Award winning singer, Sir Elton John will be performing at an open-air concert in at Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s 3aaa County Ground on Sunday, June 4.
The concert is part of Sir Elton’s worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night Tour and will play to around 15,000 people. It will be the first time he has performed in Derby since 1979.
Derby City Council leader, Ranjit Banwait, said: “We’re delighted that Derbyshire County Cricket Club has secured a major concert here in Derby. Sir Elton John is a British icon and I hope many local people support the concert at The 3aaa County Ground in 2017.
“This is the kind of event that will continue to make Derby an economic powerhouse and will strengthen the city’s prosperity for years to come. It can make a positive impact to the local community, boosting the local economy and creating job opportunities for local people.”
The show will be Elton’s first in Derbyshire since 2012 and his first in the city since 1979.
Simon Storey, Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s chief executive, said: “Sir Elton John is one of the most recognised and decorated British artists of all time and we’re delighted to secure a tour date for Derby in 2017.
“As well as being an opportunity for the whole city to come together to welcome a music legend, the concert will attract thousands of people to the city with all the economic benefits that brings. It will be one of the biggest events we have ever hosted here at The 3aaa County Ground.
“It’s sure to be a highlight of Derby’s summer calendar and it’s the perfect curtain raiser to the ICC Women’s World Cup that comes to Derby later the same month.”
Derby City Council’s Cabinet approved a £2.4 million investment last year to fund a major redevelopment by Derbyshire County Cricket Club. The money allowed the creation of state-of-the-art facilities at the 3aaa County Ground.