The festival is back for 2022!

We’re very excited to be able to deliver the festival again, and to bring amazing acts and a great atmosphere right into the heart of the city.

You’ll see all of the names we’ve announced at the bottom of the home page, and you can find out more about them on the Artists Page. The programme, and events are on the Events Page.

This year we’re back on the Market Place, in a tented structure, where you’ll find The Mick Peat Stage (named in honour of our greatly missed friend, colleague and founder) Alongside the concerts in the marquee all weekend, we’ll be back in Derby Cathedral on the Saturday, and have other events in The Old Bell Hotel all weekend.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the festival over the years. We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to our 16th edition.


Sound of the Sirens

Lady Nade

Lucy Ward

Winter Wilson

Treacle City Dance Band


Spiers and Boden

The Pitmen Poets

Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell

Granny’s Attic

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

The Carrivick Sisters

Janice Burns & Jon Doran

Old Sea Legs

Marc Block


Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Jez Lowe


Baggaley & Varnam

Robb Johnson

Janice Burns & Jon Doran

Old Sea Legs


Always in our hearts and minds – Mick Peat (1940 – 2021)

Mick Peat - 1940 to 2021

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The festival is produced by Derby LIVE

Part of Derby City Council

in association with

Bob On Arts

Derby Folk Festival is proud to be a Member of

The Association of Festival Organisers