Welcome to Derby Folk Festival!

The Festival will take place – Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

2016 will be the 10th year that we’ve held the festival right in the centre of Derby, and we’re really pleased with all we have achieved. We have a great location, fabulous acts, and a super-friendly atmosphere… we’d love you to come and join us!

Have a look around the site – Artists are listed on the ARTISTS pages, the various concerts and events are on the PROGRAMME pages, and you’ll find our latest stories about the artists and other festival announcements in the NEWS section.

You can see the festival flyer, which is a handy way to see what is on offer here – FESTIVAL FLYER – and we’d love it if you bought a festival programme over the weekend!

For an idea of what people have been saying about the 2015 event on social media, have a look at our Storify Feed :

Derby Folk Festival Storify Feed

For more news and update, please visit our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed, or have a look at the Derby LIVE page.

Some of the events on offer

  • Fringe: Craft Fair (Market Place)

    , , 10am — 5pm

    FREE ENTRY – even without a festival ticket. Throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be an Arts and Crafts Fair on the Market Place featuring a whole range of fantastic goods.  These events take place at various times through the year in Derby, and we’re really pleased that the organisers have come on board […]

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  • Folk Reflections (1)

    5pm — 6pm

    Take a trip with Sinfonia Viva and re-imagine folk music in a melodious and eclectic journey for the soul. The concert will be performed twice, with the first concert being free to Weekend Ticket Holders. Anyone with other / no festival tickets, can attend either performance for a separate charge of £10. First Performance 5pm – […]

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  • Friday Night Marquee

    7pm — 10:45pm

    We kick things off in the Market Place with a fantastic concert featuring artists who we absolutely love… some who’ve been on the scene for many years, and some in the early stages of their career. 19:00 – Alma 20:00 – Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys 21:30 – Fairport Convention

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