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The 31st Ely Folk Festival

Welcome to Ely Folk Festival 2016. We’ve been working hard on putting together an eclectic line-up of well known folk acts and lesser-known musicians that we are sure will create a wonderful festival experience. Tickets will go on sale February 2016. In the meantime we’ll provide updates and news about the 2016 festival here.

Ely Folk Festival is a bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk acts around in an intimate and friendly environment. With on-site camping facilities, a real ale bar, lots of kids activities, morris dancing displays, ceilidhs, workshops and music sessions, the festival is a wonderful and great value weekend or day out.

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You'll notice that our website is in a state of flux! We're working on improving it at the moment so please bear with us. In the meantime, on the righthand side of this page is a list of the fantastic acts we've lined up for the 2016 festival to date. Those denoted with an asterisk will perform on both Saturday and Sunday. Further details about the line-up plus how to more


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Artists Booked so far for the 2016 festival

(subject to contract)


Blackbeard’s Tea Party
The Young ‘uns
Monster Ceilidh Band
Tom Figgins


Edward II
Martin Simpson
Heidi Talbot Band
Chris & Kellie While*
Other Roads*
Rusty Shackle
Wizz Jones
Fred’s House*
Twisted Routes


Dougie MacLean
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Ange Hardy
Keith Donnelly
Granny’s Attic
David Savage
Lodi Pickins
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