Derby Folk Festival At Home
Just before lockdown began, Derby LIVE announced that the Derby Folk Festival would be back for October 2020 with many artists playing in multiple venues across the city. However, due to Covid-19 and the continued restrictions on staging events, the festival cannot go ahead as planned in a way which is safe for audiences, musicians and crew. Instead, Derby LIVE are excited to announce that they have worked with artists and partners to put together a digital version of this much loved festival - Derby Folk Festival At Home!
The online festival will take place on the same dates as the original event featuring concerts from many of the artists who were booked to appear in person in the city, including Barry Coope with Fi Fraser & Andy Cutting, Lucy Ward, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, Winter Wilson, and Kitty Macfarlane, and a host of other wonderful performers.
The concerts will be streamed in a curated series of four festival sessions, running for three hours each, with one on the Friday, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Alongside the concerts, there will be lots of other content, such as interviews and more to keep you entertained, as well as free Festival Fringe events taking place on the Derby Folk Festival Facebook page.
Tickets are priced at £12 per session, or you can buy a pass for all four sessions for just £36.
With your ticket, you will get access to the events as they are released during the festival, joining in with festival watchers nationwide, plus access for the following week too so that you are able to catch up, or re-watch the festival, at a time that suits you.
Derby Folk Festival At Home - Session 1 Fri 2 Oct 2020, 7pm The Last Inklings Rare Occasion Lucy Ward
Derby Folk Festival At Home - Session 2 Sat 3 Oct 2020, 2pm Old Sea Legs The Jellyman’s Daughter Kitty Macfarlane
Derby Folk Festival At Home - Session 3 Sat 3 Oct 2020, 7pm Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson Harri Endersby Barry Coope, Fi Fraser & Andy Cutting
Derby Folk Festival At Home - Session 4 Sun 4 Oct 2020, 2pm Chivalrous Crickets Winter Wilson Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Supporting the festival by buying a ticket will not only give you some fantastic music, filmed especially for you, to enjoy for a whole week, it will directly support the artists performing, and ensures that the festival is able to return to Derby city centre once again in 2021.
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