Sunshine and music-filled weekend for thousands at Ely Folk Festival 2018

Ely Folk Festival 2018 procession. PHOTO: PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018 procession. PHOTO: PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival.

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Held from July 13 to 15, visitors relaxed on the grass outside the marquees or sought shade inside while listening to some of the best folk and roots music around.

Fionnuala Lennon, festival organiser, said: “Wow! What a weekend - bookended perfectly by our band competition winner Melody Causton and the fabulous Kathryn Tickell and The Lightening.

Ely Folk Festival 2018: Hedgepig. PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018: Hedgepig. PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant

“The sun shone down on an amazing collection of musicians, entertainers and artists who played their hearts out.

“Thank you to our guests of all ages, all the lighting and sound technical support, photographers, MCs, and to our wonderful army of volunteer stewards who made the festival work.”

Ely Folk Festival 2018: Skipinnish Piper. PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018: Skipinnish Piper. PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant


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• Ely Folk Festival is a not-for-profit annual music festival run by a committee of volunteers.

For information ahead of next year’s festival visit www.elyfolkfestival.co.uk

Ely Folk Festival 2018. PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018. PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant

Ely Folk Festival 2018. PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018. PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant

Ely Folk Festival 2018: 3DM. PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018: 3DM. PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant

Ely Folk Festival 2018: 3DM. PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018: 3DM. PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant

Ely Folk Festival 2018: Ezio. PHOTO: Andrew Moore.

Ely Folk Festival 2018: Ezio. PHOTO: Andrew Moore. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine whilst watching dozens of local and national band at the 33rd annual Ely Folk Festival. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

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