Getting to the Festival
The festival site is a 5 minute car drive and a 20 minute walk from Ely city centre. A free shuttle bus connects the festival site, city centre and rail station over the festival weekend. If programming your SatNav, the postcode is CB6 2SH.
Arriving by Car – From the South
Follow the signs on the A10 for Ely, and then follow signs for Kings Lynn/Downham Market as you actually approach Ely – don’t go into the city centre. After the Little Chef roundabout (junction of A10/A142) continue along the A10 for approx half a mile until the next roundabout, and if you are camping on site turn left for Little Downham (the B1411).
After joining the Little Downham Road, you will see a Folk Festival sign on the left after about 50 yards. This is the entrance to the Golf Course & sports complex and includes the football club where the festival site is based. You will be met by festival stewards who will check your camping passes and direct you to your campsite area.
Arriving by Car – From the North
Follow signs for Cambridge on the A10. Once past Littleport continue for approx 5 miles along the by-pass until you come to a roundabout.
If you are camping on site take a right for Little Downham (the B1411) – don’t go into the city centre. After joining the Little Downham Road, you will see a Folk Festival sign on the left after about 50 yards. This is the entrance to the Golf Course & sports complex and includes the football club where the festival site is based. You will be met by festival stewards who will check your camping passes and direct you to your campsite area.
Arriving by Train
The festival shuttle bus will make regular trips between the festival site, city centre and train station. Train timetables are available here https://www.thetrainline.com/
For those of you who can’t make it by bus, or who are coming from further afield, there is a solution… goCarShare. Car sharing will allow you to find fun people to share the journey with whilst sharing the cost of travel and minimising the effect on the environment.
The process is simple … you log in via facebook; if you are planning on driving, just post a car share request to Ely with any specifics such as the contribution you need for petrol, and then sit back and wait for someone to contact you about sharing a lift.
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A selection of the great acts booked for the 2017 festival
The Spooky Men's Chorale
Sam Kelly Trio
The Elephant Sessions
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
O'Hooley & Tidow
Hot Rock Pilgrims
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Georgia Lewis Band
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Urban Folk Theory
Causeway Ceili Band