Thank you for visiting the website for Derby Folk Festival, and to those who came along in 2012, for your terrific support!
2013 FESTIVAL DATES: FRIDAY 4 – SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2013
We are very proud of what we’ve achieved over recent years, and know that you’ll love the event whether you are a regular or first time visitor. All events take place right in the heart of Derby, with all concerts and much more inside the Assembly Rooms – so even though we’ve booked the sunshine, there is no need to worry about the October weather!
We’re very proud to have a wonderful friend, and fabulously talented writer, actor, singer, musician (and more!) – John Tams – as festival patron. Here is a very special introduction and welcome from him…
“On behalf of Derby LIVE and PR Promotions may I welcome old friends and new to Derby Folk Festival. I’m sure many of you will know that Derby is a vital hub for folk and acoustic music earning national respect over many decades for the quality of its singers, writers, dancers and musicians. Let us celebrate together again the rich tapestry of talent from near and also from far.
It is my honour, as Festival Patron, to welcome you, in the certain knowledge that what lies ahead is a weekend of the finest music in the company of fellow travellers and good companions. There’s one rule and it remains the same – have a good time, you deserve it!”
John Tams (Hon. DUniv)