GETTING TO Ely Folk Festival
Ely Folk Festival takes place in the lovely rural setting of Stuntney Estate – Soham Road (A142), Ely CB7 5TR (adjacent to Ben’s Yard). It is a 5-10 minute car drive and a 50 minute walk from Ely city centre via the footpath that runs through Stuntney village – see google maps
Free Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus connects the festival site, city centre and rail station over the festival weekend. The shuttle bus will operate approximately every 30 minutes between the festival site, rail station and city centre (drop off / pick up at coach parking bay along The Gallery near the entrance to the cathedral). Buses will run at the following times: Friday 12.30 (from rail station) to 00.30 ; Saturday 10.00 to 00.30 ; Sunday 10.00 to 23.30; on Monday a bus will leave the festival site at 10.00 and 12.30 and drop off at Ely rail station and the city centre.
Arriving by Car
The postcode for the festival location is CB7 5TR. The festival site is located approximately 1 mile south of Ely on the east side of the A142 Soham Road. Use the same entrance as Ben’s Yard and follow signs to the festival area.
Music Line Up
Free Shuttle Bus
Parking will be available on the festival site for weekend and day ticket holders.
If you are registered disabled and require parking on site then please contact us on 07500 527334 as soon as possible after booking your festival ticket to book a parking space as we have reserved parking on the site for people with disabilities. Please ensure you bring your blue badge with you so that our stewards will allow your vehicle access onto the festival site.
The festival shuttle bus will make regular trips between the festival site, city centre and train station. The shuttle bus will operate between the festival site and city centre approximately every 30 minutes (and to/from the station on Friday and by request at other times). Buses will run at the following times: Friday 14.00 to 00.30 ; Saturday 09.30 to 00.30 ; Sunday 10.00 to 23.30. Train timetables are available here https://www.thetrainline.com/
For those of you who can’t make it by bus, or who are coming from further afield, there is solution… GoCarShare – Car Sharing Made Fun Car sharing will allow you to find fun people to share the journey with whilst sharing the cost of travel and minimising the effect on the environment.
The process is simple … you log in via facebook; if you are planning on driving, just post a car share request to Ely with any specifics such as the contribution you need for petrol, and then sit back and wait for someone to contact you about sharing a lift.
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 connects the festival site, city centre (drop off / pick up in coach parking bay along The Galley next to the cathedral) and rail station over the festival weekend – buses will have capacity to accommodate one wheelchair). An area for blue badge car parking will be made available on the festival site – spaces in this cannot be reserved in advance.
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 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.