More local businesses have joined forces to work with Derby City Council to secure the return of this year’s Hannells Darley Park outdoor classical music concert on Sunday 2nd September.

Headline sponsor Hannells Estate Agents alongside HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Flint Bishop solicitors and Stratstone BMW Derby enabled the Council to bring the much-loved concert back to the city last year.

These companies have again pledged their support for the concert this year and have been joined by Redrow Homes and Invictus Communications.

The expanded corporate sponsorship will bring some exciting new features to boost the enjoyment for the thousands of people from across Derby and beyond who come together to enjoy an evening of live music and the spectacular closing fireworks show.

Two billboard-size screens will be elevated either side of the stage to give the crowds close up shots of the performers on stage as well as scanning the crowds.

The screens will also feature a live twitter feed and birthday announcements throughout the afternoon and evening – enabling everyone to join in the conversation.

Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra based in Derby and supported by Rolls-Royce plc will play at the concert with pieces inspired by the theme will be Peace, Hope and Reconciliation – ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Michael Brain, Managing Director of Hannells, said:

“We and the fellow local businesses who support the Hannells Darley Park Concert feel passionately about the importance of bringing local communities together to enjoy cultural and leisure events.

“We were immensely proud to bring the concert back to Darley Park last year and the public agreed – with around 15,000 people coming to Darley Park for a fantastic evening’s entertainment.

“We were keen to add some extra elements to the event this year and the giant screens will give even those sitting high up on the hill able to see the performers on stage.

“The cameras will also be honing in on the audience to capture the smiles and waves and we hope that everyone will share the excitement on Twitter through the live feeds on the screens.”

Peter Helps, Chief Executive of Sinfonia Viva said:

“Sinfonia Viva is thrilled to be back at Darley Park. Every year we look for a theme on which to hang the various programme ideas. With the centenary of the end of the First World War coming up in November it seemed right to find a way to mark this. We have gone for a programme to reflect hope, peace and reconciliation. There are lots of tunes and songs people will recognise in the programme. As ever we have had to whittle the list down from a large number of items. We hope everyone enjoys the selection!”

The Hannells Darley Park Concert will take place at Darley Park on Sunday 2nd September from 6.00pm, with gates open from 2.00pm.

For all sorts of useful information about access, parking, what you can and can’t bring to the event and so on, be sure to check out the event information and FAQs page before you head down to the park!

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, 01332 255800, or be booked in person at the Sales and Information Centre, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby.

Tickets bought before 31st Jul 2018 are priced, Standard £3.50 and Under 16s FREE with a ticket. Tickets bought from 1st August – day before the concert are priced, Standard £5, Under 16s £2.50. Tickets bought on the day of the concert are priced, Standard £7.50, Under 16s £2.50.