Derby Folk Festival 2022

30/09/2022 - 02/10/2022, Various

Derby Folk Festival returns at the end of September with an impressive line-up that continues to prove that Derby is the place to be for all things folk.

This year, events will be taking place in fantastic venues including Derby Market Place, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral. The festival will also be working with the Museum of Making and QUAD on more activities.

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 AtticThe Carrivick SistersHannah Sanders & Ben SavageBob Fox & Billy Mitchell and more. There’s even a special performance of the fantastic show, The Pitmen PoetsSpiers & 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 LoweOld Sea LegsNarthen and more. The festival closes with special guests Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman.

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.

Weekend Tickets – giving you access to all concerts on the Mick Peat Stage from 6pm Fri 30 Sep to Sun 2 Oct, all shows in Derby Cathedral on Sat 1 Oct, plus more events yet to be announced – cost £90 for an adult, £25 for a child (aged 5 to 16), and £210 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). Under 5s go free.

Book your weekend tickets before 31 Jul to take advantage of the early bird offer of £85 for adults, and £200 for a family ticket (child tickets are the same price), plus entry into a prize draw, to be drawn on 1 July, with the chance to win a refund on your ticket plus a mystery bundle of festival goodies!

Tickets for From Pub to Pulpit can be added to the weekend ticket for £5 (full price £15).

Tickets are now on sale online at or from our Sales and Information Centre, which can be contacted by phone on 01332 255800.

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