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Friday night preview

tom-figgins-introducing-300x300  With a week to go until Ely Folk Festival opens, a reminder of what is happening on the festival site on Friday 8 July. The concert on main stage in marquee 1 will be opened by this year’s Festival Band Competition winner Georgia Lewis and Friends, followed by Tom Figgins, The Young ‘Uns and Blackbeard’s Tea Party. Meanwhile in marquee 2, the Local Bands Showcase has a fabulous line-up of up-and-coming East Anglian talent followed by the late night ceilidh led by the Monster Ceilidh Band into the wee small hours. Elsewhere on the festival site Red Velvet will entertain in marquee 3 followed by an open mic stage, and informal sessions are likely to be underway all around the site. Tickets for Friday are £24 (adult) and £8 (10-17 years old).


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A selection of the great acts booked for the 2017 festival. Check out our Line-up page for the full list


Seth Lakeman
The Spooky Men's Chorale
Sam Kelly Trio
The Elephant Sessions
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
O'Hooley & Tidow
Reg Meuross
Topette!!
Jennifer Crook
Elvis Fontenot
TRADarrr
Brooks Williams
Flossie Malavialle
Hot Rock Pilgrims
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Georgia Lewis Band
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Bophouseblue
Urban Folk Theory
Causeway Ceili Band
Hans Theessink
Alden Patterson & Dashwood
























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