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Weekend Tickets – FRIDAY 5– SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER 2018

Special Extra Concert – THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER 

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We love to hear your feedback, comments and suggestions.

2018 will be our 12th festival, and we’d love it if you could join us whether it will be your first visit, or you’ve been with us from the start.

We began in 2007 as Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival, changing the name to Derby Folk Festival in 2010.

For those who haven’t been before…

The festival is co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Promotions and use to take place throughout every bit of space that the Assembly Rooms had to offer. With that venue out of action, we had to move outside, putting the main concerts into The City Marquee on the Market Place. Other concerts will be happening in Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel on Sadler Gate and Derby Cathedral. Added into that will be Folk Club events, a full fringe music programme (with free concerts for everyone including non-ticket holders), sessions, dance displays, workshops, craft stalls and a great atmosphere throughout the weekend.

All of the venues are within Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, right in the heart of the city. Dance displays will take place within the streets of the Cathedral Quarter.

To find out more about Derby and the area’s fantastic events, places to eat, shop or stay, have a look at the Visit Derby website for lots more information.