Two giants of the folk & roots world join forces on stage to create a musical explosion of talent – Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewerdine. Heidi Talbot celebrates 20 years as a professional singer and the release of a compilation album featuring tracks from her 5 solo albums. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year at the BBC radio 2 folk awards and Irish Music Awards, has shared the stage and recorded with Mark Knopfler, Graham Coxon (Blur), Idlewild & King Creosote. Ivor Novello award nominated singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine was lead singer of cult indie band The Bible, and has performed with and written songs for major artists such as Chris Difford, KD Lang, Kris Drever, Duke Special and Eddi Reader. He is also a former resident of Ely and previous patron of Ely Folk Festival. Heidi & Boo have recorded and toured together extensively and it is an honour to welcome them both to the Ely Folk Festival main stage.