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Trinity Live will return for a fifth year

Trinity Live returns to market for fifth year

A free music event which has become a big favourite in Hull’s live entertainment scene returns for the fifth year this week, presenting top local talent in a party atmosphere at Trinity Indoor Market.

Trinity Live will resume this Thursday (14 March) with an early start and a bumper line-up of five performers from the city’s array of musical talent.

The season will continue with more free live music every Thursday through to December, with the market’s fantastic food and drink stalls staying open for the show.

Trinity Live made its debut in 2019 in the run-up to the annual, and enormously popular, Humber Street Sesh festival. It has become established as one of the city’s most successful live music events and is expected to be even more popular this year with HullBID again stepping up to help spread the word.

The project is part of a package of events which includes Hull Street Food Nights, Trinity Festival Rebooted and a Teenage Market and is supported by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. In addition Hull City Council has committed a total of £50,000 over two years and HullBID will contribute £20,000.

The first of this year’s Trinity Live sessions will run from 5 – 9pm and tie in with the Tower of Light and Cultural Tides events in the city centre. The next 11 events will run from 6 – 9pm every Thursday until 30 May, with the first season featuring a total of 38 performances from bands and solo artists all selected by Sesh Events. Details of the Trinity Live schedules for the rest of the year will be announced once the acts are confirmed.

Mark Page of Sesh Events said: “We are proud to be curating the fifth year of Trinity Live within Trinity Indoor Market. It’s an event that touches the heart of the community and one that’s captivated many, with regular turn outs of 300-plus every Thursday.

“It works on so many levels, being a free event, starting early and welcoming all ages, whilst showcasing the varied independent traders within the marketplace, and allowing us at Sesh to provide a great platform for the musical talent that we possess as a region. Working closely alongside the Hull City Council events team, we are delivering an accessible event that brings people together and one that puts smiles on many faces every week. It’s simply magical!

In addition to Trinity Live, fans of local live music are looking forward to the final round of the current season of Trinity Live Rebooted, which will present around 50 performances in bars around the city centre on Saturday 30 March starting at 2pm.

The events dovetail with a wider live music programme which includes weekly Sesh nights at the Polar Bear Music Club every Tuesday and the annual Humber Street Sesh extravaganza at Hull Marina,

Mark said: “We’re blessed for talent in Hull, and with us providing multiple platforms throughout the year around the city and at Social in Humber Street we are able to develop a talent pipeline, breeding confidence within and creating regular opportunities galore for artists to perform.” 

Cllr Rob Pritchard, portfolio holder for culture at Hull City Council said: “I’m delighted that Trinity Live is back again for its fifth year, and again is supported by a new season of Trinity Rebooted. 

“Accessible live local music across the city plays an important component in our cultural fabric.  As well as audiences supporting local independent traders and the city centre’s early evening economy, both Trinity Live and Trinity Rebooted help to develop and champion our local music scene.” 

Kathryn Shillito, HullBID Executive Director, said: “Trinity Live is a great event in its own right and also a welcome sign that summer is on the way with a wide variety of festivals and activities which always bring a real vibrancy to the city centre.

“We’ll be working closely with Hull City Council and the organisers of Trinity Live to help the event reach a wider audience and to attract the crowds to enjoy the free entertainment and to support the businesses which are so important to our city centre.

“We’ll be announcing details soon of the HullBID events programme for 2024. People can expect the return of Dino Day, Superhero Day and Hull Street Food Nights, so Trinity Live is just the start!”    

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