06:00 July 16, 2022
The 36th Ely Folk Festival brought “the same warmth and charm as usual” as the sun beat down on Stuntney Estate from July 8-10.
Although the layout was different from previous festivals, there was still great music to enjoy as well as plenty of activities for the youngsters.
There was also a colorful morris dance procession through the town center on July 9 which raised over £800 for Ely Foodbank.
Festival spokesperson Fionnuala Lennon said: “It was a fabulous weekend! Lots of hard work to get everything in place on the new site on time, but the response we have received from visitors has been overwhelmingly positive.
“There was a great atmosphere and buzz around the site and conversations from friends and acquaintances were catching up.”
In addition to 10 concerts over the weekend, the festival also hosted three ceilidhs, workshops, a real beer bar and a food and crafts merchant area.
Fionnuala added, “We are really happy with how everything turned out and are already thinking about how we can improve it for the 2023 festival.”