Derby LIVE & PR Promotions

Derby Folk Festival 2018

City Marquee, Market Place

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Fri 5 - Sun 7 Oct 2018

All tickets MUST be exchanged for wristbands at The Guildhall Theatre Box Office

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

About the event

This will be the 12th year that we’ve held the festival right in the centre of Derby, and we’re really pleased with the way the festival has become embedded in the city's events calendar. We have a great location, right in the centre of the country, fabulous acts, and a super-friendly atmosphere. If you've not been before then we'd love you to come and join us.

The festival takes place from Fri 5 to Sun 7 Oct 2018. View the full programme and more about the artists at the Derby Folk Festival website

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band ◊ Lucy Ward Band ◊ Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys ◊ John Tams & Barry Coope Daoiri Farrell Trio Melrose Quartet Lady Maisery Oka Vanga ◊ Ninebarrow ◊ Sally Barker & Brooks Williams ◊ Winter:Wilson ◊ Steve Tilston & Hugh Bradley ◊ Midnight Skyracer Gary Stewart’s Graceland ◊ Kim Lowings & The Greenwood ◊ The Willows Tom Mcconville Band ◊ Cupola ◊ Zulu Tradition ◊ Harri Endersby The Carrivick Sisters ◊ Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar ◊ Jack Rutter Dan Mckinnon ◊ Heartless Tarts ◊ Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham Louise Jordan ◊ Seas Of Mirth ◊ Dancecupola ◊ Lester Simpson ◊ Sinfonia Viva

We’ve added an extra day to the festival to bring in a special concert, on Thu 4 Oct. You can extend your weekend festival ticket by adding Gary Stewart’s Graceland + Zulu Tradition for just £10 (the standard price is £16).

Weekend and Friday evening ticket holders can also attend Sinfonia Viva: Forever Folk.

Events will run around the Cathedral Quarter. Visit our Food and Drink page for Folk Festival offers.

Early Bird weekend prices apply up to 31 July, and prices will be even lower than shown – discounts will appear once tickets are updated in your basket.

Prices & Offers

£90 - £26

Concessions: £50 - £10

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.


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