Derby Folk Festival presents

Derby Folk Festival Fringe Supporter Tickets

The Old Bell Hotel

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Sat 2 - Sun 3 Oct

Tickets: £5 More price information

Please refer to the Derby Folk Festival program for the fringe timetable.
Running Time: 11 hours - 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

This year’s Fringe events include music, dance, spoken word and more, and take place across both Saturday and Sunday.

Help support the ever-expanding fringe festival, with your ticket money going towards the costs of putting the events together.

Fringe Supporter Tickets

 Your Festival Fringe Supporter ticket will be exchanged for a wristband, and events will be held in the Ballroom of the Old Bell Hotel, on both Saturday and Sunday, and feature a range of artists,

Access to the Old Bell Ballroom events will be limited by capacity, so if a particular concert spot is full, you’ll still be able to get into the Market Place, or return for other events in the Old Bell.


Sat – music during the day from Kelsey Shaw, Arbrevyn, and then in the evening from The Sunflower Thieves; a spoken word show from Rob Stamper, and the annual heat of the John Birmingham Cup song competition.

Sun – will have music and dance throughout the day, including the wonderful Narthen, and then a great set from Old Sea Legs to close the whole festival.

The Derby Folk Festival Fringe

There will also be dance teams on the streets, and a laid-back festival atmosphere (with a bar!) in the Market Place alfresco area!

There’s our usual, and informal session too, which takes place in the Old Bell Tudor Bar (whenever you want to play or sing!)

Full programme coming soon


The fringe is supported and shaped by the amazing organisations Folk 3D, and Furthest From The Sea – both working with grassroots artists to develop and showcase talent.

Derby Folk Festival website

Dates & Tickets

Derby Folk Festival Fringe – Saturday Supporter

Sat 2 Oct 2021, 11:30am


Derby Folk Festival Fringe – Sunday Supporter

Sun 3 Oct 2021, 11:30am


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