The waiting is over as Derby Feste takes to the city’s streets this weekend, featuring a wide range of exciting events.
It runs at various venues around the city centre on Friday and Saturday and among the many activities that have been arranged is a free Bollywood Party, in the Market Plance from 9pm-12am.
Derby Market Place will be transformed into a Mumbai street bazaar for the event, which will bring together the sights and sounds of Bollywood.
The party is to celebrate the centenary of Indian Cinema – and it will be the first time that Festé has staged its own tribute to Bollywood, now one of the largest film industries in the world.
The Bollywood party, produced by Derby LIVE in partnership with Derbyshire-based production companies, Charity Shop DJ and Surtal Arts, will blend together old and new elements from the genre and will feature a mix of live music, a fire show, DJs and dance performances - all against a backdrop of authentic stalls and Indian crafts.
Andy Jupp of Charity Shop DJ said: “We love the films and we love the music and it’s also about having fun and joining in. We want people of all ages to come to the Market Place and party. There’ll be live music and DJs and you can even learn the moves.”
Derby Festé is produced and presented by Déda, Derby LIVE and QUAD in association with Without Walls. It is funded by Arts Council England and Derby City Council, with support from St Peters Quarter, Cathedral Quarter, Westfield Derby and Derby Theatre.
Other events taking place during the course of the weekend include a Fire Show with jugglers in the River Gardens, As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre at Bass’ Recreation Ground, plus music and family fun. For more information about the Derby Festé weekend visit www.derbyfeste.com