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Derby Folk Festival

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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 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.


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 Mich 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 Roberts & Sean Lakeman – The Mick Peat Stage

For the most up to date schedule, including timings, visit the Derby Folk Festival website.

Derby Folk Festival Website

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