Workshops and Competitions

2019 Competitions

In conjunction with opening the box office for our 2019 festival, we are launching two competitions – the festival Band Competition and our Youth Folk Challenge. Read on for details on how to enter both competitions. Closing dates for both competitions is 30 April 2019.

Youth Folk Challenge 2019
This is for solo or duo acts or groups all aged under 21 years as at 12th July 2019. Entries from those residents in East Cambridgeshire district are especially welcome, but young folk music acts from anywhere within Cambridgeshire are welcome to apply. We will select up to four acts to play a 15 minute set on Friday night at Ely Folk Festival 2018. Winning entries will be provided with weekend tickets for themselves (and 2 adults in the case of winners aged under 18 if appropriate) and also automatically subscribed to our Saturday Club Tent competition where they can perform for a chance to open our Main stage on Sunday.
To enter, please submit the following to artists@elyfolkfestival.co.uk including YOUTH FOLK CHALLENGE in the subject line:
• A sample of your work either as an mp3 (or if video mp4) or a link to a website such as Youtube where you are featured
• A 100 word biography
• Details of the entrants’ names, dates of birth, & place of residence in Cambridgeshire
• A contact email address
Entries must be received by midnight on 30 April 2019 to be considered. Winning entries will be informed by end of May 2019.

Festival Band Competition 2019
The festival Band Competition has gone from strength to strength over the years and is now noted as a key opportunity for up and coming amateur folk & roots acts to gain recognition on the festival circuit and perform on stage with some of the top acts around. The winning entry from the Band Competition will be awarded the opening performance of the 2019 festival on the main concert stage on Friday 12th July.
Amateur solo, duo and group folk and roots acts are welcome to enter our Band Competition. To enter the Band Competition, please submit the following to artists@elyfolkfestival.co.uk including BAND COMPETITION in the subject line:
• A sample of your work either as an mp3 (or if video mp4) or a link to a website such as Youtube where you are featured (or email us at marketing@www.hazlewood-design.co.uk if you prefer to send a CD instead)
• A 100 word biography
• A contact email address
Entries must be received by midnight on 30th April 2019 to be considered. The winning entry will be informed by end of May 2019.

 

 

 

 

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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