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Our club tent competition

Our club tent competition

Would you like 10 mins of stage fame? Then if you are coming along to the festival this year, consider entering our Nightingale/Club Tent competition; the prize is to open our main Peregrine stage on Sunday evening as Isla Mae Music (pictured) did last year. It's very...

See us at Eel Day on 4th May

See us at Eel Day on 4th May

We'll be at Ely's Eel Day celebrations on Saturday May 4th between 11 and 4 in Jubilee Gardens. Festival organisers will be available to answer your questions and there will be musical delights from Jo Ash (12pm - Jo played at last year's festival), Erin Brown and...

A taste of the Peatbog Faeries

A taste of the Peatbog Faeries

Our Saturday night headlines on the Peregrine stage is the well known band Peatbog Faeries. Have a listen to this short podcast with them by our festival committee member Sue Marchant. Sue is a folk champion, well known to one and all for her extensive radio work with...

Learn something new!

Learn something new!

Our Nightingale stage is the place to be if you want to hone your musical skills or try something new at the festival. We have a songwriting circle hosted by Jess Morgan, tunes workshops with David Savage, John Kirkpatrick on Playing for Dancing, a Brooks Williams...

Festival gig a great success

Festival gig a great success

What a great time was had by the audience at the Portland Arms on Thursday night with Boo Hewerdine, Brooks Williams (aka State of the Union) Tu-kay & Ryan, Rich Young and Myke Clifford. Awesome music, much hilarity, much beer, good times! Check out our facebook...

Last call for gig tickets

Last call for gig tickets

Final call for our gig at the Portland Arms in Cambridge with Boo Hewerdine, Brooks Williams, Tu-kay & Ryan. Rich Young and Myke Clifford on Thursday. Sales are into three figures and we're capping capacity so everyone has enough room to breathe so get in quick,...

Sound baths & yoga

Sound baths & yoga

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Moss from Ipswich Yoga for Everyone will be returning to the festival to run sessions. And for something a little different Sue Szymanski and Jo Gregor - Soul Centred - will be providing a sound bath experience in the...

Get involved with the festival

Get involved with the festival

Our team of around 200 volunteer stewards are the backbone of Ely Folk Festival. Without them it just couldn’t happen. If you are interested in stewarding at the 2024 festival, have a look at our note about stewarding at Ely Folk Festival – Being a Steward 2024 . It...

Customer Feedback Survey actions

Customer Feedback Survey actions

Hello Ely people!  Many of you will remember completing our customer feedback survey after last year's festival and we wanted to give you an update on what we've done so far as a result. The stages will be realigned which will hopefully reduce or eliminate the problem...

Ely Folk Festival gig 21 March

Ely Folk Festival gig 21 March

On 21 March 2024, for one night only at The Portland Arms in Cambridge, our patrons Brooks Williams and Boo Hewerdine will reunite as State Of The Union, playing "Americana at it's finest" (fRoots), ably supported by rising folk duo Tu-Kay & Ryan ("clever and...

Another 4 top class acts booked

Another 4 top class acts booked

The musical offering of Ely Folk Festival 2024 continues to amaze and delight with another four diverse and talented acts added to the roster. The full spectrum of folk & roots music will be channelled through the celtic sounds of Tasmanian-based duo Matthew Dames...

Dance, dance, dance

Dance, dance, dance

With a cacophony of sound, a riot of colour, and a rhythm it is hard to ignore, morris and molly dance teams have been a feature of Ely Folk Festival from its earliest days, and we're delighted to welcome a wonderful range of dance teams from all across the country to...

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