Humber Street Sesh returns to Hull Marina in 2022

Hull’s multi-award winning music festival, Humber Street Sesh, will return to Hull Marina this year.

This year’s festival will take place on Saturday 13 August.

Dave Mayes, Humber Street Sesh director, said “Hull Marina is home territory – we know the site inside out. We put on the first festival ten years ago with a few bands in warehouses down Humber Street.

“Navigating this urban landscape, with its obstacles and new developments is always a challenge but we can’t wait to get cracking with the team to deliver a first-class event on the Marina again.”

It will be three years since the festival has taken place at its spiritual home on the Marina.

The coronavirus pandemic prevented the festival from taking place in 2020. In 2021, due to flood prevention work on the marina, the festival took place in Queens Gardens with support from Hull City Council.

Humber Street Sesh started in 2012 to provide a powerful platform for emerging artists in the region. By 2019, the event featured line-up of UK national emerging artists like The Hunna, The Blinders and Yonaka.

This year, Humber Street Sesh 2022 will return to its roots showcasing more than 100 acts celebrating Hull’s incredible artists, many of whom have gained national attention.

As well as live music, the festival features other events and activities such as dance performances, a silent disco and a skate park. Photo credit: Tom Arran.

Director, Mark Page said “Right now, the city’s music scene is stronger than ever with bands playlisted on Radio 1 and 6, touring nationally and internationally and playing big festivals like The Great Escape and SXSW in Texas.

“Low Hummer’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Modern Tricks
for Living’ has also reached the top 40! We’ve a lot to be proud of and celebrate as a city of music – this year’s festival promises to be something really special.”

This year’s festival will take place on the east side of the Marina, with a free fringe area encompassing Humber Street and Stage@thedock that will stage some events. The fringe area will allow Marina businesses to operate without festival constraints and lessen the impact of the event on residential areas.

Humber Street Sesh early bird tickets are on sale from now until June 9.

You can purchase tickets or find out more about the festival here.

Image of Stagecoach bus in Beverley Road