Festival News

That festival feeling!

That festival feeling!

Music, lights, laughter, fun....sum up Saturday at Ely Folk Festival 2021. The sun shone on chilled out audiences in front of the two outdoor stages listening to the best of British folk & roots music. There was an air of expectation - both on the audience's and...

Changes to line-up

Changes to line-up

A reminder of the storming set played by Merry Hell on Stage 1 last night (photo courtesy of Andrew Moore). Note the following changes to our line-up today and tomorrow: SATURDAY - 1. Brooks Williams will replace Daoiri Farrell on Stage 1 playing at around 19.30; 2....

Festival opens with a bang

Festival opens with a bang

Fred's House pictured played a storming set on Stage 2 at Ely Folk Festival and set the bar high for the music to come on both stages. The rain held off mostly and it was wonderful to see festival folk enjoying themselves and creating that wonderful festival feel. Day...

Festival almost ready to open gates

Festival almost ready to open gates

Ely Folk Festival opens its gates at 13.00 Friday 9th July. All is ready for our visitors - almost. The on-line box office is closed but there will be some weekend tickets (without camping) and tickets for each individual day on sale at the box office on the festival...

On-line box office closes at midnight

On-line box office closes at midnight

The 2021 on-line festival box office operated by Apex will close at midnight tonight 6th July so still time to buy your tickets for a great weekend of music. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the festival site box office from Friday afternoon. A...

Changes to festival line-up

Changes to festival line-up

We're sad to say that Daoiri Farrell and Truck Stop Honeymoon have had to withdraw from the festival but delighted that Brookes Williams and Christina Alden & Alex Patterson have joined our stellar line-up. Brookes is simply one of the most talented guitarists...

Calling craft beer lovers

Calling craft beer lovers

Those Ely Folk Festival visitors who also enjoy a good craft beer will be pleased to know that Fil our bar manager has assembled a fine selection of locally sourced beers for you to sample from a Rolling Mile to a Larksong to a Tooty Frooty & lots more. Fil is...

Countdown to 2021 festival

Countdown to 2021 festival

In two weeks time Ely Folk Festival 2021 will be underway. Our band competition winners This Circus Life will have opened the festival, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage and Merry Hell will have graced Stage 1 with the sound check for Blackbeard's Tea Party underway;...

Festival workshops & sessions

Festival workshops & sessions

Fancy trying your feet at East Anglian step dancing, building your confidence playing along in a session, or listening to some of our fantastic musicians such as Martyn Joseph talking about what inspires them? We lined up a great selection of workshop, sessions and...

Festival going ahead

Festival going ahead

You may have heard the government's announcement yesterday about the delay to end of lockdown. Notwithstanding this, Ely Folk Festival is going ahead. We have planned the festival to take account of government guidance on numbers and social distancing, and are...

2021 acts include:

Show of Hands
Midnight Skyracer
The Young’uns
Blackbeard’s Tea Party
Brookes Williams
Chris While & Julie Matthews
Noble Jacks
Martyn Joseph
Megson
Thomas McCarthy
Merry Hell
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage