Derby Folk Festival 2021
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Derby Folk Festival 2021

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Oct 2021

Location: Derby Market Place

Please exchange your tickets for wristbands at the festival box office.

About the event

Derby Folk Festival is delighted to return to the live stage in 2021 in the heart of the city centre.

Last year’s event was hosted at home as live concerts could not go ahead due to the pandemic. Instead, online performances especially recorded for the festival by Derby LIVE’s technical team, drew audiences from around the world, along with an extensive Festival Fringe on Facebook.

Now many of the artists who had planned to be in Derby last year are preparing to return in the autumn, optimistic that live shows can once more draw Folk enthusiasts back into the city. 

Now in its 15th year this will be the chance to get together again and it's going to be extra special this time.

A number of artists who were due to perform in 2020, but were unable to be part of the ‘At Home’ event, will be returning for 2021, along with past favourites and familiar faces who will once again be able to play with a full band.



India Electric Co. and Kitty Macfarlane (Band) – The Mick Peat Stage


Steve & Julie Wigley and Melrose Quartet – The Mick Peat Stage

Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews and Bob Fox – Derby Cathedral

A Concert For Mick (Narthen & Guests) – The Mick Peat Stage

Ellie Gowers and Jim Moray – Derby Cathedral

Winter Wilson and Home Service – The Mick Peat Stage


Intarsia and Ranagri – The Mick Peat Stage

Road Not Taken and Flats & Sharps – The Mick Peat Stage

Ninebarrow and O’Hooley & Tidow – The Mick Peat Stage

The Mick Peat Stage will be the scene of a special tribute concert on Saturday, which will include the presentation of the first Mick Peat Drystone Bursary. The Mick Peat Stage will be the Market Place marquee, keeping the festival embedded in the city centre; Derby Cathedral will host concerts during Saturday, and The Old Bell Hotel will be a hub of activity with fringe events and more.


Please remember to exchange your festival and Fringe tickets for wristbands at the Folk Festival Box Office in the Derby Market Place Alfresco Dining Area.

Friday 6pm to 10.30pm for Weekend and Friday night ticket holders
Saturday 10am to 10.30pm for Weekend and Saturday ticket holders
Sunday 10am to 10pm for Weekend and Sunday ticket holders

If you have bought a Student or under 16 ticket, please bring along your ID. We accept NUS and valid Student photo ID cards, and orange coloured b-lines, passports and birth certificates as proof of age.

Derby Folk Festival website

Prices & Offers

£90 - £25

Concessions: £25 - £0

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Take advantage of one of the following great offers for this event.

Derby Folk Festival Early Bird Discount

Save £5.00 off the standard ticket price when you purchase your ticket by the 30th June 2021.
Offer applied at the basket screen.

Derby Folk Festival Family Ticket - EB Ticket

Derby Folk Festival Family Ticket - Early Bird Add two standard and two under 16s to your basket and save £30. Offer ends 30th June 2021.

The offer will be applied at the basket screen.

Derby Folk Festival Family Ticket

Derby Folk Festival Family TicketAdd two standard and two under 16s to your basket and save £20.

The offer will be applied at the basket screen.

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