2024 Band Competition winner

2024 Band Competition winner

We had a strong selection of entries to our Band Competition this year representing all facets of folk & roots music from trad to folk punk. Thank you to all who entered the competition – we enjoyed listening to all your entries. We are delighted to announce...
An added extra!

An added extra!

Though our main programme of music doesn’t start until 6.30 on Friday evening some of our talented stewards will be busking in the festival arena under the starshades and in the gin bar between 2.30 & 5. A virtual round of applause for Simon Tall, David and...
Call for festival stewards

Call for festival stewards

We’re still looking for a few more stewards to join our merry band. We’re particularly interested if you have bar experience or have stewarded at a festival (not necessarily Ely) before, but even if you haven’t we’d love to see you in July. All...
Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

What a wonderful time we had at Eel Day on Saturday. Huge thanks to everyone who came down to watch, dance, chat or just hang out and also of course listen to our wonderful musicians Fil the Bass, Jo Ash Music, Erin Brown & Barry Watson and The Lost Hobos provide...
See us at Eel Day on 4th May

See us at Eel Day on 4th May

We’ll be at Ely’s Eel Day celebrations on Saturday May 4th between 11 and 4 in Jubilee Gardens. Festival organisers will be available to answer your questions and there will be musical delights from Jo Ash (12pm) – Jo played at last year’s...
A chat with Brooks Williams

A chat with Brooks Williams

We have another short podcast for you from Sue Marchant’s Radio Shows, this time with one of our patrons, virtuoso guitarist and singer-songwriter Brooks Williams, who talks about what the festival means to him and gives a few hints about the special Patrons...