DerbyFest 2020


It is with great regret that we are forced to postpone DerbyFest due to the Federal Governments banning of events with more than 500 people. The team are looking for dates later in the year and we will have more information to share once details come to hand. We would like to apologise and thank everyone for their support. Stayed tuned for more details and please note Derby remains open.

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UPDATE: Given the Prime Ministers announcement on event gatherings the team are working with our State Government counterparts to assess DerbyFest and the event programming within it. Safety is our number one priority and we will provide an update early next week once we know more. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.


The festivals aim is to celebrate the town of Derby and cement its reputation as one of the world’s great Mountain Biking destinations.

Dorset Council has teamed up with Shimano and the Tasmanian government to showcase regional produce, craft beer, wine and spirits with our amazing Mountain biking trails. The events team will create a unique festival experience by creating a hub of live music, food, drinks, entertainment and access to the latest MTB gear on the planet.

The Finer Details

When is it?

DerbyFest 2020 is on April 17th – 19th. The mountain biking in Derby is absolutely world class and April sees peak trail conditions on offer for the 140km trail network.

Limited festival and camping tickets will be released, so get in early to secure your place at DerbyFest 2020.

Camping Information

Sites are pre-purchased but not pre-allocated. There will be two camping areas designated for the festival.

Derby Park – SOLD OUT

Derby Cricket Ground (approx. 500m from the festival hub) – Previously self-contained campers only but due to high demand we have opened up additional space at the Cricket Ground.

A $30 camping pass will get you 1 site for the entire weekend.

Limited sites are available so if you are wanting to camp – get in quick!

Camping Site Plans

What's on offer?

We have an epic range of vendors and activities for everyone.

Check out the list below and for vendor profiles, click here.

Live music

Friday 17/47:00pm – 9:00pmLeigh Ratcliffe
Saturday 18/44:00 – 5:00 pmClinton Hutton
5:20 – 6:20 pmCommon Folk
6:40 - 7:40 pmTim & Scott
8:00 - 9:40 pm 1-4-U with special guest Matt Gower
Sunday 19/41:00 - 1:45pmMason Waller
2:00 -2:45pmTim Gambles
3:00 - 3:45pmDJ Navi
4:00 - 6:00pmPete Cornelieus

Shuttle Information

During the Saturday and Sunday Cascade Dam Road will become a dedicated shuttle road and be closed to all but pre-approved shuttle operators.

This will ensure we can get you up the hill as many times as your little legs can stand.

The following shuttle operators will be offering pre-booked and/or walk up shuttles throughout the festival weekend:

Evolution Biking

Vertigo MTB

Premium MTB Transfers

Tasmania MTB Tours -


Up, Down and Around

Tailored Trails

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DerbyFEST is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.


Find out all you need to know about DerbyFEST and what to expect.