Terrovision + Black Water County
Thursday August 26th 2021 – 7pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham
Forming in 1988, Terrorvision found fame in the 1990’s with a string of singles including “Oblivion”, “Middleman”, “Pretend Best Friend”, “Alice What’s The Matter?”, “Perseverance”, “Celebrity Hit List” and “Josephine”, though it is probably the 1999 smash hit “Tequila” for which the Bradford pop-rockers are best known. Currently working on a new album, the band are still fronted by Tony Wright, alongside original members Mark Yates and Leigh Marklew. Dorset based folk-punk-rockers Black Water County are on support duty with an energetic set of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling tunes in a usually chaotic live show…
£25adv | Book here
Scott Matthews + Izzie Walsh
Thursday August 26th 2021 – 7.30pm // St Mary’s Church, Cottingham
A welcome return to the festival for Scott Matthews. The singer-songwriter is touring around a number of churches and unusual spaces with natural ambiences suited to his newfound lo-fi sounds. “It will be one man and a guitar with a wave of electronica washing over me. I am fascinated by thought provoking sounds and how they totally immerse the listener and encourage them to dig a little deeper into their being. I think these songs will prick people’s ears up. They’ll keep people on their toes and hopefully their electronic grace will sweep them off their feet too.”
£17.50adv (UNRESERVED SEATS) | Book here
This Is The Kit + Smoke Fairies + Native Harrow
Friday August 27th 2021 – 7pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham
This is the Kit is the musical project of Paris-via-Bristol singer/songwriter Kate Stables, as well as the band she fronts. Currently promoting fifth album ‘Off Off On’, the band are set to play their biggest headline show to date at the Royal Albert Hall in London next spring. If you thought you didn’t like the banjo, This Is The Kit will prove you wrong as Kate rips forward with a hypnotic twang pattern and a voice of rare beauty, accompanied by a backing band of minimal psychedelia. Intimate all seated show, limited to 300 tickets. Not to be missed.
£25adv (UNRESERVED SEATS) | Book here
Graeme Clarke (Wet Wet Wet) + support
Friday August 27th 2021 – 7.30pm // St Mary’s Church, Cottingham
In addition to his exploits with the highly successful Wet Wet Wet, Graeme Clark is well established as a solo artist. Graeme says “ I am delighted to be playing the Cottingham Folk Festival performing acoustically with renowned violinist Fiona Cuthill and multi instrumentalist Stevie Lawrence, bringing a folk vibe, to my solo and band tracks”.
An experienced performer who engages the crowd, Graeme will play St Marys Church in between a hectic schedule with his band.
£15adv (UNRESERVED SEATS) | Book here
Snake Davis: Burden of Paradise
Saturday August 28th 2021 – 1.30pm // St Mary’s Church, Cottingham
Sax man Snake hits the road again in 2021 with his almost acoustic line-up “Burden of Paradise” for a series of intimate concerts. The band was formed seven years ago with three of his very favorite musician friends. Breathtaking skill, warm co-operation and witty anarchic banter. BoP invites its audience into a world of tenderness, virtuosity and human frailty. No drums. Just voice, saxophone and a pulsing engine room of double bass and guitar. BoP’s unique interpretations of evocative songs from Dylan to Dowland are spell-binding. Intimate all seated show.
£18adv | Book here
Ferocious Dog + Holy Moly and the Crackers + Gaz Brookfield
Saturday August 28th 2021 – 7pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham
With the power and aggression of punk-rock and the poignant, meaningful lyrics of folk, Ferocious Dog have created a truly unique and magnificent sound. Veterans of the live music scene, the band have spent recent years honing their skills by touring relentlessly both in the UK and beyond. Ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band Holy Moly and the Crackers play main support.
Come along for the ride – the craziest party in town always has room for one more..
£22.50adv | Book here
Emily Barker + Jade Helliwell
Saturday August 28th 2021 – 7.30pm // St Mary’s Church, Cottingham
Emily Barker is an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known as the writer and performer of the theme to the BBC’s hugely successful crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.
As a performer, Barker is captivating and accomplished, with an adept understanding of audiences that finds her equally at home touring with punk troubadour Frank Turner as she is with American multi-Grammy-winning musician Mary Chapin Carpenter.
£15adv (UNRESERVED SEATS) | Book here
The Wandering Hearts + Emma Stevens + Demi Marriner (AFTERNOON SHOW)
Sunday August 29th 2021 – 1.30pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham
To paint a picture of The Wandering Hearts one would need to find their most blood red hard earned brush. An Americana / Country music group from London that came together almost in defiance of the current zeitgest of rhinestone hats and Fender guitar UK country-rock that has jumped onto the proverbial bandwagon in the last two years.
Special stipped back performance from the former festival headliners…
£15adv (UNRESERVED SEATS) | SOLD OUT
Badly Drawn Boy + Kathryn Williams
Sunday August 29th 2021 – 7.30pm // The Civic Hall, Cottingham
Damon Gough returns to Cottingham in support of his first new album in nearly a decade. Always one to wear his heart on his sleeve, ‘Banana Skin Shoes’ is a truly personal & heartfelt collection of songs from the Mancunian singer-songwriter, a huge statement of intent & the most glorious, colourful warming, honest pop record you’ll hear this year.
Intimate all seated show, limited to 300 tickets.
£27.50adv (UNRESERVED SEATS) | Book here