Can it be only 4 months away? It doesn’t seem five minutes since we were basking in the sun of 2005’s 20th Ely Folk Weekend.
Held over three days and three nights Ely Folk Weekend has steadily grown (in size and stature) since its demure beginnings at Ely’s Pocket Park. This year sees the event undergo a slight change in name from ‘Ely Folk Weekend’ to ‘Ely Folk Festival’ and the publicity has a more polished appearance and what better time to do this with the sudden resurgence of Folk music (did it ever go away?) by artists such as Devendra Banhart, Espers, Josephine Foster, Beth Orton, Jack Johnson, The Eighteenth Day of May and even Vashti Bunyan releasing a new CD. All this appreciation has the potential to bring a new following to the Ely Folk Festival.
This year’s confirmed artists are (click names for websites):
For the first time you can now order your tickets online. Tickets for the whole weekend for an adult are £52.00 but if you order your tickets by June 1st you can save yourself £7.00.
If you were there last year you will know just how magical that hot weekend in July was. If you missed it, mark your calendar for July 7, 8 & 9, 2006 and we’ll see you soon.