Box Office Opens For Ely Folk Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:25 14 February 2011

Rory Mcleod

Rory Mcleod

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Ely Folk Festival is now one of the best music festivals in the country and has featured in the Sunday Times list of Top 100 Festivals for the last two years.

ALTHOUGH July is a long way off plans for the 26th Ely Folk Festival are well advanced. This year, the line-up reflects the diversity of modern folk music and includes some of the greatest celtic music bands around with Dervish from Ireland, Shooglenify from Scotland and The Men They Couldn’t Hang; young vibrant bands like 3 Daft Monkeys and ahab; and blues/Americana acts Brooks Williams Band and Dana and Susan Robinson.

Ely Folk Festival is now one of the best music festivals in the country and has featured in the Sunday Times list of Top 100 Festivals for the last two years. Offering great value for money, in addition to seeing top music acts, there’s also children’s entertainment with Jan and her Van and kids events on the festival site, song and music workshops, a real ale bar and Morris dancing – all adding up to a great day out for the family. This year the festival is again running the annual Band Competition and the Local Bands Showcase to tap into the great musical talent around East Anglia. More information is available on our website www.elyfolk.co.uk

The festival will take place 8 – 10 July and the box office opens on February 19. Tickets go fast and the festival has sold out for the past three years – so get in early. Early bird weekend tickets start at £57 and it’s possible to buy tickets for the day and evening only. Tickets can be purchased via the website www.elyfolk.co.uk or by calling 01353 669985.

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