The Shires to headline Cottingham Folk Festival

The Shires
The Shires

The Shires are the latest act to be annoucned for the Cottingham Folk Festival which takes place across the August Bank Holiday Weekend – August 26 to August 28.

They join the previously announced Wilko Johnson and Chas and Dave as headliners, we are very pleased to announce the return of The Shires.

The country duo headlined the inaugural event last year. Since then the act, made up of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes, have had an amazing 12 months completing a fourth sell out UK tour, becoming the first ever UK act to play the legendary Grand Ole Orpy in Nashville, going Gold with their debut album Brave, and most recently joining The Corrs on their huge

arena comeback shows.

Festival organiser, Martyn Rudd, said he was “delighted” to welcome the band back to the village for a very intimate concert at The Civic Hall.

More used to playing to crowds of thousands these days, The Shires wil perform to just a few hundred fans on Sunday August 28, with tickets for the gig going on sale at 10am on Friday February 12

via the festival website.