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That’s all for the 2018 festival folks…

That’s all for the 2018 festival folks…

Wow! What a weekend - bookended perfectly by our band competition winner Melody Causton and the fabulous Kathryn Tickell and The Lightening. The sun shone down on an amazing collection of musicians, entertainers and artists who played their hearts out. Thank you to...

Buying festival tickets

Buying festival tickets

The box office on the festival site is open on Saturday until 12.30am and on Sunday from midday until 11.30pm. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday still available. Saturday adult tickets are £43, kids aged 12-17 are £17; Sunday adult tickets are £42; kids aged 12-17 are...

Folk v. Football

Folk v. Football

A big weekend ahead - not only is it Ely Folk Festival 2018, but there are some significant football games taking place in Russia. But no need to choose between folk & footie. If England are in the final, we will have a TV in the festival bar in case you want to...

The stuff of nightmares!

The stuff of nightmares!

And dreams too hopefully! You can now download our kids activities programme KIds Programme[3825]. Make your littles ones happy and bring them to Ely Folk Festival. Kids under the age of 12 get in free if accompanied by a ticket=buying...

Vardy up front for England v France?

Vardy up front for England v France?

Fenland storytelling combo the Penland Phezants will be conjuring up the spirit of '66 as their Hereward the Wake tour comes to Ely Folk Festival on July 14th. That's 1066 and the English defeat at Hastings, folks, not the 1966 victory at Wembley, but there are...

Kids…Kids…Kids

Kids…Kids…Kids

We’re working up a bumper list of kids activities for the 2018 festival under the theme of Dreams & Nightmares; and for starters, how about Climb That Tree, the brand new musical show from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb. Join David on a musical...

Doing our bit about single use plastic

Doing our bit about single use plastic

I'm sure we've all seen the publicity in recent times about the drive to reduce single use plastics which is having a harmful effect on sealife. We try and do our bit to be more sustainable at the festival. Some years ago we introduced reusable bar 'glasses' which are...

Band Competition Winner

Band Competition Winner

We're delighted to announce that the winner of the Ely Folk Festival Band Competition 2018 is Melody Causton.  The distinctive sound of Melody's voice gives great spirit to her soulful songs of love and life.  Side stage, sleeping in guitar cases whilst her parents...

Workshops galore

Workshops galore

Dance like a Witchman; learn some easy 'n slow tunes; pick up slide guitar tips from a blues master; hit a bodhran; sing with a Scots woman; step dance with an East Anglian....where can you do this and lots more? Ely Folk Festival ofcourse. Lots of opportunities to...

A riotous festival

A riotous festival

Morris dance has been an important aspect of Ely Folk Festival right from the early days. This year 19 morris teams from all over the country will perform at the festival. There are close parallels between the history of the Ely Folk Festival and Ely and Littleport...

Booked for 2018

Skipinnish
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
Steve Knightley
Lindisfarne
Sam Kelly & Friends
Jamie Smith’s Mabon
3 Daft Monkeys
Ezio
Johnny Dickinson
Iona Fyfe
Anthony John Clarke
The Willows
The Black Feathers
John Kirkpatrick
Relentless Ceilidh Band
Flossie Malavialle
Broom Bezzums
Tim Edey
Banter
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Opaque
Chris Fox
Blackjack Blues Band
Alden Patterson & Dashwood
Frog on a Bike
The Penland Phezants
The Barefoot Doctors
Ward & Parker
Cary Outis
Lovehats
Brother Pit
Lee Gillett
Glymjack

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