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Festival and stage screen

Large Indoor and Outdoor Events

If you are organising an event and intend to sell alcohol/refreshments or provide regulated entertainment then you may need to apply for a licence. Please see visit our Alcohol and Entertainment page.

Organisers of large indoor & outdoor events, festivals, shows

When organising large events within our district, organisers must have an Events Management Plan and follow Derbyshire County Council’s guidance document.

This includes:

  • Guide for Event Organisers
  • Event Management Plan Template & Guide
  • Event Medical Guidance
  • Event Risk Assessment Template
  • Fire Risk Assessment Template
  • Fire Safety Advice for Events
  • Carbon Monoxide Awareness Poster
  • Child Protection Policy Template

Noise considerations

The Council’s Environmental Protection Team advise that the below measures are followed when there is any amplified sound as part of your event, particularly if it is outdoors, to make sure the event runs smoothly and causes minimal impact to surrounding properties.

  • Try to position all speakers so they direct sound away from residential properties
  • Reduce the bass levels of the music being played
  • Ensure there is a competent person in charge of the overall sound levels and these can’t be altered by guests/customers
  • Avoid un-controlled amplified shouting or singing e.g. karaoke
  • Check noise levels around the boundary of the premise at various intervals throughout the event and where necessary ensure that adjustments are made to prevent nuisance being caused
  • Try to slow/quieten down the music towards the end of the event to encourage guests to leave in a calm manner
  • Advise guests where possible to have pre-arranged means of getting home