Follow in the footsteps of previous winners such as This Circus Life & Melody Causton & win an opportunity to open Ely Folk Festival 2022 by performing on the main stage. Get your entries in for our 2022 Festival Band Competition – closing date 30th April. Solo, duo, band entries welcome. If you are aged under 21, check out our Youth Folk Challenge – closing date 30th May. Entry details for both competitions at