East Riding Council High Street Fund


Cottingham Parish Council



Over the last three or four years, we've lost three of our main venues for various reasons (although we have gained a couple!). Now we're in danger of losing a fourth: the future of the Civic Hall (Venue 1) is uncertain. There are various parties with differing ideas on its future. Cottingham Springboard Live Music venue is backing the Save Our Civic Hall group, which believes the use of the hall should remain in public hands for public use of everyone, rather than certain charity or private groups that might restrict the types of activities the venue can be used for. Please support the Civic Hall: click the image above.

Ones To Watch in 2017
(more coming shortly!)


The Ming City Rockers

Headlining Venue 1: The Civic Hall Stage on the Sunday

Mikey Beats
Beatboxing for you at Venue:2 The King Billy on the Saturday



Please use the venue links above to see the programme for a particular venue,
and the details of those managing stages
This site will be continuously updated up until the festival kickoff,
so please keep checking back for updated information.




26th 27th 28th May




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The 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