August 3-5


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.

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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 !


Friday 8pm

Joe's Allison trio with special guest Graham Clarke

Kicking off the festival is Joe Tatton's tribute to piano player singer Mose Allison with Graham Clarke on fiddle

Saturday 12.30pm

The Midnight Specials

Foot stomping acoustic jazz & americana four-piece from Derby

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 !

Saturday 4.30pm

Cotton Club Jam Session

Saturday 8pm

Soul Cooker (featuring the Haggis Horns)

The horn section for everyone from Jamiroquai & Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams and many more brings a soul funk party in the evening

Sunday 12.30pm

The House Band - local favourites perform blues and jazz classics, rockin' the Cotton

Sunday 2.30pm

John Ellis

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...

Sunday 4pm

Rodina - Acoustica / Latin Singer Aoife Hearty closes the festival with her beautiful voice and catchy songs backed by a great 6 piece band

Radio 2's Jamie Cullum : "excellent"

Getting there

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