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Review of 2024 festival

Review of 2024 festival

Keeping it live! Have a read of Mike Wistow's in-depth and personal view of Ely Folk Festival. https://folking.com/keeping-it-live-ely-folk-festival-2024/

Thank you!

Thank you!

The day after the festival - and what a great weekend we had. A huge thanks to all our volunteer stewards, traders, MCs, kIds' entertainers, loo hire folk, marquee erectors, musicians, bus drivers, electricians, Stuntney Estate, visitors ...and everyone involved in...

What’s on – Sunday

What’s on – Sunday

Some picks for Sunday! Try your hand at morris dancing on Sunday morning by joining Bourne Borderers at 10.00 and Old Palace Clog at 11.00 in Kingfisher stage, or yoga or a sound bath if you are after something more gentle.  The Sunday afternoon concerts on the...

Saturday – what a day!

Saturday – what a day!

What a day it’s been. The wonderful O'Hooley & Tidow and the mighty Peatbog Faeries closing our main stages, Morganway tearing things up earlier with Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage delighting the audience with their on stage  musical chemistry, and ofcourse the...

Festival feedback

Festival feedback

The festival is always trying to improve what it offers and how it works and the views of our visitors are extremely important in helping with this.  If you attend the 2024 Ely Folk Festival, we would appreciate it enormously if you would take five minutes to complete...

What’s on – Saturday

What’s on – Saturday

What a great start to Ely Folk Festival 2024 on Friday! It was great to see folk on the ceilidh dance floor right to the end in the wee small hours this morning. Concerts on the Peregrine stage and Kingfisher stage kick off at 12.00 today with a wonderful line-up...

What’s On – Friday

What’s On – Friday

Evening concerts kick off at 18.30 with our 2024 Festival Band Competition winner Thomas Bradley Project on the Peregrine Stage, followed by Kitewing, Cambridge favourites Barefoot Doctors and high octane Scottish band Breabach. Over on Kingfisher Stage, the Local...

Arriving at the festival

Arriving at the festival

The Festival camp site opens at 11am today (Friday). There's plenty of room for everyone so please don't arrive early as it leads to queues on the main road. The postcode is CB7 5TR and the entrance is next to Ben's Yard. The What3Words code is...

Buying festival tickets

Buying festival tickets

Our online box office for Ely Folk Festival 2024 will close at midnight on Tuesday 9th July. We will have a limited number of tickets of all types available from the box office at the festival site from 13.00 on Friday 12th July but when they're gone, they're gone!...

Festival on its way

Festival on its way

Yesterday was our first day on site setting up and included rain (getting it out of the way before the festival), 200m of tangled blue rope, much measuring and hammering of metal pins (the eagle-eyed may be able to spot some) and the arrival of our rather battered...

More music!

More music!

Delighted to say that on the Friday afternoon of the festival, we will have some talented musicians performing for you in the festival arena from 2.30pm. So, once you've arrived, camped up, and picked up your festival wristband from the box office, head into the...

Music Line Up

Friday Evening

Saturday Afternoon

Saturday Evening

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Evening