Ely Folk Festival kicks off the festival with a pre-festival Gig at The Lamb Hotel, Ely on Saturday 1st July at 8pm. Appearing are festival guests Cave supported by John Meed. Entrance fee £5 payable on the door.
Cave are a young band from Northampton performing self penned traditional style folk rock songs bringing a new fresh sound to the folk music scene. John Meed singer and songwriter based in Cambridge, plays beautifully melodic heartfelt songs that range across war, the world, injustice and love.
Earlier on Saturday 1st July at lunchtime in Ely Market place another festival guest Adrian Nation will be playing alternating sessions with Cave between 12 and 2pm. Ely & Littleport Riot Morris side will also be dancing in town.
Ely Folk Festival organisers are also offering a chance for local families to go and see what the festival is all about and is offering reduced price family tickets for the Sunday – 9th July. For residents in CB6 and CB7 postcodes the festival is offering a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) for £25. This includes admission to the site and all concerts and workshops held during the day and evening. This offer is limited to the first 50 families so make sure you book in advance!
The Sunday offers the most diverse line up with an African Dance Band Zambula hosting an African Dance Workshop in the afternoon and headlining the Sunday night concert in the Main marquee. Brooks Williams is a briliant American blues singer and Charlie Barker brings her own individual style and youth to the festival during the afternoon.
Charlie Barker brings her own individual style and youth to the festival during the afternoon.
Brooks Williams is a briliant American blues singer.
Click the above image for a slideshow of previous Ely Folk Weekends.
Other attractions at the festival include children’s entertainment, beer tent, trade and food stalls, meet the artist sessions and a wonderful family party atmosphere. Ely Samba Band are also planning to make a special appearance in the afternoon.
For more details see the Ely Folk Festival website or ring the information line 01353 614164 or the Box Office 01353 669985.