FREE fringe events at Derby Folk Festival
Fri 26 Sep 2014
We’re only a week away from the eighth Derby Folk Festival taking place and everything is slowly falling into place – if you’re around the City Centre this time next week you’ll see the City Marquee up and taking over the Market Place! This years’ event has proved so popular that weekend tickets have completely sold out, and there’s a very limited amount of other day/evening tickets available.
Don’t worry though if you’ve not managed to get a ticket, as there are plenty of activities taking place around the City Centre that you don’t need a ticket for and are completely FREE! Come along over the weekend (Fri 3 – Sun 5 Oct) and get involved with the spirit of the festival.
Throughout the Sat and Sun there are a variety of dance displays taking place at various locations across the city centre. You can turn up at any time and watch as the dance groups take to the streets to perform. Below is a list of times the events will be on;
Market Place 10am 10:30am
Sadlergate 11:30am, 2:15pm 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
St. Peter’s St 11:30am, 3pm 11:45am, 1:15pm, 2:30pm
Cornmarket 10:30am, 1:30pm 11am, 12:30pm
East St 12:15pm, 3pm
St. Peter’s Cross 10:45am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm
As well as dance, there is also the Free Fringe stage where a variety of performers will take to the stage for small sets throughout Sat and Sun, a full list of performers can be found below;
Sat 4 Oct
12noon Sam Kelly Trio
1:15pm Steve Turner
2:15pm Sophie Revell
3:45pm Alice Macy
5pm Merry Hell (acoustic)
6:15pm Mather & Robinson
Sun 5 Oct
12noon Luke Whittemore
1:15pm Mather & Robinson
2:30pm Hannah Howe
3:30pm Red Ruff
4:15pm Tom Ash
5pm Treacle City Trio
6:15pm Lucy Ward (solo)
The Annual John Birmingham Cup will take place between 3:30pm – 5pm on Sat at the Old Bell Hotel Brewhouse, the competition to promote songwriters or unaccompanied songs in the folk tradition is always a favourite at the festival!
On Saturday evening there will be fabulous folk music in the relaxed atmosphere of The Book Café between 7pm – 10:30pm. But, if you fancy getting a bit more involved why not take part in the Flashmob Ceilidh? Taking place at 11am on Sat in the Market Place, it’s a great way to get a real feel of the festival!
There will also be a craft fair running throughout the whole of the festival in the Market Place, so why not come and take a look at the unique hand made goods on offer whilst taking in some of the music and dance on offer?
Craft Fair opening times;
Fri 12pm – 9:30pm
Sat 10am – 9:30pm
Sun 10am – 7pm
A leaflet with all the free festival events will be available throughout the weekend, as well as a map of the city centre, so come along and explore!