We love to provide a platform for up-and-coming amateur talent and our Band Competition and Youth Folk Challenge are great opportunities to win a slot to perform alongside some fantastic acts at the 2020 festival. Contrary to its title, the Band Competition is open to amateur solo, duo or group folk and roots acts from around the country; while the Youth Folk Challenge is aimed at local young people from Cambridgeshire. Previous winners of the Band Competition include Tell Tale Tusk (pictured), Rusty Shackle and Georgia Lewis. Closing date for entries is 31 March 2020 and details on how to enter can be found at https://elyfolkfestival.co.uk/workshops-competitions/