Derby Folk Festival: We are very proud of what we’ve achieved over recent years, and know that you’ll love the event whether you are a regular or first time visitor.
All events take place right in the heart of Derby, with all concerts and much more inside the Assembly Rooms – so even though we’ve booked the sunshine, there is no need to worry about the October weather!
It's a fantastic mix of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, kids entertainment, dance displays, craft fairs and, of course, a real ale bar!
Past headliners have included Waterson:Carthy, Bellowhead, Edward II, Oysterband, Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman; and 2008 saw the premier production of “Waltzers and Wonders – The Wakes is in Town” by the Ram Company.
2017 will be the 11th year that we’ve held the festival right in the centre of Derby, and we’re really pleased with all we have achieved. We have a great location, fabulous acts, and a super-friendly atmosphere… we’d love you to come and join us!