GIN & JAZZ FESTIVAL
The first weekend of August sees Hartington's first Gin and Jazz festival held at The Charles Cotton Hotel, set in the stunning Peak District National Park.
Great live music from talented local groups to internationally touring artists plus speciality gins and superb local ales provided by Hartington's own Whim ales. Wide range of great music Friday night Through to Sunday night Blues, Jazz, Funk and Soul. Food stands serving barbecue, and a special cocktail bar, along with Facepainting for children and and adults !
Acoustic blues duo who play classic Delta and Chicago blues and their own songs written in the Americana traditions follwed by at 9pm:
JOE’s ALLISON TRIO
with special guest GRAHAM CLARKE
A night of blues and soul-jazz inspired by Ray Charles, Georgie Fame and Mose Allison
THE MIDNIGHT SPECIALS
Foot stomping acoustic gypsy jazz & country styles with quartet of Mandolin, Guitar/fiddle, Double Bass and drums fromDerby
Saturday 3 pm
THE RED CANARY DANCE BAND
20's Lindihop, Charleston & old time Swing from this fantastic young trio - great paired with a summer G&T !
COTTON CLUB JAM SESSION!
Led by Kenny Robertson it's everybody welcome playing any style - Rock and Roll, Punk, Acid-Jazz, Brass-Band ballads, Funk and Disco you name it - bring your voice, trumpet your spoons and washboard but most imprtantly yourself!
SOUL COOKER (featuring the HAGGIS HORNS)
7 piece band including members of The Haggis Horns who have worked for everyone from Jamiroquai & Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams and many more - bringing a soul & funk party in the evening
THE HOUSE BAND - local jazz and blues favourites perform for your pleasure, rockin' the Cotton all over
Exceptional piano and vocals from the secret ingredient in albums by The Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tom Jones, John Squire (The Stone Roses), DJ Vadim amongst many many others...
RODINA - Acoustica / Latin Singer-songwriter Aoife Hearty closes the festival with her beautiful voice and catchy songs backed by a great fiery 6 piece band.
Radio 2's Jamie Cullum : "Excellent!"
Soul & Motown DJ Friday and Saturday 10pm following the live music !
Facepainting for kids (and adults!) Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 12.30 and 3.30pm !
Hartington is located in the Peak National Park between the nearest towns of Buxton, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Leek. Below find a map link and the address:
The Charles Cotton Hotel, Hartington, SK17 0AL
Food & Drink !
Hog Roast / Gin bar / Facepainting
Delicious food will be served all day on Saturday and Sunday along with the speciality cocktails from the Gin Bar and fabulous local ales from Hartington's own Whim ales. Free facepainting for kids (and big kids!) from www.glittercheeks.co.uk
- Free parking in the square and behind the Charles Cotton.
- Camping available from: www.themanifoldinn.co.uk
- Book a room at the Cotton! Go to : www.charlescotton.co.uk