On behalf of the whole of the IVFDF 2017 committee, I would like to thank everyone for coming along to this year's festival. We hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful time, if anyone has any feedback we have a little feedback form you can fill in (just answer as much or as little of it as you like).

Thank you ever so much to all the stewards, venue staff, stall holders, bands, callers, workshop leaders and musician, and everyone who came.

If you mislaid anything over the festival we have a list of lost property. A photo gallery will go up in due course.

Look forward to seeing everyone next year at Sheffield


This year's festival was held in Cambridge between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th February 2017.

Weekend Programme

Is now available See the amazing weekend that is coming up, and plan out all of your dancing, playing and singing.


Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale. You will be able to collect your tickets from the IVFDF reception desk at J1 (Cambridge Junction) . The J1 entrance is at the end furthest from the steps up to the main road.

Weekend tickets are £39 or £22 students. Day, evening and individual event tickets are also available.

Buy your tickets today


We are still looking for more stewards. Get a half price or free ticket and a free stewards t-shirt.

Apply today

What is IVFDF???

Imagine an amazing ceilidh - like the one you went to around Burns night, or at the end of year ball - now make it 100 times better and make it last the whole weekend. The Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival is a full weekend of ceilidhs, contras (the American equivalent of a ceilidh), Bal (the continental version of a ceilidh), Scottish Country dance (a prettier ceilidh with a distinctive, Scottish way of combining the figures) and Playford (ceilidh à la Jane Austin). Then add in a mix of workshops from Appalachian to Zesty Playford, from Balloon Modelling to Clog, and you've got one wonderful weekend. Still undecided... we have a video to help convince you https://youtu.be/SMIHqyX2T9I

Where is it???

This years festival is being held in Cambridge in the Cambridge Junction and in Hills Rd Sixth Form College

Find out more about the venues and transport information

Tell me more

IVFDF stands for 'Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival' it is an exciting and dynamic festival held at a different university each year. IVFDF has been running since 1951 and is the country's longest continually running folk festival. The tour so far spans over 20 locations as far apart as Exeter in the south and Aberdeen in the north. You don't have to be a student to go, just vaguely young or energetic. The Festival is particularly aimed at students, but it is open to everyone and caters for a wide range of ages and interests with numerous ceilidhs and workshops covering a wide range of dance styles - Scottish Country, Highland, Morris, Rapper Sword, Irish, and Playford are typical examples, with plenty of more exotic workshops varying from year to year.

See more information about the history of IVFDF on the main IVFDF website


Folk around Cambridge

Cambridge has a very active Folk Music, Dance and Song scene, both in the town and in the students societies. If you live or study in Cambridge, or are visiting there are lots of chances to get involved even after IVFDF has finished.

Learn more about dancing around Cambridge