We have now launched our Band Competition and Youth Challenge Competition for 2019. We are keen to encourage to promote and give a festival performance platform to great new acts and talented young people in the area of folk and roots act. The prize is a performance slot at Ely Folk Festival 2019. Interested? Check out the entry details on our Competitions page. Closing sate for both competitions is 30th April.  Previous winners of the Band Competition include Melody Causton, Rusty Shackle, Georgia Lewis & Alden, Dashwood & Patterson. Previous winners of the Youth Challenge Competition include Saul Bailey, Emma Spray & Mythopoeic & Josh Aitken.