Welcome to Derby Folk Weekender 2019!

This year’s events will take place from


It’s nearly time for some great folk music, right in the heart of the city!

With this year presenting some challenges with venues and available space, we’ve had to look at a different offering. Whilst we can’t present the full festival that has grown over the years, we’ve put together what we think is a fantastic range of concerts; all as part of the Derby Folk Weekender. There are individual concerts in Derby Cathedral on Friday evening, and Saturday and concerts in The Old Bell Hotel on Friday evening, and through Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for the concerts in these two venues are available individually, as well as some multi-buy deals to allow you to make your own “mini-festival”!

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Alongside these concerts, we’ll be using the Guildhall Clubrooms for our usual, intimate “folk-club-rooms” concerts, and some great singing – and these will be open to anyone with any of the concert tickets (subject to available space).  We’ll have music sessions in The Old Bell’s Tudor Bar, and then fringe events on the Market Place with music, dancing, and the craft fair.

We really hope that you can join us, for either a full weekend of fabulous music, or even just a few concerts. This year’s format gives a range of opportunities to continue the fuller festival experience, or to pick and choose the individual concerts that you’d like to see.

We’ve been updating Artist and Programme pages, so if you haven’t already done so, please keep checking back on the website to see what’s changed!

For more news and updates, please visit our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed, where we’ll post all of the latest information – or for tickets, have a look at the Derby LIVE festival page.

Some of the events on offer

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