Frequently asked questions

Where is Cottingham?
Cottingham is located midway between the city of Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) and the historic East Yorkshire market town of Beverley, and is reputed to be the largest village in England. The ancient settlement hosts several events during the year, such as Cottingham Springboard Festival, Cottingham Day, and, as of 2015, Cottingham Folk Festival.

Where does the festival take place?
This indoor event takes place in various venues in the village centre, with the main ticketed concerts taking place at The Civic Hall and the historic setting of St Mary’s Church.

Where and how do I buy tickets?
Tickets for the 2022 event are on sale now via our tickets page. They’re also available to purchase via SEE and Eventim.

My tickets haven’t arrived yet. What do I do?
If you booked direct through our website using Eventbrite your ticket(s) will be emailed to the email address you gave upon purchase. Please check your Spam folder in the first instance, and then if you still can’t find the email contact Eventbrite direct who will be happy to help. If you bought your tickets via SEE or Eventim you will need to take up your query with them.

Can I buy a ticket on the day?
Providing tickets have not sold out in advance they will be available to buy online throughout the festival, and on the door. Cash only please.

Will there be seating at the Civic Hall and if so will these be allocated seats?
The Skinny Lister and New Model Army concerts at The Civic Hall are primarily standing affairs. Only a small amount of seating will be available, allocated on a first come first served basis. Please get in touch in an advance should you have any special requirements. The other concerts are all seated. The St Mary’s Church performances are also fully seated, with seats allocated on a first come first served basis. Seats cannot be reserved in advance.

Can I bring the kids?
Absolutely, though under 14’s should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

What is disability access like across the venues?
All events within the two main buildings, The Civic Hall and St Mary’s Church, are disabled friendly. The Civic Hall has automatic doors and raised viewing areas to the side and rear of the Hall, with access via a ramp or chairlift.

Are there any camping facilities available across the weekend?
Sadly not. As far as we are aware there are no campsites in or around Cottingham. There are a number of B&Bs and hotels in nearby Willerby though and a large number of hotels in Hull.

Where can I park?
There are three main car parks in Cottingham – on Market Green (directly in front of The Civic Hall) on King Street (adjacent to the Co-operative Supermarket) and on King Street (behind Heron Foods). No charges are made for using these car parks, and there are no restrictions after 6pm. On-street parking is available throughout the village, but some areas have time restrictions. All cars are left at owners risk.

Can I bring my own alcohol?
The Civic Hall has a fully stocked bar serving a mixture of beers, lager, cider, spirits, ales and soft drinks. Due to licensing restrictions you are not permitted to bring your own drinks into the venues. Please respect the venues and their neighbours by drinking responsibility.

I am no longer able to attend. Can I have a refund?
All tickets are non-refundable.

I manage/represent/play in/really like [insert band name]. What is the application process to play the festival?
The 2019 event is now fully programmed. We’ll start looking at acts for 2020 later in the year. Please email us with as much information as possible, including website links, music and videos etc. We do try to check out every act brought to our attention, though due to the very large volume of applicants it isn’t always possible to reply to every single message we receive.

Last updated 07/06/22.