TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jul 2024

Location: Markeaton Park

General Admission is standing. This is an outdoor event, under a big top tent

Standing Event

About the event

Markeaton Park, the city’s most-visited outdoor destination, will host the first-ever TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions.

With its great transport links, proximity to the University of Derby, and serene character, this idyllic setting promises to create an unforgettable experience for 15,000 music lovers and artists alike this summer at the debut of TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions. Rain or shine, Derby Summer Sessions has got you covered—literally. The Big Top Tent ensures that nothing can dampen the spirit of this festival. If the sun's blazing, you can step out to the outdoor spaces and enjoy some well-earned shade. If the heavens open, the Big Top Tent will keep you dry and the music playing. It's the perfect setup for the great British summer, where the only thing unpredictable is the weather!

Fri 12 Jul - Becky Hill (with special guests Jax Jones & Caity Baser)

TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions kicks off with the multi-BRIT Award-winning Becky Hill, a pop powerhouse with a reputation as a pioneer in electronic music.

Becky is known for her distinctive voice and hit collaborations in the dance-pop genre, with everyone from David Guetta to Little Simz over the last decade. She has written and/or performed on seventeen UK Top 40 singles, including five Top 10 singles and a UK Number 1, amassing over 4 billion streams on Spotify alone.

Joining Becky Hill on the Friday night are DJ and producer Jax Jones and pop provocateur Caity Baser. Jax Jones is celebrated for his fusion of house, dance-pop, and electronic music, with a career marked by hits including the BRIT-nominated "You Don't Know Me" ft. Raye, "Breathe" ft. Ina Wroldsen, and "All Day and Night". Beyond his captivating rhythms, Jax Jones’ pioneering contributions to music boast eight UK Top 10 singles and over 10 billion global audio streams. 

Also joining the bill is Caity Baser, swiftly rising as one of the UK's most exciting pop phenomena and a BRIT Award nominee, she’s set to charm the audience with her provocative and catchy tracks. Baser’s "Pretty Boys" and "Feels This Good" promise to bring an unforgettable start to the festival.


5:00pm – Doors Open

5:50pm – Caity Baser

7:00pm – Jax Jones

8:50pm – Becky Hill

Please note this is subject to change.

Sat 13 Jul - Tom Jones (with special guests Gabrielle, The Selecter & Kezia Gill)

Welsh legend Tom Jones will captivate Derby on Saturday with his powerful voice, which has been enthralling audiences worldwide for over six decades.

Penning timeless classics including It’s Not Unusual, She’s a Lady and Sexbomb, selling more than 100 million records and continuing as an esteemed and influential figure in the music industry. Sir Tom’s career has been filled with numerous honours and accolades, including a deeply cherished knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2006, multiple BRIT Awards, a Silver Clef Award, the Music Industry Trusts Award and a Hitmaker Award. He has cemented his place in music history as one of the most successful artists of all time, traversing musical eras and genres, and appealing to all genders and ages.

Also set to grace the stage on Saturday are Gabrielle, The Selecter and Kezia Gill. Gabrielle emerged in the early '90s with her soulful voice and decade-defining hits including “Out of Reach". With 30 years of her multi-platinum selling single Dreams, Gabrielle has surpassed over 50,000 ticket sales for her tour.

The Selecter, led by vocalist Pauline Black, are renowned figures in the 2-Tone ska revival movement, famed for their socially and politically conscious music, including hit “On My Radio" which showcases their blend of ska, punk, and reggae.

Completing the line up for Saturday is local Nottingham-based artist Kezia Gill. Known for her voice of the blues, Kezia will also perform at the first-ever TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions with hits like "I’m Here" and "Whiskey Over Ice".


5:00pm – Doors Open

5:10pm - Keiza Gill

6:00pm - The Selecter

7:10pm - Gabrielle

8:50pm - Tom Jones

Sun 14 Jul - Madness (with special guests Rick Astley, The Lightning Seeds & Deco) + screening of Euro 2024 Final: England v Spain

This show now starts at 2pm to accommodate screening of the Euro 2024 Final.

The world-class weekend of live music will see fans enjoy Madness on Sunday. The iconic British band has been delighting fans since the late '70s with their infectious blend of ska, pop, and new wave.

Their hits like Our House and Baggy Trousers are synonymous with their quirky and upbeat style and have cemented their status as one of the UK’s most beloved bands, with a legacy that continues to delight fans of all ages.

Joining them is Rick Astley, a global pop sensation in the late '80s, whose era-defining classic Never Gonna Give You Up has topped charts the world over.

The Lightning Seeds, are also set to perform, known for their melodic and cheerful indie pop, gifting the world the iconic football anthem Three Lions.

Deco will also join the party, delivering 80s synth-speckled contemporary pop hits.

After the show has finished, there will be a live screening of the Euro 2024 Final from 8pm as England take on Spain.


12:00pm - Car Park Opens and shuttle Bus Service Starts

2:00pm - Gates Open

2:10pm - DECO

3:10pm - Lightning Seeds

4:25pm - Rick Astley

6:20pm - Madness

8:00pm - England v Spain, Screening of Euro 2024 Final


VIP Tickets - The Garden

The Garden tickets include: Premium view at the front of the stage, private bar and premium food options to purchase, premium toilet facilities  and a souvenir Derby Summer Sessions wristband

Visit the event organisers website for all the details and important information including Frequently Asked Questions and terms and conditions. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Download a map of the venue here

Additional event information 

You can find all information relating to this event, including travel, car parking, timings, bag policy and ticketing and access information by visiting the Summer Sessions Pre-Event Information page.

This event is presented by Live Nation and Cuffe & Taylor. TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions is subject to licence 

Prices & Offers

£90.50 - £45