Derby Folk Festival presents

Derby Folk Festival 2021 - Weekend ticket

The Market Place

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Oct 2021

Tickets: £90 More price information

Please exchange your tickets for wristbands at the festival 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

Derby Folk Festival is delighted to return to the live stage in 2021 in the heart of the city centre.

Last year’s event was hosted at home as live concerts could not go ahead due to the pandemic. Instead, online performances especially recorded for the festival by Derby LIVE’s technical team, drew audiences from around the world, along with an extensive Festival Fringe on Facebook.

Now many of the artists who had planned to be in Derby last year are preparing to return in the autumn, optimistic that live shows can once more draw Folk enthusiasts back into the city. 

Now in its 15th year this will be the chance to get together again and it's going to be extra special this time.

A number of artists who were due to perform in 2020, but were unable to be part of the ‘At Home’ event, will be returning for 2021, along with past favourites and familiar faces who will once again be able to play with a full band.

Highlights include: 

  • Home Service

  • O'Hooley & Tidow

  • Kitty Macfarlane

  • India Electric Co

  • Bob Fox

  • Melrose Quartet

  • Jim Moray

  • Ninebarrow

  • Winter Wilson

  • Narthen

  • Road Not Taken

  • Flats & Sharps

  • Ranagri

  • Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews

  • Intarsia

  • Steve & Julie Wigley

  • Ellie Gowers

The Mick Peat Stage will be the scene of a special tribute concert on Saturday, which will include the presentation of the first Mick Peat Drystone Bursary. The Mick Peat Stage will be the Market Place marquee, keeping the festival embedded in the city centre; Derby Cathedral will host concerts during Saturday, and The Old Bell Hotel will be a hub of activity with fringe events and more.

See early bird price and prize draw details under offers!

Derby Folk Festival website

Dates & Tickets

Derby Folk Festival 2021 - Weekend ticket

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Oct 2021


Prices & Offers


Concessions: £25

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click Buy Tickets to see what concessions are available for this event, and for more price information and availability. Children 12 months and over require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Proof of entitlement to concession may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the event.

Early bird ends 30 Jun

Book your weekend tickets before 30 June to take advantage of the early bird offer of £85 for adults, and £200 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) and be entered into a prize draw, to be drawn on 1 July, with a chance to win a refund on one standard ticket plus a mystery bundle of festival goodies! Terms and Conditions apply. One entry per customer.