Badly Drawn Boy to Play Cottingham Folk Festival

Festival Crowd Header

The Mercury Music Prize winner will headline the afternoon concert at The Civic Hall on Sunday August 26th.

It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It's been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable career so far of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and magic in the air.

Since then he has released four subsequent studio albums - Have You Fed The Fish? (2002), One Plus One Is One (2004), Born In The UK (2006) and It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes (2010) – and three film soundtracks, About A Boy (2002, from the film of the same name), Is There Nothing We Could Do? (2009, from the Caroline Aherne film The Fattest Man In The UK) and Being Flynn (from the 2012 film of the same name).

Badly Drawn Boy’s soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, remains one of Badly Drawn Boy’s most critically acclaimed and successful albums (certified Gold in the UK) and spawned two singles, ‘Silent Sigh’ and ‘Something To Talk About’.

Published on 27 January 2018 by Ben Robinson

Recent News More news

Upcoming Festivals Browse all

  • ALSO Festival

    8 July - 10 July 2022

    ALSO FESTIVAL8TH - 10TH JULY 2022PARK FARM, COMPTON VERNEY, WARWICKSHIRE ALSO is the festival that brings ideas to life, and returns resplendent for Season Nine to connect and inspire an intimate com...

  • Beat Herder Festival

    14 July - 17 July 2022

    Beat-Herder, the weirdest, wildest and most joyous party in the UK festival calendar announces its first line-up names for 2022, running from 14th - 17th July.  After a two-year break due to the...

  • Big Love Goes Wild!

    15 July - 17 July 2022

    What started out as a homegrown party celebrating the Bristol and Cardiff music scenes has evolved into one of the UK festival season's hidden gems. Still fiercely independent and intimate in size, Bi...