Big events to look forward to in Derbyshire this summer

The Bearded Theory Festival

The Bearded Theory Festival - Credit: Graham Whitmore

Whether it' is a country show or a music festival, we have missed the roar of the crowd, the buzz of excitement, at this stage we even miss queuing up for a snack and refreshments. The county is getting back to how summers should be with these fabulous events.

20th - 28h May
Derby Book Festival
This year's festival is billed as: 9 Days, 70 events, 10 venues. Events will include in person, live streamed, recorded and outdoor events with lots of exciting book-related activities for families at the end of May.

26th - 29th May
Bearded Theory
Multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest with headliners; Placebo, The Flaming Lips, Patti Smith & Band.

11th June
Signals Festival at Crich Tramway Village
Discover a diverse mix of culture, film, and entertainment with musical acts ranging from The Charlatans to The Cribs and much, much more.

7th - 24th July
Buxton International Festival
Every July for the last forty years, the festival has been summer celebration of the very best opera, music and books and gained worldwide acclaim.

15th - 18th July
Rosa Festival
The Rosa Festival in Bakewell aims to encapsulate this sense of community by cultivating a house party spirit on a festival scale with a bumper line-up of acts planned over the four days.

17th July
Bakewell Country Festival
A packed family day out at the Bakewell Showground combining an exciting mix of activities, entertainment, food, drink, shopping and more with traditional agricultural elements.

17th July
Derby Caribbean Carnival
Follow the colourful Caribbean carnival parade procession from Derby Cathedral Green to Osmaston Park. The carnival starts at Cathedral Green from 1pm.

22nd - 24th July
Tramlines Festival
Three days of fanastic music in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield. Sam Fender headlines the Friday line-up; Kasabian on the Saturday and Madness on the Sunday.

24th July
Chesterfield Pride
Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud will be headlining the Main Stage alongside biggest ever line up of artists in this event.

Basement Jaxx headlined the 2015 Y Not Festival

Basement Jaxx headlined the 2015 Y Not Festival - Credit: Ross Silcocks

29th - 31st July
Y Not Festival
A star-studded line-ip comes to the Peak District for 2022. The acts for the three day event at Pikehall includes Stereophonics, Courteneers, Blossoms, Pale Waves, Kelis, Sleaford Mods and much more

5th - 7th August
Dog Lovers Festival
The dog friendly tribute festival weekender returns for 2022 with and even bigger line-up and extended hours and with more fun for all the family planned.

11th - 14th August
Bloodstock Outdoor Heavy Metal Festival
Bloodstock has been a fixture of the county's summer festival scene over the past two decades. They are back in 2022 with four days of music on two main stages at Catton Park.

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