Please use the venue links above to see the
programme for a particular venue.
Friday 24th May - Saturday 25th May - Sunday 26th May
Venue 1 : The King William IV
Venue 2 : The Hallgate Tavern
Venue 3 : The Blue Bell
Venue 4 : The Duke Of Cumberland
Venue 5 : The Cross Keys
Venue 6 : The Black Prince
Venue 7 : The Railway
You can share your photographic Springboard memories via Flickr on our group page:
The original inspiration for the Springboard event's desire to showcase fresh, unsigned local original talent was fired by Hull's New Adelphi Club and its commitment to taking a risk with new or little-known acts (ask around, you'll soon discover many of them went on to fame and fortune). This year we'd like to thank Paul Jackson at the Adelphi for that inspiration, and show our solidarity with promoters who engage with grassroots music and encourage its accessibility for everyone.
Dedicated To The Memory Of Lesley Caruana
The Springboard team would like to dedicate the Cottingham Springboard Free Live Music Festival to the memory of Lesley Caruana, who passed on in December after a long and determined fight against cancer. Wife of Dennis (who was one of the original Springboard founders and still continues his involvement), Lesley actively supported the festival and the Springboard organisers and musicians right from the festival's beginning. From her hospitality to the festival's performers to her inspiration of individual musicians, she was a great friend to many many people, and will be sorely missed by the Springboard community.