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Enter our 2018 festival photo competitions by 31 July

Enter our 2018 festival photo competitions by 31 July

The theme is Fun in the Sun. To enter, simply upload a maximum of two photos you have taken at Ely Folk Festival 2018 that you think best illustrates the above theme to the Ely Folk Festival Facebook page by Tuesday 31st July marked with the tag ‘Ely Folk Fest 2018...

A swarm of festival visitors

A swarm of festival visitors

Ely Folk Festival 2018; Friday evening; visitors settling in for a weekend of great music; ... but on Campsite 3, things were really buzzing! A swarm of bees had decided to make heir home in one of the traffic cones used as a marker on the campsite. While the cone was...

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 adult.

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...

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...

Booked for 2019

Oysterband
Nancy Kerr
Martin Carthy
Ferocious Dog
Cara Dillon
Melrose Quartet
Gerry Colvin Band
Two Coats Colder
Tide Lines
Rory McLeod
Les Barker
Melody Causton
Saul Bailey
Andy Wall
Opaque
The Melrose Ceilidh Band

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