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

Cottingham is located midway between the city of Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) and the historic market town of Beverley, and is reputed to be the largest village in England.

As a completely independently run festival, our aim is to bring a mix of big names and up and coming artists to the intimate setting of the local village hall.

Since launching in 2015 the festival has played host to performers including Frank Turner, Newton Faulkner, The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy, Ward Thomas, Wilko Johnson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, New Model Army, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Ferocious Dog, Roddy Woomble, The Unthanks, Terrorvision, Holy Moly and the Crackers, Eliza Carthy, Scouting For Girls, Judy Collins, The Wandering Hearts, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, The Magic Numbers, Will Varley, This Is The Kit, Seth Lakeman, Chas & Dave, Skinny Lister, Nerina Pallot, Elles Bailey, Roland Gift, Lucy Spraggan, Chantel McGregor, The Dunwells, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Judie Tzuke, Lucy Rose and Toyah…



From the South and West of England, take the M1 to junction 32 to join the M18 northwards. At the end of the M18 join the M62 eastwards continuing on to the A63. Take the exit towards the Humber Bridge and join the A164 northwards, following the signs to Cottingham (approximately five miles).

From the North of England, if travelling southwards on the A1, take the A1079 from York (signposted “Hull”). Leave at the junction for Beverley and join the A164 southwards, following the signs for Cottingham (approximately 4 miles).



The Civic Hall is situated right in the heart of the village, with various free car parks and travel links to Hull and beyond all within walking distance.



Situated where we are, slap bang in the centre of Cottingham village centre, national chains such as Sainsbury’s Local, Boots, Co-op and Costa can be found within a 5 minute walk of both venues, along with cash machines and a diversity of independent shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaways and pubs.



There are hotels and accommodation to suit all budgets in the surroundings area. From camping pitches to luxury apartments, here are a few examples of what is available within a short drive of Cottingham village centre: