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SIGNALS one-day festival takes place in a unique and intriguing venue set deep in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. Experience the unexpected as you immerse yourself in an eclectically programmed day, where outstanding musical talent takes centre stage. As you explore the varied spaces across the site, you’ll discover a diverse mix of culture, film, and entertainment to fuel your senses. With an innovative schedule of activity suitable for all ages, everyone will feel welcome as a liberal sense of fun engulfs this very special site for the day.

Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire offers the perfect venue for SIGNALS festival, with so much to explore for all the family. Included in your festival ticket is entry to the historical village, complete with old-style sweet shop, retro pub, vintage printing press, and Victorian Tramway Museum. Stroll back in time as you walk the cobbled streets and experience life from a different era, before riding one of the original trams up to the main festival site. 

As you leave the village, you’ll be transported into three acres of wooded countryside as an intricate web of festival activity unfolds before you. Here are just some of the areas we can’t wait to share with you:

LABYRINTH STAGE

The main hub of musical action, in a stunning location overlooking the Derwent Valley. Enjoy an eclectic mix of musical talent and the best bands throughout the day, culminating in our biggest headliners to finish the night.

TIM PEAKS DINER

Tucked away in a woodland clearing, Tim Peaks Diner is the brainchild of The Charlatans frontman, Tim Burgess. Part coffee-shop, part travelling music venue expect an intimate line-up of music, talks, DJs, and more. Anything goes here so grab a cuppa and watch the musical genius unfold.

QUAD FILM MARQUEE

In association with the well-renowned independent cinema Derby QUAD, this one-off programme will include music-themed film screenings and exclusive Q&As with some very special guests. An essential stop-off for anyone that loves film.

BIMM AT THE BANDSTAND

You can’t miss the beautiful Victorian bandstand as you arrive, where upbeat tunes from the best emerging talent welcome everyone to the site. BIMM is Europe’s leading music college and has turned out some of the biggest names in music, so grab a drink and you might just see the stars of the future.

ADVENTURE PLAY & KIDS ACTIVITIES

A rustic adventure playground and picnic area designed especially for the kids. As your little ones let off some steam and have buckets of fun, keep an eye out for the programme of special kids’ activities throughout the day. There’s also lots of fun to be had in the soft play area back in the village.

WOODLAND WALK & SCULPTURE TRAIL

Take some quiet time away from the main festival hub, and surround yourself in nature on our woodland walk, complete with pram-friendly paths. Learn about the woods, enjoy the birdsong, take in the views, and discover a whole host of artistic sculptures hidden amongst the trees.

FOOD GLADE & FOREST BARS

Cocooned amongst the trees, enjoy delicious locally-sourced food from Derbyshire suppliers. There’ll be something for all tastes with plenty of vegetarian and vegan offerings available. Wash down with a range of local beer, ale, and cider from our Forest Bars, or something stronger or softer to your liking.

AND FINALLY... A FEW SURPRISES!

Whether it be stumbling into a good old knees-up around the piano or bumping into a busker from the past, SIGNALS festival will not cease to surprise and entertain you.

The lights are green, come join us.

FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT

Following the announcement from the prime minister and the ongoing COVID19 situation, we are disappointed to announce that SIGNALS Festival will no longer be able to go ahead on the planned date of 12 June 2021.

The government road map set out that there will still be a 50% capacity cap on outdoor events and social distancing measures will be in place until later in June. As a small, independent festival we are not able to run the event with these restrictions in place.

However, the team are looking at options to reschedule to another time, so please bear with us. We will bring you an updated announcement as soon as we can. A big thank you to all ticket holders for their patience and support.

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