Ripley Music Festival continues this weekend

Ripley Music Festival continues throughout the weekend of 15 and 16 July 2017 with local bands, big brass, and a firework display all set for Crossley Park, Ripley.

Saturday 15 July has a host of local bands playing the outdoor stage ahead of a finale of fireworks. Starting at 1pm Newton Park will kick off proceedings, with sets from bands including Race For The Prize, Sugar Rush, Walking Vegas, Daz Kely, Josh Leverton, Loz Band, and Parasight. Newstead Brass Band will play in the evening ahead of the firework display.

And on Sunday 16 July the music continues with bands from across the UK playing Crossley Park as part of RomFest, the one-day free music festival from which the current event grew. Playing this year are Emma Wood, Steam Kittens, Emily White, Jasper In The Company Of Others, Beckon Lane, and Swiines.

The two days of music across this weekend follow on from other Ripley Music Festival events this week, including last weekend’s Folk in Woods, in Waingroves Community Woodland. A volunteer-run festival it originally begun as a one-day music festival in 2001 and has grown to encompass events across multiple venues over a week-long celebration each year. Embracing a DIY spirit and celebrating local music of all varieties and holds regular fundraisers across the year in order to remain free to attend.

Crossley Park is located in the centre of Ripley and is accessed via the Town Hall car park.

It’s one of a number of events happening this weekend in the county as The Belper Games also take place and in the city centre Derby Caribbean Carnival will parade on Sunday 16 July. A two-day free Food and Drink Festival is also being held at Elvaston Castle with music from acts including Emzae.

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