Festival News

2020 festival postponed to 9 -11 July 2021

2020 festival postponed to 9 -11 July 2021

You may have seen the rumours elsewhere, so we’d like to confirm that due to the impact of Covid-19, Ely Folk Festival 2020 will be postponed to 9-11 July 2021. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes over the past few weeks to ensure we can roll-over as much as...

2020 festival postponed to 9 -11 July 2021

Festival update on coronavirus – 31st March

The situation with coronavirus continues to change rapidly, and the organisers of Ely Folk Festival are currently looking at options in relation to delivery of the 2020 festival. We will update you on the outcome of this as soon as possible. Thank you for your...

2020 festival postponed to 9 -11 July 2021

Update on coronavirus & the festival

We know that a lot of people are wondering what impact coronavirus will have on Ely Folk Festival 2020. The safety of our customers, artists and others who help make the festival a success is our top priority. The situation is very fast moving, and we are closely...

2020 festival postponed to 9 -11 July 2021

Ely Folk Festival & coronavirus

We know that a lot of people are wondering what impact coronavirus will have on Ely Folk Festival 2020. The safety of our customers is our top priority and we are following official government advice on coronavirus (Covid-19). In accordance with current government...

Dance the light fantastic!

Dance the light fantastic!

We've got three great ceilidhs lined up for Ely Folk Festival this year. The magnificent Steamchicken Ceilidh Band's combination of a solid rhythm section, horns everywhere and the odd nod to tradition will bring virtuosic cacophony to our late night ceilidh on...

From Quebec to Ely…

From Quebec to Ely…

Éric Beaudry, David Boulanger and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three...

2020 competitions launched

2020 competitions launched

We love to provide a platform for up-and-coming amateur talent and our Band Competition and Youth Folk Challenge are great opportunities to win a slot to perform alongside some fantastic acts at the 2020 festival. Contrary to its title, the Band Competition is open to...

Steamchicken ceilidh band booked

Steamchicken ceilidh band booked

One of the most shamelessly exuberant dance bands on the English folk scene, Steamchicken has roared from its humble beginings to fame and popularity over a career spanning nearly 3 decades. Regularly delighting Dance tents, Folk clubs and Village halls across the...

Festival box office opens 9th December

Festival box office opens 9th December

We are so excited about the wonderful line up we have booked for the 2020 Ely Folk Festival, that we have decided to open the box office early - on 9th December. Details of ticket prices and how to book tickets are posted on our Tickets page. Give yourself, a friend...

The Young’uns booked for 2020 festival

The Young’uns booked for 2020 festival

We've been working hard to book the best acts to appear at the 2020 festival and are delighted to announce that The Young'uns will be performing at the festival. Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. With their strong songs, spellbinding...

Booked for 2020

Show of Hands
Midnight Skyracer
The Young’uns
Blackbeard’s Tea Party
Daoiri Farrell
Steamchicken ceilidh band
Daphne’s Flight
Noble Jacks
Martyn Joseph
Megson
Thomas McCarthy
Thomas Ford
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage