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Humber Street Sesh is an annual music festival in Hull.

6 must-see acts at Humber Street Sesh 2023

Humber Street Sesh is just two sleeps away which means it’s time to start planning (if you haven’t already) for one of Hull’s biggest annual events.

There are tonnes of incredible acts set to grace the Sesh stages this year, here are just six to wet your appetite.

Cheidu Oraka

Chiedu Oraka.

This year’s University of Hull Main Stage headliner, Chiedu, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting voices in grime and UK rap.

Raised on a North Hull Estate, the rapper has raised the city’s profile across the country with songs like ‘Men Behaving Badly’ and ‘Darcy’ which have received millions of plays on Spotify and have been staple songs for those in the know within UK rap and grime.

Chiedu, AKA ‘The Black Yorkshireman”, is set to captivate audiences at the Main Stage with his unique and distinctive live performance, that blends raw honesty and lyrical intensity.

Cole LC

Cole LC.

Amongst this year’s Main Stage line ups with potential to attract mass audiences is Cole LC, a 19-year-old Leeds lad with a great future. The influences of Mike Skinner and Lil Baby are evident in his great R&B and pop sound. Cole LC will be making his debut performance at Humber Street Sesh 2023.



Having played the weekly Sesh night, the Halifax-born indie singer Ellur smashed her set at the Great Escape this year in front of a packed audience. Recent years have been crucial to the band’s development, and Ellur has a knack for writing pop bangers that wear her Yorkshire accent and attitude with pride. See her on the University of Hull Main Stage.



The Liverpool four-piece, Casino, made their first performance in the city at Social – right in the centre of the iconic Humber Street.

A classic Northern Soul band with evident influences of Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett; they are a Sesh favourite on the Hull Trains Dead Bod Stage.

Imogen Hart

Imogen Hart.

Having regularly played Hull’s prestigious venues’ open mic nights, Imogen has developed a powerful song writing craft which merges contemporary pop with elements of folk and indie.

Her performances have captured the imagination of Sesh regulars and earned her festival slots across the country including Live at Leeds Festival 2022.

Opening this year’s University of Hull Main Stage, Imogen Hart is one of the city’s brightest talents, possessing vocals that can stop an audience in its tracks.



Having supported indie darlings, Blossoms, across the country in sold-out arenas, the Hull five-piece recently performed at the prestigious Maida Vale for BBC Introducing and have toured the UK numerous times, playing significant venues to eager audiences.

Fever possesses one of the city’s finest songwriters; James Taylor, whose vocals and lyrical wit combine perfectly with the band’s indie sensibilities. Catch them headlining the BBC Introducing Stage.

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