Programming of the Derby Folk Festival 2022


The countdown to Derby Folk Festival and a much-anticipated weekend celebration of all things folk is underway as they release their one-day tickets to give even more people the opportunity to experience the festival.

This year’s program includes Lady Nade, Arrows and Boden, Robb Johnson, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, Grandma’s attic, Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Jez Lowe, Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell, Narthen, The Carrivick sisters, The Pitmen Poets, Lucy Ward, Janice Burns and Jon Doran, The sound of sirens, Marc Bloc and more.

The Derby Folk Festival is back for its 16e year and will dance and sing to Derby Market Place, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral between From Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October. This year’s festival promises to be another great event, jam-packed with folkloric goodness for music lovers across the country.

They shared the following with us:

In association with Bob On Arts, we bring you the music of many talented folk artists throughout the weekend. Friday night will see Treacle Town Dance Group and winter wilson in the Old Bell Hotel while the capital of the Place du Marché (Le Mick Peat Stage) will have concerts by Lady Nade and The sound of sirens, – presented by the local festival sponsor, Lucy Ward. Friday afternoon will also see From pub to pulpit at Derby Cathedral; a celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 150e anniversary – tickets for this event can be purchased separately and cost just £5 when added to a weekend ticket, or £12 before July 31 with the early bird offer.

Giving you the weekend vibe on Saturday is Marc Bloc which will kick off the day, as well as our various Fringe music events in the Old Bell Ballroom. Later in the day, Old Sea Legs, Granny’s Attic, The Carrivick Sisters, The Pitmen Poets, Janice Burns & Jon Doran, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage and Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell go through the different stages. Saturday festivities will end with headliners Arrows and Boden on The Mick Peat Stage.

The last day of the festival, Sunday October 2 will see a second chance to see Janice Burns and Jon Doran; this time at The Old Bell Ball Room. The highly anticipated show about Nell Gwynne – “Nelly” with Robb Johnson and Winter Wilson will be presented on the Mick Peat Stage with Jez Lowe, Narthen and headliners Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. Elsewhere there will be a second chance to see Old Sea Feet, as good as Robb Johnson at the Old Bell Ballroom. Baggaley & Varnam will perform on both stages.

If you liked a particular day, we now offer you individual day tickets for the festival. Adult tickets cost £20 for Friday night or £40 for Saturday or Sunday. Concessions for Saturday and Sunday tickets are £20 for under 16s and under 5s are free. If we’ve enticed you to try out the whole festival, weekend tickets are also available for £85 until the end of July. Concessions are available with family tickets.

In addition to the early bird discount for customers who buy their Folk Festival weekend tickets before July 31, everyone who does will be entered into a raffle, with the winner getting a ticket price refund! These prices are automatically applied at checkout and will change to full price after July 31st. The early bird offer means weekend tickets are currently £85 for adults and family tickets are £200 – children’s tickets are the same price.

Tickets are now on sale online at or from our Sales and Information Centre, which can be contacted by telephone on 01332 255800 or visited in person at Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby.

The fringe events, supported by Cathedral Quarter, will spill onto the streets of the city in the form of many different song and dance artists. Times and further information, including the full program, will be released soon, so stay tuned. You can keep up to date with more details on or by the Derby LIVE and Derby Folk Festival social media channels. Be sure to let us know you’re coming by replying to our facebook event! We’ll see each other there.


Fri 30 Sep

From Pub to Pulpit – Derby Cathedral (separate event)

Treacle City Dance Band – The Old Bell Ballroom

Welcome Ceilidh – The Old Bell Ballroom

Lucy Ward – The Mick Peat Scene

Lady Nade – The Mick Peat Scene

The Sound of Sirens – The Mick Peat Stage

Winter Wilson’s Jukebox – The Old Bell Ballroom

Sat 1 Oct


Marc Block – Derby Cathedral

Fringe Music Events – The Old Bell Ballroom


Old Sea Legs – The Mick Peat Scene

Granny’s Attic – The Mich Peat Scene

The Carrivick Sisters – Derby Cathedral

The Pitmen Poets – The Mick Peat Stage

Janice Burns & Jon Doran – Derby Cathedral

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage – Derby Cathedral

Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell – The Mick Peat Scene

Spiers & Boden – The Mick Peat Stage

Sun Oct 2

Janice Burns & Jon Doran – The Old Bell Ballroom

Nelly – The Mick Peat Scene

Baggaley & Varnam – The Old Bell Ballroom

Old Sea Legacy – The Old Bell Ballroom

Jez Lowe – The Mick Peat Scene

Narthen – Mick Peat’s Scene

Robb Johnson – The Old Bell Ballroom

Baggaley & Varnam – The Mick Peat Stage

Kathryn R & Sean L – The Mick Peat Scene

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