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. The shuttle bus will operate approximately every 15 minutes between the festival site and city centre (and to/from the station on Friday and by request at other times). Buses will run at the following times: Friday 14.00 to 00.30 ; Saturday 09.30 to 00.30 ; Sunday 10.00 to 23.00 If programming your SatNav, the postcode is CB6 2SH.

Booked for 2019

Nancy Kerr
Martin Carthy
Melrose Quartet
Gerry Colvin Band
Two Coats Colder

Cara Dillon

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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. The shuttle bus will operate between the festival site and city centre approximately every 15 minutes (and to/from the station on Friday and by request at other times). Buses will run at the following times: Friday 14.00 to 00.30 ; Saturday 09.30 to 00.30 ; Sunday 10.00 to 23.00. Train timetables are available here https://www.thetrainline.com/

GoCarShare

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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