Festival News

Lizzy Hardingham

Lizzy Hardingham

It's always great to see a young talented performer on stage at Ely Folk Festival. Lizzy Hardingham certainly has youth on her side and her powerful yet pure voice twinned with impressive songwriting skills make her a force to be reckoned with. Lizzy will perform on...

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

We're delighted to add Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys to our Sunday evening line-up. Sam's passion for discovering and rekindling the sounds of his musical heritage has gained him the respect of peers and audiences worldwide. Already known for touring as a trio with...

Dance the nights away

Dance the nights away

After a hiatus in 2021 due to covid rules, we are delighted to reinstate our trio of ceilidhs across the festival weekend. The legendary Steamchicken ceilidh band will bring cross-genre mayhem, punchy, danceable tunes, and jazzy horns to the Friday night late...

Saturday night heroes

Saturday night heroes

The Vagaband have taken their brand of roots rock and Celtic soul across the UK & Europe for the last 15 years. Playing bars, street corners and house concerts and eventually honing their craft as festival headliners. With a rotating line up of...

Sharon Shannon Trio to top festival bill

Sharon Shannon Trio to top festival bill

We are truly delighted this year to welcome the fantastic Sharon Shannon to Ely Folk Festival. Sharon has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve...

The new festival site

The new festival site

The new home for Ely Folk Festival is at Stuntney Estate to the south of Ely and near the village of Stuntney. It comprises a couple of fields in a rural fen-edge setting and we think it will make a wonderful venue for Ely Folk Festival. Check out the aerial view of...

Festival box office opens

Festival box office opens

We're delighted to open the Ely Folk Festival 2022 box office today. Check out our Tickets page for details of ticket prices and how to book them https://elyfolkfestival.co.uk/tickets/ Here is an aerial view of the new festival site at Stuntney Estate near Ely Aerial...

American influences

American influences

What links the next three great acts performing at Ely Folk Festival 2022 together? They all include an American influence but in diverse ways - from Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow on Friday evening by way of the legendary Peggy Seeger (folk royalty) on Saturday...

Festival box office opens

Enter our festival competitions

Are you an amateur folk and roots musician? If the answer is yes - then check out our 2022 Band Competition details. Last year's winners This Circus Life opened our 2021 festival to great acclaim. Equally if you are a young folk and roots musician who lives in East...

All the way from Quebec…De Temps Antan

All the way from Quebec…De Temps Antan

It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original...

2022 acts include:

The Sharon Shannon Trio

Lindisfarne
De Temps Antan
Steamchicken
Daoiri Farrell
Boo Hewerdine & Heidi Talbot
Sheringham Shantymen
Big Joe Bone
Holy Moly & The Crackers

Frog on a Bike

Polly Paulusma

Sherburn, Bartley, Sanders

The Vagaband