Reviews & Quotes


“As good a small festival as you can find anywhere in the country” – Rock’n’Reel, 2023.  Read full review

“Nest year can’t come soon enough” – Rock’n’Reel, 2022.  Read full review

“A hugely enjoyable weekend” – Rock’n’Reel, 2019. Read full review


“The Banter ceilidh at Ely Folk Festival was a stonker!!!  Thanks dancey people!!” – Banter

“That was special!” – Ferocious Dog

“A MASSIVE thank you to everyone at Ely Folk Festival.  Ferocious Dog had the most AMAZING time on the Peregrine stage last night.  Thank you for an AWESOME Folk Festival.” – Ken Bonsall (lead singer Ferocious Dog)

“Thanks so much for having us at Ely Folk Festival.  You were amazing!  Special shout out to the dancers, you were the highlight of the show.” – The Magpies

“Huge shout out to the organisers and audience at Ely Folk festival.  We had an absolute BLAST on Saturday.”  – Blackbeards Tea Party

“We had such a mint weekend playing for a brilliant audience at Ely Folk Festival.” – The Often Herd

“Thank you Ely Folk Festival for a wonderful weekend.  Well organised and three wonderful sets.” – Gerry Colvin

“Thank you so much for having me headline your Kingfisher stage last night.  Ely Dance Crew were out in force.  We had a barking audience at one point.  Bad stories.  Fat beats.  A lot of love!  Hope to see you all again.” – Funke and the Two Tone Baby