Pick of the pops

Derbyshire and the Peak District now hosts a wide range of music festivals through the summer months – here’s our pick:

Download Festival – Donington Park – 12 to 14 June 2015

A rock festival – 2015 acts include include Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Muse and Kiss! Not to be missed!

You can learn more and book tickets on the Download Festival website.

Buxton Festival – Buxton – 10 to 26 July 2015

A fusion of opera, literature and music. Events take place in venues all around the town including the Buxton Opera House – where else are you going to find Bill Oddie and Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco on the same bill?

You can learn more and book tickets on the Buxton Festival website.

Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House

Stainsby Festival – Stainsby – 17 to 19 July 2015

A folk festival in its 47th year; acts include Brass Monkey, Skinny Lister, Gilmore & Roberts and Artisan. The event also includes crafts stalls, children’s entertainment, music workshops of every kind, a singers competition, storytelling, theatre, poetry, films … etc.

You can learn more and book tickets on the Stainsby Festival website.

Midland Railway Centre

Midland Railway Centre

Indie Tracks Festival – Midland Railway Centre, Near Ripley – 24 to 26 July 2015

Now here’s a combination … steam trains and indie music!

You can learn more and book tickets on the Indie Tracks Festival website.

Y Not? Festival – Pikehall – 31 July to 2 August 2015

Just up the road from us here at Blakelow (not close enough to hear … don’t worry!!). The 2015 line up boasts Snoop Dog, Primal Scream, Basement Jaxx, Super Furry Animals, Ocean Colour Scene, Johnny Marr … and loads more. Has multiple stages as well as food outlets and bars … all the usual festival fodder but with a great, friendly reputation.

You can learn more and book tickets on the Y Not? Festival website.

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