About

2021 sees the 15th edition of Derby Folk Festival 2020.

We began in 2007, as Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival, changing the name to Derby Folk Festival in 2010. We’ve been bringing amazing artists to the city since the very beginning!

We started out in the Assembly Rooms, expanding to include The Guildhall Theatre with some fantastic shows. Following the Assembly Rooms’ fire in 2014, we moved into a marquee on the Market Place, and beyond! We’ve had concerts in The Old Bell Hotel, Derby Cathedral, and in various city centre locations.

With the effects of the Covid-19 Lockdown, we’ve taken the decision to cancel the physical festival for 2020, but we had a weekend of great music and events, even though we had to move online!

Derby Folk Festival is produced by Derby LIVE