Part of Derby Folk Festival 2018

Gary Stewart's Graceland + Zulu Tradition

City Marquee, Market Place

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Thu 4 Oct

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

Led by the legendary Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart (Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social) and backed his incredible 7-piece band, this spectacular group of musicians come together to recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album in all its glory.

Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life in front of you with no detail spared; from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves – if you’re lucky!

Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you’re basking under the hot summer sun in Zimbabwe.

Kicking the evening off, and setting the mood for the night will be the amazing Zulu Tradition. From KwaZulu Natal to the world's stage, rekindling the spark of Zulu culture and heritage through traditional drama, song and dance.

You can add tickets to this concert on Thursday to your Derby Folk Festival Weekend ticket for just £10. Once you have logged in with your account after you have purchased the weekend ticket, the discount will apply automatically.  


Gary Stewart & his band masterfully recreated not just the sound of Paul Simon's Graceland album but also the energy and soul that makes the original recording such a huge joy to listen to. An ambitious and wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance. '  Joe Rusby – Underneath the Stars Festival