Welcome to Coastival and the beautiful Yorkshire Coast

This year we’re all about exploring and celebrating this wonderful coast, its landscapes, people and stories in all their glory! Be put behind bars, go under water, have a magical illuminated adventure or have your selfie animated on a giant scale with our four new Coastival Commissions. Join us for a weekend of headline acts including Cast, Asian Dub Foundation, Snake Davis and Hope & Social, plus loads of other free music events for a variety of tastes.

Enjoy our mini film festival, visit workshops, performances and artist talks. Animated Objects Theatre bring us The Song of the Leviathan, and if visual arts are your thing, then explore the various galleries around town. There’s the return of Rollercoastival, with even more creative stuff for kids, plus our spectacular opening event Polar Quest, which takes us on a journey over the icy wastes (otherwise known as Scarborough Seafront!) by Shackleton and his crew.

Thank you for your continued support over the years and we hope you have a fabulous weekend! Keep visiting the website to keep up with our news!

The Coastival Team

Latest News

The piano now standing on platform three … Chance to play a track at the station!

February 05, 2016

The piano now standing on platform three … Chance to play a track at the station!

Train travellers leaving or arriving in Scarborough could be playing some tracks of their own thanks to a handily-placed piano! The organisers of Scarborough arts festival Coastival are putting a piano in the station in the lead...

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February 03, 2016

Parade leads the way for Coastival 2016 celebration - More than 100 events to grace February event

EVERYTHING from a spectacular seafront parade and giant talking heads to art work behind prison bars and underwater lights and music will feature when the Coastival arts festival bursts into life in Scarborough from 12th to...

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February 01, 2016

Fine art flourishes at Coastival festival - Galleries get set for busy weekend

Scarborough’s art galleries and other imaginative venues are gearing up as artists prepare to show their work during Coastival. Artists working with paint, glass, textiles, paper, print and poetry will all exhibit during Coastival, from 12th...

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