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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.

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6 days to go until festival opens

We're very fortunate that local Ely resident & one of the best known singer / songwriters around, Boo Hewerdine, is patron of Ely Folk Festival. Boo is writer of well-known and much loved songs such as 'Patience of Angels' and 'Bell, Book & Candle'. To help us celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, we asked Boo to invite some of his musical frie...more


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Line Up

2015 festival


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
Rusty Shackle

Plus Many More!

ely folk festival 2012