Hull’s very own CORNUCOPIA FESTIVAL 26 – 28 September


Now in its third year Cornucopia is a family friendly festival that celebrates the changing of the season from Summer into Autumn. The word Cornucopia means the ‘Horn of Plenty’, referring to the harvest festival. Our cornucopia’s ‘horn of plenty‘ is filled with music, theatre, comedy, art, food and ale – what better way to celebrate this age old tradition!

This year the festival is moving to a new home, the beautiful Elizabethan Burton Constable Hall just outside the City. During the late 60s and early 70s musical legends such as ‘Free’, ‘The Pretty Things’, ‘The Move‘ played here. This year ‘The Animals and Friends’ headline on the opening day, Friday 26th Sept , celebrating their 50 years as a band with such hits as ‘House of the Rising Sun’, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ and ‘We’ve Got To Get Out of This Place.’ The fantastic Big Country headline Saturday 27th Sept celebrating their 30th anniversary. This year’s line-up also includes Henry Priestman (ex-Christians) and the Keston Cobblers Club, described as foot stomping mod-folk music.

As you can see from the full line up on the Ad (over the page) Cornucopia Festival has an eclectic mix of music including; country singer from Canada, Lynne Hanson, ‘Apu’ with their stunning Peruvian Inca pipe music. Manchester band ‘Bluebird Kid Clark’, and Laurel Canyons provide us with two Indie Bands, while ‘Shanti‘ are a 7 piece Reggae collective from London and Guitar duo ‘Farino’ provide the sound of the Latino Guitar. The ‘Off the Road Stage’ is a new addition to Cornucopia Festival this year, with its own unique brand of cabaret, music dance and comedy. Other music on offer is ‘Humber Beat’ throughout, showcasing brilliant bands and musicians from Hull including, ‘The Hillbilly Troope’, ‘The Happy Endings’, ‘Mighty and the Moon’, ‘Black Delta Movement’, ‘Quick Silver Kings’, ‘Young Jack’, ‘Emily Moulton’, ‘Street Urchin’, ‘Psychedelic Super Skiffle Band’, ‘Rosie and the Thorns’, ‘Beggars Bridge’, Neil Thomas, and Ellie Pollard. There are various indoor and outdoor performance stages and the festival village also hosts a selection of food and craft stalls. The festival is a weekend event with a camping and caravan site, but day visitors are also welcome. Tickets are on sale now!