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Frequently Asked Questions


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What time do the buses run from?

A free bus service will operate between the festival site, town centre and railway station from 2pm on Friday.

I was just wondering if there are any rules re bottles / cans of alcohol at the festival
Who qualifies for the concession price tickets?
Do you provide any concessions for students?
Do you need any Stewards and what do they do?
Can I bring my dog?
Could you tell me if the Marquees and other venues are seated. I am a pensioner and can’t stand for long.
Can we bring our own fold up chairs into the Marquees?
What time is the first concert on Friday evening?
When can we sign up to play in the Club Tent?
Can I sign up now to do a short ‘slot’ in the club tent?
Is there any disabled parking on site for the Ely folk festival?
What time do concert performances at Ely Folk Festival start and finish?
Can I take photographs during the performances?
How far is the site from the town centre?
I’m arriving by train, how do I get to the festival site?
What time can we arrive to pitch tents?
Is parking alongside camping pitches? As we are bringing our dog we prefer this so he can be left in the vehicle if need be during the evening.
Can we use our camper van? It appears that only tents and caravans are acceptable.
We have a pitch booked for our caravan for the Ely Festival. Are we able to put an awning up?
Can you let me know please when we need to leave the camping site by on the Monday

A selection of the great acts booked for the 2017 festival. Check out our Line-up page for the full list




Seth Lakeman
The Spooky Men's Chorale
Sam Kelly Trio
The Elephant Sessions
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
O'Hooley & Tidow
Reg Meuross
Topette!!
Jennifer Crook
Elvis Fontenot
TRADarrr
Brooks Williams
Flossie Malavialle
Hot Rock Pilgrims
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Georgia Lewis Band
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Bophouseblue
Urban Folk Theory
Causeway Ceili Band
Hans Theessink
























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