Festival News

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...

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...

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