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

The live music extravaganza will see an incredible line-up of artists descend on Cottingham. Headliners include Scouting For Girls, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Scott Matthews and Lucy Spraggan amongst others.

Blackbeards tea part Cottingham“Voted best band at last year’s Cropredy Convention, and named THE band to see at Glastonbury by the Huffington Post, 2014 also saw Blackbeard’s Tea Party make a huge impact at festivals as diverse as Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk in Spain, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. With this growing reputation, it’s hardly a surprise that they are one of the most in-demand bands on the folk circuit.

Now we’re happy to welcome Blackbeard’s Tea Party to Cottingham Folk Festival with their brand of gutsy folk rock. Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.”


Bagpipes with Attitude, Drums with a Scottish accent, a blazing rock band and a show so hot it should carry its own health warning!


The Red Hot Chilli Pipers were voted Scotland’s ‘Live Act of the Year in 2007 and 2010 at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Since they walked away with the top prize on UK primetime TV talent show, ‘When Will I Be Famous’ in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes!

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.


For further details please goto cottinghamfolkfestival website

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