Isle Fest 2019 brings festival of family fun to Ely

Isle Fest 2019 brings festival of family fun to Ely

Isle of Ely Primary School – famous for its ‘more-than-a-school-fete’ summer shindigs – will be opening its gates to the local community for Isle Fest 2019, a festival of family fun, on 6th July 2019, 11am – 3pm.

The Isle of Ely PTA is firing on all cylinders to deliver a 2019 line-up full of festival delights including: live music, crafts, street food, face-painting, circus activities and more … plus a likely encounter with a Stormtrooper or a Dalek!

2019’s headline act is Tom Lumley, an indie singer-songwriter fresh from touring with some of the UK’s hottest bands. There will be more live music from the lovely Emily Wright and the amazing Thomcats, plus Sammy Magic Magic will be conjuring up plenty of fun and Lane Academy promise to light up the stage with their show-stopping routines.

Around the festival site you will discover local author Frank Danes signing copies of his Doctor Who book, Irish dancing, Ely Fire Station, All4Sports football, a kids ‘open mic’ stage, circus workshop, face painting, ‘pass-it-on’ school uniform stall, cake stall, tombola, toy shop, forest school  and of course a raffle stocked with great prizes, kindly donated by local businesses.

Festival-goers are very welcome to bring picnics on-site, but Steak & Honour, Grain Culture, Sweet Ally Scoops and the Rural Coffee Project will provide tasty treats a-plenty to re-fuel the party.

All funds raised will go towards the Isle of Ely PTA’s campaign to create an innovative outdoor music classroom, to expand the school’s existing array of creative learning opportunities. With research demonstrating the positive impact that the Arts play in raising attainment across the curriculum, the music classroom aims to open up exciting opportunities for pupils to experience learning in different ways and to discover new talents.  

Helen Davies, the new headteacher at Isle of Ely School comments: “I look forward to opening our gates for Isle Fest to meet members of both our school and local communities. Our exciting vision for an outdoor music classroom reflects the emphasis we place on fun and creativity in our curriculum and we hope this event will help us to turn our ambitious plans into reality for our young people.” 

Heather Brooks, Head of Isle of Ely PTA said: “Isle Fest is a great opportunity to come and see our school community in action – especially for parents in Ely considering future school options. I’m excited to say that the 2019 line-up promises to make this year’s event the best one yet – we look forward to welcoming you on the day!”

Ticket information: Entry to Isle Fest is £5 per family or £2 per adult. We advise booking tickets in advance from or alternatively they will be available on the gate. Follow us at: for festival news before the event.

Press release from Isle Fest

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