Against strong competition from 14 other entries, bluegrass band The Woodberrys are worthy winners of this yearâ€™s Band Competition. Formed in 2011, The Woodberrys perform gorgeous three- and four-part harmonies singing mostly bluegrass and original material. They will open the 2012 festival by performing in the main festival marquee on Friday 13th July.
Fancy catching some of the other music acts who will be appearing at this yearâ€™s Ely Folk Festival? Get along to Jubilee Park in Ely for the Eel Day celebrations on Saturday 5th May. The festival is sponsoring lively local band Pagan Molly, acapella group Sound Tradition and acoustic folk band Two Coats Colder to perform during the afternoon. The festival is proud to support up-and-coming East Anglian folk acts and events like this provide a great showcase for local talent. Entry to the Eel Day event is free.
Festival ticket sales have been strong since the box office opened in February, so check out the website elyfolkfestival.co.uk if you want to book a ticket. Remember that the early bird period for reduced price tickets finishes at the end of May.
More information about the festival and the acts appearing can be found at elyfolkfestival.co.uk