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Derby Folk Festival 2023, Derby, UK

29 September 2023 - 1 October 2023

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This autumn will see Derby buzz with the Derby Folk Festival held in the city centre.

Held from 29 September to 1 October, the festival will include a host of folk musicians. The festival is produced by Derby Folk Partnership  and supported by Derby LIVE / Derby City Council.

The festival started in 2007 in the Assembly Rooms, when it was dubbed the Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival. It changed its name in 2010. In the past the festival has held concerts in Derby Cathedral and The Guildhall Theatre.

Derby Folk Festival Programme

This year will see Old Spot, Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick, Trish & Mark Kerrison with Fi Fraser, Katie Spencer, Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews, Tarren, Frankie Archer, Jim Moray, Maddie Morris, Winter Wilson, Threaded, The Magpies, Blair Dunlop and Leveret performing

Details of all bands can be found here, or via the official Facebook page.

Derby Folk Festival 2022
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Where is the Derby Folk Festival 2022?

The festival will be held in the Old Bell Pub, as well as on the streets around Derby Cathedral.

Derby Folk Festival Tickets

A weekend ticket costs £70, or you can purchase tickets for individual concerts. Tickets can be purchased here.

Derby Folk Festival
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When is it held?

29 September to 1 October.

Other Festivals in Derby

In addition to the Folk Festival, the city also has The Great Derbyshire Beer Festival in April and Derby Festé in September.

For more information on Derby

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29 September 2023
1 October 2023


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Mark Bibby Jackson

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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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