Festival accessibility information

Access

The new site for Ely Folk Festival comprises a couple of gently sloping fields. The fields are used crop growing (when the festival is not there) and weather conditions will affect the overall state of the ground. This is particularly important for wheelchair users and those with mobility problems. The festival site is a 5 – 10 minute car drive and a 30 – 40 minute walk from Ely city centre. A free shuttle bus (not wheelchair accessible) connects the festival site, city centre and rail station over the festival weekend. An area for blue badge car parking will be made available on the festival site.

Camping

We provide convenient reserved camping pitches for people with disabilities. Once you have booked your festival ticket, please phone 07500 527334 to reserve a disabled camping space and parking space on the festival site. (You’ll need to have your booking reference available). You can also let us know about any special assistance you may require over the festival weekend then. Please note that cars cannot be parked next to tents during the festival. 

2022 acts include:

The Sharon Shannon Trio

Lindisfarne
De Temps Antan
Steamchicken
Daoiri Farrell
Boo Hewerdine & Heidi Talbot
Sheringham Shantymen
Big Joe Bone
Holy Moly & The Crackers

Frog on a Bike

Polly Paulusma

Sherburn, Bartley, Sanders

The Vagaband

 

 

Parking

We have disabled parking spaces available on the festival site for weekend and day visitors. To reserve a disabled parking space, after booking your festival ticket, please call 07500 527334 to reserve a parking space on site. You will need to bring your blue badge with you when coming to the festival site.

Performance Area

We have a reserved wheelchair area in the main marquee. There is ramped access to the dance floor, and accessible loos near the main marquee. We will endeavour to provide whatever assistance you need – please advise when booking.

Toilets and showers

There are 2 accessible toilets in Campsite 1/performance area and 1 on Campsite 2. There are no wheelchair accessible showers on site but the local swimming pool will allow use of their shower for the price of a swim – £2.70, open 8 till 5 at weekends. Ask at th Festival Control tent for more details.

Dogs

Assistance dogs are allowed in all areas.

Mobility Scooters

Charging can be arranged subject to availability of facilities – enquire at Control Marquee.

Stewards

Stewards can be identified by their high viz jackets & identity badges. Please ask them for any help or advice you may need over the weekend