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The 31st Ely Folk Festival

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 weekend or day out.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the 1816 Littleport Riots, an important local historic event, the festival has commissioned a new piece of work combining narrative & music called Bread or Blood which will be performed at the festival.

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Fun for younger guests at Ely Folk Festival

Rose Laidler photo 2   Bug safaris, story-telling, craft & story workshops, kids parade, more


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Artists booked for the 2016 festival

(full list on line-up page)


Blackbeard’s Tea Party
The Young ‘uns
Monster Ceilidh Band
Tom Figgins
Georgia Lewis & Friends


Edward II
Martin Simpson
Heidi Talbot
Chris & Kellie While*
Other Roads*
Rusty Shackle
Wizz Jones
Fred’s House*
* Will also perform on Sunday


Dougie MacLean
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Ange Hardy
Keith Donnelly
David Savage
'Bread or Blood'
Lodi Pickins
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