Derby Folk Festival 2022

Derby Folk Festival ireturns this Autumn bringing amazing acts and a great atmosphere right into the heart of the city. After the sell-out success of last year’s festival, which saw visitors travel from around the UK and Ireland to attend the 15th Derby Folk Festival, this year’s impressive line-up continues to prove that The Old Bell Hotel and Derby in general is the place to be for all things folk.

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Tickets: £26.00 - £90.00

Date: Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October

Time: 17:00 until 00:00

Derby Folk Festival is back for 2022

 “This year’s list of artists continues our long tradition of mixing well known established acts with those who are newer to the scene. We’ve tried to reflect the wide range of genres from across the folk scene and really hope you’ll enjoy it as much we know we’re going to!”

Organiser Bob Rushton


A Fantastic Line-Up.

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

The festival will kick off on Friday on the Mick Peat Stage in the Market Place with performances from Lady Nade, and Sound of the Sirens – all introduced by festival patron, Lucy Ward. Saturday sees concerts in Derby Cathedral as well as the main marquee, and includes Granny’s Attic, The Carrivick Sisters, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell and more. There’s even a special performance of the fantastic show,The Pitmen Poets. Spiers & Boden will make a welcome return to the city as Saturday’s final act. Sunday kicks off with another show Nelly; a folk musical, about Nell Gwynne – along with Jez Lowe, Old Sea Legs, Narthen and more. The festival closes with special guests Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman.

A Unique & Vibrant Atmosphere.

“We are delighted to be welcoming back Derby Folk Festival for its 16th year. This hugely successful event attracts both residents and visitors from around the UK and beyond, right into the heart of Derby.

“This unique weekend provides a fantastic range of folk events with an ever-growing fan base. We’re particularly proud to be involved in this event, as it continues to go from strength to strength working with more cultural partners across the city.

“We look forward to Derby City Centre having that unique, vibrant atmosphere that only the Derby Folk Festival can bring.”

Councillor Ross McCristal – Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Leisure, Culture and Tourism.


Sound of Sirens

An Exciting New Addition.

This year’s festival will also see new addition of an exciting concert on Friday 30 Sep in Derby Cathedral. From Pub to Pulpit is a celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary, and includes music from Broomdasher, Coracle, and the Cathedral’s own choristers.

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