Derby Folk Festival 2022
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Derby Folk Festival 2022

Fri 30 Sep – Sun 2 Oct 2022

Location: City Marquee, Market Place

Tickets must be exchanged for wristbands at the festival box office

Standing Event

About the event

Derby Folk Festival is delighted to return to the live stage in 2022 in the heart of the city centre.

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.


Fri 30 Sep

From Pub to Pulpit – Derby Cathedral (separate event)

Treacle City Dance Band - The Old Bell Ball Room

Welcome Ceilidh – The old Bell Ball Room

Lucy Ward - The Mick Peat Stage

Lady Nade – The Mick Peat Stage

Sound of the Sirens - The Mick Peat Stage

Winter Wilson's Jukebox - The Old Bell Ball Room

Sat 1 Oct


Marc Block - Derby Cathedral

Fringe Music events – The Old Bell Ball Room


Old Sea Legs - The Mick Peat Stage

Granny's Attic - The Mick Peat Stage

The Carrivick Sisters - Derby Cathedral 

The Pitmen Poets - The Mick Peat Stage

Janice Burns & Jon Doran - Derby Cathedral 

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Derby Cathedral

Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell - The Mick Peat Stage

Spiers & Boden - The Mick Peat Stage

Sun 2 Oct

Janice Burns & Jon Doran - The Old Bell Ball Room

Nelly - The Mick Peat Stage

Baggaley & Varnam - The Old Bell Ball Room

Old Sea Legs - The Old Bell Ball Room

Jez Lowe - The Mick Peat Stage

Narthen - The Mick Peat Stage

Robb Johnson - The Old Bell Ball Room

Baggaley & Varnam - The Mick Peat Stage

Kathryn R & Sean L - The Mick Peat Stage

If you're joining us for Derby Folk Festival, we would recommend the Jurys Inn Hotel as this is close to all the action of the festival, but a full list of accommodations in the area can be found on the Visit Derby website.

During the festival, Quad, The Old Bell and Derby Meuseums will all have food available, as well as a wide range of eateries in the Cathedral Quarter. A full list of food and drink options can be found on the Visit Derby website. There will also be an onsite bar in the Marquee hosting the Mick Peat Stage.

Derby Folk Festival Website

Prices & Offers

£90 - £5

Concessions: £25 - £0

Click Buy Tickets to see what concessions are available for this event, and for more price information and availability. Children 12 months and over require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Proof of entitlement to concession may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the event.

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).

 Family ticket - Save £20 when you select two standard and two under 16 tickets.


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

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