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Kids play

Kids play

Kids love Ely Folk Festival as there’s so much to do… crafts…music…story-telling…yoga…family concert…kids procession…games…fun…play…and lots more. Parents love Ely Folk Festival as the festival arena is compact and it’s easy to keep an eye on your little ones while...

Catch us at Eel Day on 4th May

Catch us at Eel Day on 4th May

If you are in the vicinity of Ely this coming Saturday 4th May, come along to Jubilee Park by the river to hear a line-up of great local acts performing on the Ely Folk Festival mini-stage. The line-up is: 12.30: Josh Robbins; 13.45: Addison’s Uncle; 15.00: Wendsum....

Festival donation to Centre 33

Festival donation to Centre 33

At the festival AGM earlier this week, Andy Wall chair of the festival committee presented a cheque for £1105.25 to Gavin Chappell Bates from Centre 33. Centre 33 was our chosen local charity to support at the 2018 festival. The festival was delighted to support this...

Workshops galore

Workshops galore

We love our guests to try their hands (and feet) at singing, dancing, trying our a musical instrument and much more. So we have lined up a wonderful range of workshops at the festival. Be it chorus singing with the Rogue Shanty Buoys; Medup morris dancing with...

Eel Day – a date for your diary

Eel Day – a date for your diary

Ely Eel Day will take place on Saturday 4th May in Jubilee Gardens by the river. The festival supports Eel Day by showcasing some great new folk and roots talent. This year, Josh Robbins; Annie Dressner; Philip Pearson; and Wendsum will perform between 12.30 - 16.00...

Festival charity for 2019

Festival charity for 2019

Our chosen local charity to support this year is Care Network Cambridgeshire. CNC aims to help people to stay healthy, independent and in touch with their communities. Its volunteers provide ‘Help at Home’ a free service supporting people in their own homes after a...

They sing, they pick, they eat

They sing, they pick, they eat

Treat yourself to some food for the soul and join Lunch Special at Ely Folk Festival. Lunch Special is a London-based Country and Bluegrass band. Members Neala Hickey, Vivian Li, and Luca Serino have roots spreading across three continents. In 2016, the three met at a...

A taste of country

A taste of country

Lucy Grubb is a singer/songwriter from Norwich who will bring her own special blend of country music to Ely Folk Festival. With heartfelt lyrics and Country undertones, Lucy focuses on telling you the unadulterated truth about a girl who was born and raised in a town...

Enter our competitions

Enter our competitions

We have now launched our Band Competition and Youth Challenge Competition for 2019. We are keen to encourage to promote and give a festival performance platform to great new acts and talented young people in the area of folk and roots act. The prize is a performance...

Festival box office opens 1 February

Festival box office opens 1 February

Hurrah! After months of planning the 2019 festival, the box office is ready to open. The sunny days of July may seem a long way off, but what better antidote to the current cold spell than treating yourself to a ticket for Ely Folk Festival. Tickets are available for...

Booked for 2019

Oysterband
Nancy Kerr
Martin Carthy
Ferocious Dog
Cara Dillon
Martin Harley
Julie Felix
Melrose Quartet
Rogue Shanty Buoys
Gerry Colvin Band
Two Coats Colder
Tide Lines
Rory McLeod
Stick in the Wheel
Jackie Oates
False Lights
Adrian Nation
Threepenny Bit
Les Barker
Joshua Burnell Band
Cary Otis
Lunch Special
Melody Causton
Saul Bailey
Lucy Grubb Band
Megan Wisden
Andy Wall
Opaque
Robin Gillan
The Melrose Ceilidh Band
Friday Night Showcase

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