They sing, they pick, they eat

They sing, they pick, they eat

Treat yourself to some food for the soul and join Lunch Special at Ely Folk Festival. Lunch Special is a London-based Country and Bluegrass band. Members Neala Hickey, Vivian Li, and Luca Serino have roots spreading across three continents. In 2016, the three met at a...
A taste of country

A taste of country

Lucy Grubb is a singer/songwriter from Norwich who will bring her own special blend of country music to Ely Folk Festival. With heartfelt lyrics and Country undertones, Lucy focuses on telling you the unadulterated truth about a girl who was born and raised in a town...
Enter our competitions

Enter our competitions

We have now launched our Band Competition and Youth Challenge Competition for 2019. We are keen to encourage to promote and give a festival performance platform to great new acts and talented young people in the area of folk and roots act. The prize is a performance...
Festival box office opens 1 February

Festival box office opens 1 February

Hurrah! After months of planning the 2019 festival, the box office is ready to open. The sunny days of July may seem a long way off, but what better antidote to the current cold spell than treating yourself to a ticket for Ely Folk Festival. Tickets are available for...
A taste of the salty sea

A taste of the salty sea

The Rogue Shanty Buoys are an energetic sea shanties group based in rural Suffolk with an unmistakably bold and original sound and an emphasis on tight harmonies, strong vocals and unfussy arrangements. They perform authentic Sea shanties and sea songs, whaling arias,...
Blue start to the new year

Blue start to the new year

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Recently Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville, performed on the Cayamo Cruise with Chris Stapleton, toured coast to coast...