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Opaque booked for Showcase

Opaque booked for Showcase

Don’t miss this band! Booked for our Friday Night Local Bands Showcase, the six-piece band Opaque is an eclectic and genre-defying act who fuse elements of folk, swing and gypsy into their impassioned and engaging performances. Originally formed in 1999 in...

Box office opens 2 February

Box office opens 2 February

Only a week to go until the box office opens for the hotly anticipated Ely Folk Festival 2018. Ticket prices & information on how to book are available on our Tickets page – we’re still one of the most keenly priced weekend music festivals around – and there’s a £10...

Climb that tree!

Climb that tree!

No – not an instruction to take more exercise, but the title of the brand new musical show from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb. David is on a one-man mission to make brilliant, engaging and high quality music for families and children. Join David on...

Black Feathers add to diverse music line-up

Black Feathers add to diverse music line-up

What better way to start the new year musically than announcing the latest addition to our 2018 line-up – The Black Feathers. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in The Black Feathers’ musical world. The ability to write songs...

Vote for Ely Folk Festival in ‘Cambs Festival’ poll

The annual GIGS OUT 'Favourite Cambridgeshire Festivals' poll is open until Friday - it takes less than a minute to complete. If you enjoyed Ely Folk Festival last year and think it worthy of winning Cambridgeshire Festival of 2017, please do vote for is by following...

Piping hot news for the festive season

  We're absolutely delighted to announce that Kathryn Tickell's new band The Darkening has been booked to headline on Sunday night of Ely Folk Festival 2018. This is a new direction for world-renowned Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell, taking the oldest Northumbrian...

Flossie returns

  Flossie Malavialle is a French born singer who has been based in the North East of England since 2002. As a result she has a wonderfully funny and gentle outlook on life that is a pleasure to listen to. Flossie's powerful yet sensitive rendition of songs combined...

2017 band competition winners return

  This very talented trio were the winners of our 2017 Band Competition and we were so impressed, we booked them to play at our 2018 festival. Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and...

Lindisfarne to play Saturday night of festival

  Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne will bring their repertoire of unforgettable songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none to Saturday night of Ely Folk Festival...

Return of Broom Bezzums

  We first came across this critically acclaimed duo a couple of years ago and invited them to play at the festival, where they went down a storm. So, we delighted to invite them back to perform at the 2018 festival.  Broom Bezzums is an award-winning, powerful live...

Booked so far for 2018

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

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