6 - 7- 8 October

Derby comes alive to its heritage in music, dance and song, bursting from the City centre with over 130 performers taking part in the festival.

The past two years have sold out, so it is well worth booking your tickets soon and taking advantage of the reduced Early Bird Ticket prices.

Box Office 01332 255800 or  

Derby Folk Festival is ranked as one of the best UK Weekend Festivals;  now in its 11th year with an unrivalled guest list.  

The festival promises a fantastic weekend of some of the best music from the national folk scene.  

Top award winners, established singers and musicians, young up-and-coming, colourful dance displays and special events within the festival.

It’s too good to miss! 



Show of Hands

False Lights

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Coope Boyes & Simpson

Bob Fox


Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

Martin Simpson

O’Hooley & Tidow

The James Brothers

The Rheingans Sisters

The Hut People

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Winter : Wilson

Ange Hardy

Kim Lowings & the Greenwood

Rusty Shackle

Lester Simpson


Marc Block

Swamp Trash

Robyn Wallis Johnson

Travelling People


Coope Boyes & Simpson - their final festival concert with a host of special guests

Our Festival Patron, John Tams, presents Bob Fox with 

A Garland for Joey, followed by the War Horse Songbook, followed by songs from the great show and the Derby launch of the new War Horse CD

Martin Simpson - the launch of his new CD on Topic Records.  This concert will feature many songs from this long awaited album.

The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray - the songs of Jake Thackray come to life when performed by John Watterson.  John‘s tribute to Jake is full of warmth and humour that you would expect from a life-long fan.

Dance displays from many of our traditional British dance teams Saturday and Sunday throughout the city.

Parking within a 5 min walk away

Loads of accommodation close by go to places to stay in Derby.

All events, except dance displays, will be in the City Marquee, Guildhall Theatre, Derby Cathedral, and the Old Bell Sadler Gate, all in the Cathedral Quarter, in the centre of Derby.  No wellies required!

Caravans and Campers welcome must be self sufficient as there are no facilities on site.  Booking essential ‘phone Patrick on 07985 655531

For further information give us a ring 01773 853428

We look forward to your company.



More information and booking details

For more details and booking please phone the Ticket Hotline

01773 853428

Payments by Credit Card or Cheque made payable to PR Promotions and send to PO Box 200, BELPER, Derbyshire DE56 2ZL