Derby Folk Festival 2017


Derby Folk Festival

Welcome to Derby Folk Festival! The 2017 Festival will take place from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October 2017 – We really hope you’ll come and spend the weekend with us! Weekend tickets are on sale, and the early bird price is in place until 31st July – Get them here: Derby LIVE Ticket Page We had a fantastic time at the 2016 festival, and 2017 will be the 11th year that we’ve held the festival right in the centre of Derby. 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!

Location: MARKET PLACE, GUILDHALL THEATRE, DERBY CATHEDRAL, Derby City Centre, , Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3AH
Date: 06 Oct, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Tickets: Yes
Ticket Price: 80.00 GBP

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Contact Name: Derby City Council
Phone: 133241678999
Booking Phone: 1332123456
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2017 will be our 11th festival, and we’d love it if you could join us whether it will be your first visit, or you’ve been with us from the start.

We began in 2007 as Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival, changing the name to Derby Folk Festival in 2010.

For those who haven’t been before…

The festival is co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Promotions and use to take place throughout every bit of space that the Assembly Rooms had to offer. With that venue out of action, we had to move outside, putting the main concerts into The City Marquee on the Market Place. Other concerts will be happening in Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel on Sadler Gate and Derby Cathedral. Added into that will be Folk Club events, a full fringe music programme (with free concerts for everyone including non-ticket holders), sessions, dance displays, workshops, craft stalls and a great atmosphere throughout the weekend.

All of the venues are within Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, right in the heart of the city. Dance displays will take place within the streets of the Cathedral Quarter.

To find out more about Derby and the area’s fantastic events, places to eat, shop or stay, have a look at the Visit Derby website for lots more information.

Directions & Parking


For a bit of advance planning, we’ve plotted the venues, accommodation and some of the Fringe / related venues onto this Google Map.

Derby is centrally located in the UK – not particularly handy for making sandcastles on the beach, but absolutely perfect for getting to from any part of the country, whatever your mode of transport:

Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Assembly Rooms. The nearest car park is the multi-storey “Assembly Rooms” car park, adjacent to the Market Place, but this does become full very quickly, other car parks nearby include Chapel Street or Parksafe on Bold Lane, or alternatively there is attended parking just a few minutes walk away – call Patrick on 07985 655531 for information and to reserve a space.

If you are coming by car, you might want to consider Car Sharing to save money, fuel and the planet – as well as sharing the enjoyment of the journey!

Derby’s Railway Station is located just outside the city centre, with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby Train Station is just over one mile away from The Cathedral Quarter, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk following the signposts to City Centre.

East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from The Cathedral Quarter (which is the city centre where all the venues are) and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45 minute drive, providing extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.

Derby is a compact city and The Cathedral Quarter is the city centre with the Market Place and all venues within easy walking distance from the main shopping areas, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities.

Derby LIVE and its venues are on all major bus routes into the city. Contact Travel line on

0871 200 22 33 for more information on bus services within Derby.

Also, have a look at the Derby – Nottingham Metro Living page, for offers on bus travel

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