Festival News

Planning started for 2021 festival

Planning started for 2021 festival

We have started planning for a safe and fabulous 2021 festival. We want to retain the essential character of our bijou, family friendly, fun-filled festival where you can see some of the best folk and roots acts around; and ensure that our visitors, performers,...

A message from Blackbeard’s Tea Party

A message from Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Fun, fun, fun...Blackbeard's Tea Party's irreverent and humorous take on life inspires the band's music and style. We missed them this year as the 2020 festival was postponed but can't wait to hear them at the 2021 festival. Get a flavour of this wonderful zany band...

Festival flag competition launched

Festival flag competition launched

To mark the non-event of Ely Folk Festival 2020, we have decided to run a competition to design a festival flag. So if you fancy seeing your design flutter above the festival site in 2021, get your creative juices flowing and check out the details on how to enter...

A bodhran taster

A bodhran taster

Master percussionist Cormac Byrne will appear as part of the Show of Hands line-up at the 2021 festival bringing his blistering bodhran skills to the fore. Cormac will also run a bodhran workshop over the weekend. You can get a taster of what is in store by tuning...

Apex box office to contact festival ticket holders

Apex box office to contact festival ticket holders

A quick update to advise that starting next week (20th April), the Apex box office will be contacting by email or phone all those who had bought tickets for the 2020 festival to check if they wish to roll-over their tickets to the 2021 festival or prefer to get a...

Apex box office to contact festival ticket holders

Festival postponed to 9-11 July 2021

As you may know, we have reached the sad conclusion that in light of the continuing Covid-19 crisis, it would not be safe or practical to continue with Ely Folk Festival 2020 and have therefore taken the decision to postpone it to 9-11 July 2021. We have been...

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...

Booked for 2021

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