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FRI 29 SEP – SUN 1 OCT 2023

Derby Folk Weekend in words, with a ram's head image, and flowers.

We have a few changes for this year!

We’ll have concerts in The Old Bell Hotel Derby from Friday evening to Sunday evening, and these will be sold as a small number of “Weekend Tickets”, and then “Individual Concert Tickets” – giving people the opportunity to come to as little, or as much of the festival as they choose. Alongside this will be free music and dance on the streets of the Cathedral Quarter, allowing us to engage with not just those who are in the city for the festival, but those who might otherwise miss all of the fun we’ll be having!

Tickets are on sale from Tuesday 9th May – we can’t wait to see you!

Have a look at our News Post for a fuller explanation of where we are this year…

With seven fantastic concerts in The Old Bell Hotel, you can join us for the full weekend, or choose individual concerts to create your own music-filled festival. We’ll also have music and dance on the streets of the Cathedral Quarter.


Blair Dunlop


Frankie Archer
Jim Moray

Maddie Morris
Winter Wilson

The Magpies (Duo)


Old Spot
Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick

Trish & Mark Kerrison with
Fi Fraser
Katie Spencer

Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews

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

Mick Peat - 1940 to 2021

Derby Folk Weekend is produced by Derby Folk Partnership: Bob On Arts, FOLK3D, Furthest From The Sea

Hosted by our amazing friends at The Old Bell Hotel, Sponsored and supported by Cathedral Quarter Derby.

Supported by Derby LIVE / Derby City Council. Our Media Sponsor is RnR Magazine.

Derby Folk Festival is proud to be a Member of AFO

The Old Bell Hotel's logo
Derby Cathedral Quarter logo
Supported by Derby LIVE written into an image of a wax seal
The letters R N R - used as the logo for Rock n Reel Magazine
The Association of Festival Organisers' Member's Logo