Youth Challenge 2023 launch

Feb 1, 2023

This is for solo or duo acts or groups all aged under 21 years as at 1 July 2023 who are resident in East Anglia. We will select up to four acts to play a 15 minute set at Ely Folk Festival 2023. Winning entries will be provided with weekend tickets for themselves (and 2 adults in the case of winners aged under 18 if appropriate) and also automatically subscribed to our Saturday Club Tent competition where they can perform for a chance to play on our main stage. To enter, please submit the following to including YOUTH FOLK CHALLENGE in the subject line:

  • A sample of your work either as an mp3 (or if video mp4) or a link to a website such as utube where you are featured
  • A 100 word biography
  • Details of the entrants’ names, dates of birth, & place of residence
  • A contact email address

Entries must be received by midnight on 31 May 2023 to be considered. Winning entries will be informed by end of June.

Music Line Up


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