The eleventh Derby Folk Festival has proven to be the most successful yet. It reached more people than ever before, with record ticket sales for the event co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Productions. Visitors came from across the country including Exeter, Leeds, Chester and Oxford demonstrating the benefits of continuing to make derby a vibrant place to visit.

Saturday night headlinerscame to the festival in the middle of their “Cathedral Tour”, and were on fine form. Powerful songs, and wonderful musicianship from the ever popular trio saw the City Marquee full to capacity. False Lights made sure that the eleventh Derby Folk Festival closed in fantastic fashion, as they gave a full-on folk rock performance, previewing new songs from their forthcoming album. As ever, the festival closed with the sounds of patron John Tams’ Rolling Home being sung by the festival team and friends as False Lights took their bows.

The eleventh Derby Folk Festival was supported by several key partners including Cathedral Quarter Derby, St Peters Quarter Derby, Visit Derby and Thornbridge Brewery which helped make the festival such a great event. Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that the twelfth Derby Folk Festival is scheduled to take place between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 October 2018.



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