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The Best VW Festival in Derbyshire!
A friendly, fun, family festival for VW lovers everywhere.
Join us for live music, kids entertainment, Show N Shine, the trade and catering village and most of all.......

Lots of VW's in stunning scenery.


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Please do not sell or attempt to buy tickets from individuals commenting on posts in the group, the large majority of those seen so far have been scamming attempts, as vigilant as I try to be, I still have a full time job as well and cannot be available 24/7.

Returns will be processed once a week once buyers for tickets have been found. 

09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Opening Day

Derbyshire Dubs 2023 starts. Gates close today at 8pm.

09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Trade Set up
Location: Trade Village

The site opens at 9am for Traders to arrive and set up.

04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Early Camping
Location: Campsite

Campsite opens for early campers at 4pm, there is no entertainment on today and Traders are not obliged to be open. Gates close at 8pm.

08:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Festival Opens

Gates open at 8am for remaining Traders and Campers.

04:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Buz Beats Radio
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Buz beats radio fires up their program live from the DDVWF site.

08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Take the Seven
Location: Main Marquee

Chesterfield based Take the Seven grace the DDVWF stage once again.

10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Silent Disco
Location: Main Marquee

Join us for a night of awesome tunes, where no one can hear you sing :)

Channel 1 - TBC
Channel 2 - TBC
Channel 3 - Dance Throwback with DJ en-le Frith

09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Theme Family Funday

Show arena opens at 9am for Trade and Caterers. Get your fancy dress out and join us for a family friendly day in the Derbyshire Hills. Buz Beats radio will be live throughout the day.

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Kids Zone
Location: Main Marquee

Loads of activities throughout the day for your young ones to dip in and out of (all free).

Circus Skills
Kids entertainer
Derbyshire Rocks
Graffiti my Dub

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Dog Show
Location: Outside the Buz Beats Marquee

Get ready to show off your furry friends, numerous categories to get entered in.

Sponsored by (TBC)

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Flowers in the Rain
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Set 1

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Flowers in the rain
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Set 2

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Phil Watkins
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Acoustic Guitarist Phil will be back for the 3rd? 4th? time :)

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Warren Ireland
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Singer/Songwriter Warren will amaze with his guitar and loop pedal skills.

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Family Quiz & Bingo.
Location: Outside Buz Beats Marquee

Get your Vee Dub Family gathered to face off against the rest of the campsite to find our smartest dubbers. Also test your music knowledge with our sing a long bingo.

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Kids Disco
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Tunes to keep the kids busy/happy.

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Dan Aspinall
Location: Main Marquee

Show favourite Dan is back to start your night off.

08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Aups
Location: Main Marquee

Buxton band The Aups bring their own brand of original and cover songs to get the party going.

10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Silent Disco
Location: Main Marquee

Join us for another night of awesome tunes, where no one can hear you sing :)

Channel 1 - TBC
Channel 2 - TBC
Channel 3 - TBC

09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Show, Shine & Bank holiday bonus.

Our final day of festivities, Catering and Trade open from 9am. The show and shine event starts on Sunday morning 10 am, please be parked by 9am, judged by DKO Action Imagery.

Entertainment closes at midnight.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Show and Shine
Location: Trade Village.

£2 to enter. All proceeds to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

Categories for the best! (Subject to change)
Split Screen
Best Home Made VW
Rat Look (Van/Car)
Daily Driver

The winner of each category will get a trophy.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Show and Shine Results
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Join us to hand out the trophies to the weekends best vehicles.

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Family Quiz and Party
Location: Buz Beats Marquee & Catering Zone

Dubber Dubber in the field, who's the smartest of them all :)

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Open Mic & Karaoke
Location: Buz Beats Marquee

Give yourself a go on a stage using professional Equipment, come on you know you want to :)

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
P45 SKA Band
Location: Marquee

P45 started life on the cover band circuit of Essex and all of London’s pub and club scene.
P45 have enjoyed massive gigs supporting Bruce Foxton’s FROM THE JAM at the Brighton Centre & Concorde 2. They have also supported BAD MANNERS, LEE THOMPSON’S SKA ORCHESTRA, MADNESS, SIMPLY RED, THE BEAT, THE SELECTER, CHAS & DAVE, THE COCKNEY REJECTS, MADNESS, SIMPLY RED to name but a few.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Marquee

The last night disco, maybe silent, maybe not.

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Katy Higham
Location: Buz Beats Marquee
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Show Close

Traders are not obliged to be open on this extra day and the site closes at 2pm. Have a safe journey home.

Catering for 2023 now sold out!

Beer Buz

Beer Buz

Our flagship is our Theme Bar a VW Mobile Bar which is the ideal mobile festival bar! Serving Real Cask Beer, Draft Chilled Lagers and Ciders.

PizzaPi Mobile Catering

PizzaPi Mobile Catering

PizzaPi Mobile catering is a trailer mounted wood fired pizza oven. Our pizza dough is proven for 24 hours and our pizza's are freshly made to order.

The Scran Van

The Scran Van

Breakfasts, locally made burgers, steak and chips!



Our purpose built Dub Trailer from which we serve Jacket Potatoes and Toasties with tasty fillings.

Ruby Murray

Ruby Murray

Back Again - The nations favourite, Curry!! With Rice or Chips or in a Wrap.


On the Pulse - Vegan Catering

Mouth watering Vegan meals from our catering trailer. Food with incredible exciting flavour profiles you will want again and again!

The Splitscreen Coffee Co.

The Splitscreen Coffee Co.

Our beautiful bus May and our team of skilled baristas take to the streets at local events and festivals to bring you the perfect cup of coffee. We work with the best coffee beans, which have been roasted to perfection locally.

Pomeroy Dairy - Ice Cream

Pomeroy Dairy - Ice Cream

Since 2017, we have been producing artisan ice cream, made using whole milk from our own dairy cows here on the farm. We produce a wide range of ice cream flavours, over our Classic and Luxury ranges.

VW Crepes

VW Crepes

Years of experience producing Sweet & Savoury crepes at VW Festivals & Shows, Food markets & events. Our new airstream style trailer means we can now also offer waffles and donuts.

Trade Stalls for 2023 provisionally sold out!

A2B Conversions

Auto Jumble

Barnfind Clothing


Buxton Stickers

Campervans en-le Frith

Campervan Goodies

Cookie Cartoonery

Daft Monkey Designs

Dinky Dubs

Doodle crafts


Gee's Wax Melts


Katiki Tie Dye Workshops

Knights Hoard

Mythical Goods


Razzle Dazzled

Simply Natural Treats

Starlight Balloons

The Crafty Hoarder

Tres Jolie


Woodstock Creations