Please use the venue links above to see the
programme for a particular venue.


This site is currently in the process of being updated for the 2015 festival; as always please bear with us as things are moved around and updated. Details of Venue Organisers and the venues they are running and who to contact to get a gig etc will appear here over the next couple of weeks. Keep checking back!


22nd 23rd 24th May



Tenth Anniversary Weekend

It's our tenth anniversary and we will be putting on some special music

events for you in addition to our regular venues.

As always we will need volunteers for the weekend, but for Springboard Ten we will need a few extra. If you're interested, youu can commit from one hour up to as many hours as you like over the weekend; we'll cover you for expenses and make sure you're looked after. If this sounds like something you'd like to get involved with, contact Jayney on ... we look forward to hearing from you



Why not hop over to our Flickr group and add your previous festival photos there for all to see :-)




New Adelphi Club, Hull


One of the original inspirations for the Springboard event's desire to showcase fresh, unsigned local original talent (other than John Peel and an intense dislike of karaoke) 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). 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 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 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.

She is stardust
She is golden

And she's found her way
Back to the garden