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Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th

and Sunday 27th August

Returning for it’s third outing this summer, the Cottingham Folk Festival takes place across the August Bank Holiday Weekend in the picturesque East Yorkshire village of Cottingham, near Hull.

The live music extravaganza will see an incredible line-up of artists descend on what is thought to be the largest village in the UK. Headliners include Scouting For Girls, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Scott Matthews and Lucy Spraggan amongst others.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor
+ Emma Stevens + Emma King
Thursday August 24th 2017 – 7.00pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham

Rising to prominence fronting indie-rock band Theaudience in the late 1990’s, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has since achieved widespread success in her own right, with five top 40 albums under her belt. Best known for her hit singles “Murder on The Dancefloor” and “Take Me Home”, her latest record “Familia”, released in September 2016, was produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt. Catch her open the festival on Thursday August 24th…



Red Hot Chilli Pipers + Blackbeard’s Tea Party
Friday August 25th 2017 – 7.00pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham

Bagpipes with Attitude, Drums with a Scottish accent, a blazing rock band and a show so hot it should carry its own health warning! Taking their signature ‘Bagrock’ sound to the masses, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, rocking far-flung shores from Melbourne to Milwaukee and everywhere in between. Be sure not to miss them when they arrive in Cottingham on Friday August 25th, with support from the excellent Blackbeard’s Tea Party. Early ticket purchase advised…



Kitty, Daisy & Lewis + The Buffalo Skinners + Gilded Thieves
Saturday August 26th 2017 – 1.30pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham

Described as “a gift to those of us who still believe in magic” (The Observer), London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are awesomely talented songwriters and multi-instrumentalist musicians. Starting out young, they have inspired audiences and gathered an impressive fan base from Amy Winehouse and Eagles Of Death Metal to David Lynch. Each rotating on different instruments with a set that includes R&B, jazz, soul, blues, ska, country, rock ‘n’ roll and more, the trio mix up genres to perfection!



Jon Palmer Acoustic Band + The Duncan McFarlane Band + Fiona Lee
Saturday August 26th 2017 – 1.30pm // The Darby and Joan Hall, Cottingham

Special co-headline show featuring two of the finest folk-rock bands in the UK. The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band are best described as “a cross between The Pogues and Oysterband, with a bit of The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors thrown in for good measure”.  The Duncan McFarlane Band have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2000. Their heady blend of traditional folk, with driving rhythm and vibrant energy, has gone down a storm with festival audiences across the UK – don’t miss ‘em!



Joanne Shaw Taylor + Big Boy Bloater and The Limits
Saturday August 26th 2017 – 7.30pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world and released critically acclaimed albums, gaining a global fanbase and playing alongside some of her musical idols. Joanne is a bona fide star with famous fans across the guitar world including Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Glenn Hughes and John Mayall to name but a few.



Merry Hell + The Jar Family
Saturday August 26th 2017 – 7.30pm // The Darby and Joan Hall, Cottingham

Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. They have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They are continuing to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances. With very special guests The Jar Family. Imagine, if you can, Steam Punk infused Bob Dylan wrestling The Pogues with Bez in a top-hat. Intrigued?! You should be…



Lucy Spraggan + Beth McCarthy + Fudgey
Sunday August 27th 2017 – 1.30pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham

Lucy Spraggan is that rarest of things – a genuine singer/songwriter who the ‘X-Factor’ somehow stumbled upon, she was a favourite on the show in 2012 but had to withdraw due to illness. Four years and, now, four albums later we have ‘I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing…’, a record written from the heart. Produced by Jon Maguire and mastered by John Davies at Metropolis, the album features 13 tracks, including ‘Dear You’, a haunting, heart-wrenching piano ballad released last summer.



Scott Matthews + Tom Kay + Brodie Milner + Emily-Pepsi Thomson
Sunday August 27th 2017 – 1.30pm // The Darby and Joan Hall, Cottingham

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Scott Matthews’ ground-breaking debut album, Passing Stranger. The bold mix of folk, rock, blues and Eastern-inspired song-writing earned Scott serious critical acclaim, and in 2007 his first single ‘Elusive’ won the Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’. From here Scott went on to perform on a number of international sell-out tours with respected artists such as Bert Jansch, Robert Plant, Foo Fighters and Rufus Wainwright.



Scouting For Girls + The Dunwells
Sunday August 27th 2017 – 7.30pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham

Since they burst onto the scene in 2007 with their unstoppable million selling debut album featuring classic tracks “It’s Not About You”, “She’s So Lovely”, “Elvis Ain’t Dead”, “Heartbeat” and “I Wish I Was James Bond”, the trio have gone from strength to strength. From sold out tours to triple platinum sales, a series of hit singles and a triumphant Greatest Hits album, Scouting For Girls have evolved into one of the most popular bands on the circuit.

£35 – last few tickets!!!


Jess and The Bandits + The Mighty and the Moon + Laura Oakes
Sunday August 27th 2017 – 7.30pm // The Darby and Joan Hall, Cottingham

Country music really is a powerful thing. It unites fans, and it brings bands together too. Jess and the Bandits are the living proof. Frontwoman Jessica Clemmons, the singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas with the big voice and the warm personality, bonded with the four Brits who make up the Bandits over their mutual love of the music. Now they’re turning that shared affection into some of the most accessible country-pop-rock of the year. Last seen at the 2015 festival, the band will close the event on Sunday August 27th.



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