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An image of a busy street with music and dance at Derby Folk Festival
An image of a music session at Derby Folk Festival

We’ll have a fantastic range of free fringe events, with music and dancing available alongside the main ticketed festival.

Please keep checking back for more information…

Friends and Supporters

We’re very lucky to have the support, and input, from a number of Derby organisations…

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Cathedral Quarter Derby

We have great support from the whole team at Cathedral Quarter Derby. They help us every year through sponsorship, social media, event assistance, ranger assistance, and encouragement

Visit their website: Cathedral Quarter Derby

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Folk 3D

Dance curators, ceilidh organisers, flyer-flower makers – and so much more… they’re wonderful people all round. They get involved with many aspects of the festival, and in events such as Derby’s St George’s Celebrations.

This year, they are looking after the amazing Flyer Flowers again, and also running a slightly different version of the John Birmingham Cup!

You can find more details about how to get involved with this on the JB Cup page

Visit their website: Folk 3D

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Furthest From The Sea

Our great friends, and supporters of many artistic adventures in the city, are once again going to be looking after many of the fringe music activities. Look out for lots of things that they get involved in, throughout the year, and show them some love!

Visit their website:

Village Folk

A fantastic group of people who have become great friends and supporters of the festival. They’re a non-profit making live music organisation specialising in the very best of Folk and Acoustic Roots music – and their gigs are always top notch!

Visit their website: