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The 30th Ely Folk Festival

Ely Folk Festival is a bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk acts around in an intimate and friendly environment. With on-site camping facilities, a real ale bar, lots of kids activities, morris dancing displays, ceilidhs, workshops and music sessions, the festival is a wonderful and great value weekend or day out.

Latest News

Festival Band Competition Winners 2015

Congratulations to Rusty Shackle, winners of our 2015 band competition. The South Wales based indie roots six-piece band wowed us with their catchy tunes and high-energy sounds. Fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpet, percussion & vocal harmonies combine effortlessly while reflecting a range of musical influences from folk, rock, celtic to old time blues....more


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Line Up

Booked so far for the 2015 festival

(subject to contract)

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Demon Barbers XL
Steve Tilston
Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band
Les Barker
The Hut People
New Essex Bluegrass Band
Gavin Davenport Band
Boo Hewerdine & Friends
Luke Jackson
Gog Magog Hillbillies

band competition
ely folk festival 2012