Fairport Convention and The Young 'Uns at Derby Folk Festival

Leading folk artists will be descending on Derbyshire for an annual celebration of the music form.

Wednesday, 28th September 2016, 6:00 am
The Young'uns on stage
The Young'uns on stage

The tenth Derby Folk Festival gets underway this weekend in the Guildhall Theatre, Old Bell Hotel, Derby Cathedral and a marquee in the city’s Market Square.

Top names among the 40-strong line-up of acts are The Demon Barbers XL, Fairport Convention and John McCusker who headline from Friday to Sunday respectively.

Performers include three acts who were successful at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: The Young ‘Uns, Sam Kelly and Andy Cutting.

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The festival will also include a host of free fringe events, dance acts, singalong and songwriting sessions, as well as an arts and crafts fair.

Weekend tickets cost £80 (adult), £48 (student), £20 (under 16) or £180 (family). Day tickets are available. To book call 01332 255800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk

For more details on the event, visit www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk