Orchestra Trust Fund.

Tour for George and the boys

The original Culture Club line-up have confirmed they are to play live dates across the UK for the first time in over 15 years.

Three of the best from Opera North

Opera North will be returning to the area later in the year to perform a triple bill at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from November 25-29.

Park concert for Belper Town Band

Belper Town Wind Band will continue their busy summer of concert dates this weekend.

Plenty of music at The Vic

The Torn and No Disco are the acts who will kick off the week’s entertainment at The Victoria Inn in Derby on Friday, August 29.


It’s a rockin’ good day out

The Ale House Rocks Music Festival is to take place at the Square and Compass in Darley Dale on Saturday, September 6.

Quad hosts special event for Who fans

Derby arts centre Quad will be holding an all-day event dedicated to all things Dr Who - Whooverville 6 - on Saturday, August 30, with Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor, as one of the special guests.

Flowerpot plays host to double bill of tributes

The new season at The Flowerpot in Derby kicks off this weekend with a visit by two top tribute acts.

The Kite Runner at Nottingham Playhouse

Photo by Robert Day

Kite Runner is ready to soar once again

The Kite Runner returns to the stage at Nottingham Playhouse next week before setting out on a UK tour.

Darley Park Concert

Thousands set to head for annual concert

The hugely popular Darley Park Concert returns this weekend, taking place from 6pm onwards on Sunday, August 31.

Jake Bugg performing at Leeds Festival 2014

VIDEO: Jake gets bug for Leeds Festival video

Lightning Bolt hitmaker Jake Bugg landed the plum spot before headliners Arctic Monkeys at Leeds Festival and admits he’s got the bug for the main stage, writes Graham Walker.

Arctic Monkeys performing at Leeds Festival 2014. Photos Glenn Ashley

REVIEW: Arctic Monkeys storm Leeds Festival video

It might not have been the safest thing to do but Alex Turner just couldn’t resist singing the praises of ‘wonderful Sheffield’ – in front of a capacity crowd in Leeds.

Recital season has line-up of top pianists

The Sunday Morning Piano Series will return to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall later this year with recitals given by five leading instrumentalists.

Kylie Minogue

Catch up with Kylie on new tour

Pop legend Kylie Minogue will bring her Kiss Me Once tour to Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena on Sunday, October 5.

Three of the best with Opera North

Opera North will be returning to the area later in the year to perform a triple bill at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from November 25-29.

Kaiser Chiefs announce arena gig

Chart topping band Kaiser Chiefs have confirmed a UK headline tour in February, following a string of successful summer festival appearances.

Kate Rusby

Star line-up at folk festival

The eighth Derby Folk Festival is to take place on October 3-5 at a variety of venues in the city centre.

Tony Hadley

Photo by Christie Goodwin

Golden greats with Tony

Tony Hadley will be performing the hits of Spandau Ballet with Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 15.

Matt Woosey

Guitar ace Matt heads for the area

Matt Woosey, the acclaimed singer-songwriter and highly-rated guitarist, will be treating local fans to a memorable performance when he appears at the Trent Navigation in Nottingham on Friday, September 12.

Season saves best until last

Save the best to last, they say, and Murder Weapon, the concluding play in the Theatre Royal’s Classic Thriller season, offered proof.

Sweeney stars in hit comedy

Tickets are now on sale to see the hit show Sex And The Suburbs when it comes to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall next year.

The Pitz

Weekend of music at The Barley Mow

It’s back! Mowfest is returning to The Barley Mow in Bonsall this Bank Holiday weekend, featuring a superb array of live music.

Nine Below Zero

Cool sounds at the Glee Club

To mark the re-release of their critically acclaimed albums from the 1980s, Nine Below Zero are reforming their classic ‘The Young Ones’ line-up for a special one-off UK tour this autumn.

Metal veterans are out on tour

New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Saxon recently announced Warriors of The Road, a 38-date European tour, celebrating their 35th anniversary.

Preston Reed

Guitar star Reed to play at Silk Mill Museum

A concert by talented guitarist Preston Reed will take place at The Silk Mill Museum, Silk Mill Lane, Derby on Saturday, September 13, from 8pm.

Voice star Matt to sing at The Pav

If you enjoyed the performances of finalist Matt Henry on the BBC show The Voice in 2013, then you are going to love an event coming up at The Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath on Saturday, September 6.

You’ll love this joyful and edgy musical

Local musical theatre group Present Company will be presenting Aspects Of Love, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, at Buxton Opera House, from August 28-30.

Full week of music at Vic

The Victoria Inn in Derby continues its busy programme of musical acts with a visit on Friday, August 22, by Path To Prevail, The Crusader, Only Time Will Tell and Lonewolves.

Acoustic session

The latest Acoustic Wednesdays session at The Flowerpot in Derby takes place on August 27.


Bands galore at festival fundraiser

The organisers of the Ripley Music Festival are hosting an all-day fundraiser for next year’s event.

A touch of brass with Alison

Virtuosic trumpet star Alison Balsom will be performing in a special concert at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, October 3.


BGT winners will head out on tour

Britain’s Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro have announced a 23-date nationwide UK tour for 2015 that will bring them to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall for a performance on Friday, January 30, starting at 7.30pm.

Pierces to play at the Rescue Rooms

The Pierces have announced details of a full UK headline tour in September, to include a gig at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms on September 28.

Lisbee at the Guildhall

Lisbee Stainton will be bringing her full band Word Games tour to Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Saturday. September 20.

Busy week at The Vic Inn

The Victoria Inn has plenty of musical acts lining up to play in Derby this week.

DCO to play Mozart and Schubert

Derby Concert Orchestra’s first performance of their 2014-2015 season is to take place on Saturday, October 18.

Double bill treat for fans of heavy metal

Legends of heavy metal Oliver-Dawson Saxon and the mighty AC/DC tribute, AC/DC UK, will play a rock double bill at the popular MFN club, at Shipley Gate, on Saturday, August 16.


Soul sensation returns to the RCH

Soul sensation Paul Carrack makes his latest visit to the area on November 5.


Choir returns to venue by popular demand

Tideswell Male Voice Choir members are in action again this weekend, making a return by popular demand to the beautiful surroundings of Gawsworth Hall near Macclesfield, on Sunday, August 10.

Hits galore with The Hollies

Music veterans The Hollies will be performing at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on March 29, from 7.30pm.

Blunt aims for tour that’s out of this world

James Blunt will embark on the UK leg of the Moon Landing 2014 World Tour in November with a date at Capital FM Arena Nottingham on Saturday, November 22.

City pantomime is cancelled

Derby LIVE’s eagerly-awaited Christmas 2014-2015 pantomime has had to be cancalled following the fire in the car park at the Derby Assembly Rooms earlier this year.

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