Hot August Night 2024 - Groovy gig will raise money for Derby community projects

Hot August Night Mickleover Derby is a tribute festival whose fundraising endeavours aim to help the people of DerbyHot August Night Mickleover Derby is a tribute festival whose fundraising endeavours aim to help the people of Derby
Hot August Night Mickleover Derby is a tribute festival whose fundraising endeavours aim to help the people of Derby
Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity are ‘thrilled’ by the support

A music festival that is one of the summer’s key events in Derby is set to benefit the local community.

Hot August Night, the annual tribute act festival held in Mickleover, Derby, has announced a new charity partnership for its 2024 event.

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Scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 4, 2024, at Mickleover Sports Club, this year's festival promises an unforgettable line-up of tribute acts including Abba, Elton John, Jersey Boys, Take That, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, and The Stolen Fridays.

Since its inception in 2017, Hot August Night has been a community-driven, family-friendly event organised by the teams at Mickleover Sports, Our Mickleover, and RS Events.

Over the years, the festival has supported grassroots and junior football at Mickleover Sports FC and contributed to causes meaningful to the local community, including projects led by David Lewis, Chairman of Our Mickleover.

Donations supporting local community

Donations from Hot August Night have supported various community projects.

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These include the construction of a sensory garden at Silverhill Primary School and a polytunnel at Murray Park School, benefiting alternative learning provision.

For the first time in its history, Hot August Night has announced a formal charity partnership for 2024.

Rachael Stevenson of RS Events said: "Each year, we team up with a local charity to support their incredible work and raise vital funds.

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“This opportunity will always be for the benefit of a community charity, providing them with a platform which attracts 3,500 attendees."

The festival has named Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity as its official charity partner for 2024, with Don Amott, Chairman of Mickleover Sports FC, as a lifelong supporter.

Jill Matthews, Chief Officer at Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, expressing her gratitude, said: "We're thrilled to have been chosen as the named charity for this summer's Hot August Nights festival in Mickleover.

“Events like these enable us to connect with our local communities and talk about the significant impact donations have on the lives of both hospital staff and patients."

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In addition to fundraising on the event day, attendees can also contribute by purchasing tickets online via Ticket Source and choosing to add a donation to Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity from as little as £1.00.

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Attendees of Hot August Night will also have the opportunity to meet and support Vic Handley, a passionate Derby man who, at age 70, plans to row the Atlantic single-handedly from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.

His row will benefit local charities including Enthusiasm Trust, Derby County Community Trust, Derbyshire Mind, and Umbrella. Vic's boat, 'City of Derby UK,' will be on display at Hot August Night.

More information about Hot August Night and ticket purchases can be found here.

Address for Hot August Night: Mickleover Football Club, Derby, DE3 9FB

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