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WELCOME TO YOUR FESTIVAL Humber Street Sesh organiser Mark Page gets ready to celebrate the creative brilliance of the city
appy 5th Birthday to us. How did we get here? From a weekly live music night spawned a festival of epic proportions. A unique festival that celebrates the creative brilliance of the region, one that gave a city an arts identity and brought ght a sense of cultural wellbeing to Hull. It was claimed by many to be the catalyst that gave Hull its City of Culture status. A bold claim, but one that we’re happy to acknowledge humbly. Humber Street Sesh is a day where community celebrates itself in all its glory. Over 1,000 local creatives will be performing across 14 stages, with 200+ acts featured on Hull’s l’s Marina. Though the festival focuses on music, it’s embedded with art and is a powerful platform for many of our local artists. With the Fruit Market and Marina development ongoing, this year has seen us work closely with the Council and developers and we thank them for their cooperation. Leader Steve Brady and his council team have shown us great support again this year, and a special mention goes to Helen Thackeray who has helped us at every turn again this year. With 32,000 expected at our ﬁfth festival, we have to give thanks to the wonderful support we’ve received from sponsors and partners that help us stage such a big event. And, of course, we must acknowledge dge those who have helped behind the scenes.
HSS is not a fully-ﬂedged event company, it’s a company of three, myself, Dave Mays From Fruit and Justine Peacock from Prestige Support Ltd. The three of us work on the festival all year and along the way we are aided by the fabulous team behind Welly/Fruit/ Bear, and the artistic skills of Joseph Cox of H&H. Daniel Mawer who came on board last year to help with the weekly Sesh Live music night has proved an invaluable sidekick, helping us programme the
Festival organiser Mark Page.
tribute to luke lavelle
Humber Street Sesh would like to pay tribute to the late Luke Lavelle, who sadly passed away in June. Luke was a lovely guy, an unbelievable talent, and was the charismatic frontman of Lavellion, a local rock band who many thought were on the cusp of greatness a few years back. He will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace Luke.
whole festival. Dave Courtney, from The Polar Bear has been instrumental in organising the food concessions and festival market with the support of the Goodwin Development Trust. And we must give thanks to Leanne Cloudsdale and Debi Keable for helping us deliver a full arts itinerary. There are many others we could mention, from Hanna Lutkin and Ali Hubbard who take on production duties and organise everyone on the day, to Mike Wilkinson and his team from ITSL who take care of the
PLEASE COME ALONG, BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY, AND ENJOY WHAT WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER sound sou and light. Also thanks to the City of Culture team and Sam Hunt Cul for their invaluable advice and support. Thanks too to Isabelle sup Tracy Tra who has provided us with the tools to help transform the city’s cultural offer. cit This year at Humber Street Sesh Ses will see us forge stronger alliances with BBC Introducing all Rand Ran and Radio Humberside, who have their own stage and handpicked some of the region’s han ﬁnest ﬁne to perform on it. Thanks Katy Kat Noone. We’re also very proud to have joined forces with the brilliant joi Strummerville Foundation who Str will wil join forces with the Hull’s own Warren Records to host an incredible line-up at Fruit. inc The Main Stage is kindly supported by the HSS’s biggest supporters, The University Of Hull, and will see an array of amazing performers culminating in a headline performance from festival faves, Counting Coins. Please come along, bring the whole family, and enjoy what wha we have put together. Let’s Let all enjoy one another’s company, and celebrate what a com very ver special city we are.
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Advance £7 Wristbands are available from Chinese Laundry, Beasleys, Disc Discovery, Minster Records (Beverley), Thieving Harrys, Fruit, Polar Bear, O’Rileys, Queens, Poorboy Clothing. And from selected Barclays Branches across the City. Wristbands are also available online through www.hullboxofﬁce.co.uk Limited Wristbands available on the day at £10. Under 12’s go free when accompanied by an adult.
OUT WITH THE OLD - IN WITH THE NEW Ian Midgley examines how far Hull’s Fruit Market et has come in recent r m onths a nd looks looks forward forw ward to to a bright, bri right, months and Bohemian, B ohemian, future future
t’s been a long old haul. For as long as most of ber Hull’ss us can remember een a Fruit Market has been conundrum. Even when the banan nana a apple wholesalers and banana rea importers who gave the area i its name still traded out off its houses – a ramshackle warehouses ollection ion of cobbled together collection stor torage age vast packing areas and storage ious that this is rooms – it was obvious d of a major jor was an area in need
pick-me-up. a Hul Hull The Fruit Markett and Marina should have been two e spots of prime reall estate, y the t wat water’ er’ss idyllically located by water’s edge and, despite the best sportin ting ga ravages of time, stilll sporting alll of of Bohemian, distinct charm al its own. ted from And yet, separated the rest of the city centre by w of Cast astle le the unrelenting ﬂow Castle ly stuck ck out Street and seemingly
TTHE HE NEW N £700,000 STAGE @ THE DOCK AMPITHEATRE WELCOME A MPIIT ITH TH HEATRE IS READ TO WELCO OME ITS FIRST BUMS SEATS B UMS O ON SEAT TS AND YOU LOTS AT THE HUMBER STREET SESH WILL THE ST TRE REEET ET S ESH W ILL BE AMONG TH HE FIRST FIRST TTO O EEXPERIENCE XPERIENCE IITT on a limb, one regeneration eneration er failed to scheme after another materialise or stumbled mbled at the ﬁrst hurdle. That was then, this is now. ow. Humber Street and nd the surrounding Fruit Market area ea will still be far from m ﬁnished hed when the Sesh descends ends on n it it on on Saturday, August 6,, but any anyone one with eyes will be able to see ee tha thatt progress is ﬁnally here. Work by developers Wykeland ers Wykel keland and Beal in partnership p with Hu Hull ll City Council is in an advan advanced vanced ced stage as the new planned lanned £80m urban village takes shape, turning from artists’ m artists sts’ impressions on a page age into a long-overdue reality. ty. From the eastern n end of the market where the shiny hiny new ew C4DI building stands ds – the golden C-3PO to The e Deep’s ’s silvery R2-D2 across the wa way – to the new cobbles on the west quayside, abutting tting the bobbing masts of the he yachts hts in the Marina, this is a site tha that is rapidly changing g beyond nd recognition.
Between these two bookmarks ,Humber Street is shaking off its dilapidated facade, new bars such as Butler Whites are taking up residence while other independent traders such as Pineapple furniture looks set to maintain the area’s quirky character. The new £700,000 Stage@ The Dock amphitheatre is read to welcome its ﬁrst bums on seats and you lucky lots at the Humber Street Sesh will be among the ﬁrst to experience it. Behind the main thoroughfares, 109 new one, two and three-bedroom homes are taking shape, putting in a place the foundations for a self-contained community that will help sustain the new “arts quarter” and the avalanche of cafés, bars, boutiques, shops and galleries that, if all goes according to plan, should soon start arriving. As the grafﬁti decorating the walls in and around the Fruit Market keep reminding us “change is happening”. It is. And we’re already starting to see what it will look like.
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counting coins Eclectic ska/punk/hiphop five-piece are looking forward to topping the bill at the University of Hull stage. Hannah Robinson talks to the band
arry Burnby, Matty Dennison, Rob Green, Sam Burnham and Will Chalk are getting ready for the big one, as Counting Coins have been honoured with the University of Hull Main Stage headline slot. The ska/punk/gypsy/hiphop outﬁt that started life in 2009 have tried their best to keep the news a secret, but admittedly were rather loose-lipped. “We have so much support from friends and family that it was a loosely leaked secret,” says Will. “I think we’ve been asked to headline because of how hard we have been working,” adds Harry. “We’re continuously gigging and tour Europe, and I think Mark saw that we had really honed in on our sound. “We’ve been given the opportunity to grow and grow, and I think we’ve shown that now.” The band can’t wait to perform at HSS because it is
“unlike other festivals”. Will says: “It’s not a themed festival, which makes it different. You go to a lot of national festivals and they are tailored towards a particular genre, but Humber Street Sesh caters for almost everyone.” With the ending slot to what will, hopefully, be a bright, sunny day, the group want to let their music do the talking, but aren’t adverse to a backdrop or two. “We were looking at bringing in performers but they’re so expensive for what you get,” says Harry. “We would have to spend so much time with them as well because of the change-up in our music.” Will adds: “There are ways to ramp up the performance, we have thought about backdrops, but it’s our sound that has got us to where we are and I think that is what people want to hear.” “We don’t need gimmicks,” says Rob, “we have our sound and that is what makes our
Singer Harry Burnby.
performances so unique.” With hopes of a bouncing crowd come rain or shine, the quintet feel their music can deliver a message. “We’re fun and people can jump around,” says Harry, “but if you listen to the lyrics they do have a sociopolitical message. “Every song should have a meaning, whether it be political or from the heart – we don’t just
churn out lyrics.” Will says: “We can reveal that we will be professionally recording the Humber Street Sesh performance for YouTube perhaps.” “Although we have played around Europe and sold out gigs, it means a lot that this is a Hull crowd, and we know they are going to be a great audience,” says Rob.
SET TO IMPRESS THE HOME CROWD For the fourth year straight, Bud Sugar bring their exciting summery sounds to the Humber Street Sesh stage. Hannah Robinson catches up with the local group
hat does a band do when they’re playing Humber Street Sesh for the fourth time? Headline the Deadbod stage, that’s what. Bud Sugar will be bringing their summery sound to the throng of indie, and want to bring some excitement along, too. Singer Bacary Bax says: “Humber Street Sesh always gets bigger and better. “This festival really makes you want to impress the home crowd and to get them listening to your music. We incorporate dancers to make it that bit more exciting.” Having performed at the festival from almost its humble beginnings, Bud Sugar, who are known for their YouTube videos and even getting US citizens to speak Hull slang, believe it still has the potential to go further. “When we ﬁrst played it was just two streets big,” says Bacary. “Don’t get me wrong, people were there to see a
great festival and it was a great experience for the city, but now it could rival Leeds Festival if it tried. “If the location was moved to a bigger or less residential site, there is no reason why we couldn’t bring bigger names and crowds to this authentic grass roots festival.” With a new EP currently on the horizon, the band have spent the summer in the US and raising funds for a community Slip’n’Slide event outside St Stephen’s shopping centre. But the main excitement for the year has been Sesh. “It really is the highlight of the year for local bands,” Bacary says.
IT IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE LIKE US TO REACH OUT TO A HUGE AUDIENCE
“It is a huge opportunity for people like us to reach out to a huge audience. There are thousands of people walking around waiting to listen to your music. “We will be checking out a lot of the other acts on the day and showing our support for the festival. We have a lot of friends performing as well so it’s a great day for everyone.” But this year looks set to be Bud Sugar at last years Slip’n’Slide evnts outside St Stephen’s Shopping Centre.
the best yet for the group. Bacary says: “We have been put on the folk stage before and even on the main stage during the day, but this headlining slot is great. “It’s hard to get a slot like this at any other festival, and it’s the perfect lead up to the UK City of Culture 2017. “It’s exciting to see where it’s all going to head in the future.”
With new material and a back catalogue of tracks, LIFE talk to Hannah Robinson about headlining the BBC Introducing stage
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hey are a band heralded by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Radio 1’s Huw Stevens and Annie Mac – and they’ve got their ﬁrst headline slot at Humber Street Sesh. Taking on the Alternative Main Stage – rebranded the BBC Introducing Stage for this year – Life can’t wait for their performance. “You can really tell this festival is community-based because everyone is in it together,” says frontman Mez Green. “Nobody cares who is on at what time or whether someone is headlining. Don’t get me wrong, it is very humbling to be asked to headline and it means loads to us, but we would open the festival if we were asked. “We just love the atmosphere and love playing there.” Having performed at last year’s Leeds and Reading Festival and continuously touring around the UK, Life
LIFE HAVE MANAGED TO MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES AS ONE OF THE RISING BANDS TO COME OUT OF HULL
have managed to make a name for themselves as one of the rising bands to come out of Hull. Mez says: “If you look at other festivals we’ve played such as Live @ Leeds, they all have their roots at where Humber Street Sesh is now. “They all started out as a similar vibe and I think it has the potential to be huge and get some international acts involved. “The festival will grow and grow, and people will see in a couple of years just how great it has become.” With new material having recently been released, the group will be performing this alongside their back catalogue on a stage they feel is appropriate for them to play. “We’re so happy it’s the BBC Introducing stage because we have worked so closely with them over the years,” says Mez. “It will be great to celebrate their achievements and we will be playing for them. “Last year, the audiences were out listening to music in the pouring rain, so we’re sure the crowds will be just as great this year. I’ll be there from as soon as it opens to catch all the music.”
FEATURE Battle of the Bands 2015 at The Grifﬁn, Anlaby Road, Hull. Pictured is Reloaded from left is David Hought, Steve Shaw, Rich Baldwin, Chris Headspith and Neil Baker.
THE ULTIMATE BAND SHOWDOWN Competition winners will get the chance to kick start the main stage at this year’s Humber Street Sesh says Hannah Robinson
his year’s opening slot will be given to the winner of the Battle Of The Bands, a sister competition to the Mail’s Star Search competition. With a chance to appear on the University of Hull main stage as the festival gets underway, the winning group will also win £500, a top spot at the upcoming Tribfest, promotional photos, studio time and a CD. Vicky Norman, organiser of the Star Search competition, says: “We hold a competition for singers and duos with musical accompaniments, and we have our ever-popular Junior Star Search, but we realised we needed something to
incorporate all the great bands in the city. “Humber Street Sesh is a great platform for any band, so to be voted onto it is amazing for the winner. As will a chance to perform at Tribfest later on in the year. “As with the main Star Search competition, the winning band will be given promotional photographs by Fotoworx and recording time at Element Studios. They will also get to perform at the Hull City Hull this month for the Star Search 2016 ﬁnal.” The ﬁrst heat was held at The New Grifﬁn in Anlaby in Wednesday, July 6, with bands showing great promise to get the festival going.
Progress Report from left Olly Stockley, George Bates, Matty Horth, and James Sampson.
Photo by Dan Hutchinson Photography.
ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?
They might be too heavy for the main stage but Three Day Millionaires will celebrate their anniversary headlining the Rock stage this year. Hannah Robinson finds out more
ot many bands can say a city-wide festival was the scene of their ﬁrst gig, but for Three Day Millionaires, they will be celebrating their two-year anniversary with a headlining slot. Set to take on the Rock Warehouse stage, the quartet will be capping off the day after performances from Battalions and Liberatae Mae - and they can’t wait. “We’re too heavy for the main stage, so being able to headline the Rock Warehouse is ideal for us,” says frontman Daniel Harrison. “We got the gig after performing at The Polar Bear with Battalions, and we’ve had to keep it quiet ever since.” They might only have been on the city circuit for two years, but the band have already started to see success with more than their music. Daniel says: “We have set up an online merch store that has gone so much better than we expected. We supported Norma Jean at O’Riley’s a couple of weeks ago and I think we took
Photo by Shoot J Moore.
HUMBER STREET SESH IS A GREAT FESTIVAL FOR BANDS LIKE US, WHO ARE SELF-MADE AND DO IT FOR FUN about £170. “We only sell T-shirts and lighters!” But the group have got plans ahead of their headlining debut. “We have just recorded two new songs, which we will be playing at Sesh,” says Daniel, “and we were lucky enough to have Pat Pretorious, of The Talks, produce them for us. “We can’t wait for people to hear them. “But we’re also looking at getting radio play on stations like Kerrang!. We all work so much that it’s hard for us to gig outside of Hull.” But that is no bad thing for the band, who are no strangers to the Rock Warehouse. “We played the Rock Warehouse last year and suddenly loads of people came into the tent when we were on,” says Daniel, “but then we realised it was raining outside.
“But that’s the great thing about festivals, people who might never have heard your music can walk in and like what they hear. “I know I’m excited to see Liberate Mae and Dividium play, and I’ll deﬁnitely be having a wander around the breakdancing bit. “Humber Street Sesh is a great festival for bands like us, who are self-made and do it for fun. It shows people you don’t have to sound like JLS to get a headline slot. “It’s got all the potential to become a festival like Slamdunk in Leeds, where we can get some really big names coming in to the city. “But, more importantly, it is a really great platform for local performers. Hull is a leaking tap of talent and we need to show that off.”
the obscure and electric Hannah Robinson looks at the popular Adelphi Friday night as it comes to Humber Street
his year, the Residents Association stage looks set to be a great one with Digital Underground headlining and Endoﬂevelbaddie, Mushtifa and Jim Shady also taking to the ﬂoor. The Residents Association is a night in Hull at the Adelphi, on the last Friday of the month. From 8pm, a good old-fashioned knees up of all the resident DJs from Hull nights either big, small, medium or large is promised, with all the obscure, eclectic and “plain good tunes you’d expect hear at a house party”, all under one roof. An exclusive well-crafted mix cd will be available on every night for the ﬁrst 50 people in. You can pay on the door for
AN EXCLUSIVE WELLCRAFTED MIX CD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON EVERY NIGHT FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE IN most of the events, usually costing £3, and grab a craft beer from the always well-stocked bar if you’re visiting. The Adelphi is universally hallowed ground for musicians everywhere, with the likes of Pulp, The Stone Roses, The Cranberries and Green Day all leaving their mark on 89 De Grey Street. So expect nothing less than the best from this Humber Street Sesh stage.
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IN TOO DEEP ... ROCKERS LOOK FORWARD TO A DAY FULL OF TALENT They’ve just released a new album and now they’re returning to Humber Street Sesh, the Ming City Rockers chat with Hannah Robinson
here’s a band from Immingham some of you may have heard of, and they keep coming back for more. Ming City Rockers, a quartet consisting of Clancey Jones, Morley Adams, Ramona Rae and Wan Marshall, have been featured in Q Magazine since their debut album was released in 2013, and now they’re performing at HSS. “Humber Street Sesh is a really fun gig,” says frontman Clancey. “I like playing Hull it’s a great audience. It’s what keeps us
coming back.” With a new album, Lemon, just released, and a music video soon to follow, the rockers have a respect for the Hull Marina event. Clancey says: “The difference between this festival and others is the talent. “There’s loads of really great bands and artists. You ﬁnd you go to festivals and you end up having to listen to rubbish, but everyone is good here. “The tickets are really cheap as well for what you get.” The group will be catching up
WITH A NEW ALBUM, LEMON, JUST RELEASED, AND A MUSIC VIDEO SOON TO FOLLOW, THE ROCKERS HAVE A RESPECT FOR THE HULL MARINA EVENT
on the city’s talent before their headline slot on The Deep Stage, especially Young Jack. “We’ve played with Young Jack a few times and they’re a great band to go see,” says Clancey. “I could carry on naming people because there are so many great bands.” In previous years, the musical outﬁt have performed in Fruit and on the main stage, but this year they’re hoping the audience is just as good as always. “We loved playing the Fruit stage because it was full of people and a great atmosphere,” says Clancey. “We’re sure this year people will have just as much fun, though.”
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Brew. Set up due to the lack of venues that were catering to the musical tastes of them and their friends, Dan and Mark Richardson wanted to provide an art and music collective for the city. “We predominantly just focus on the music side of things now, but we still have close ties with the art side,” says Dan. “We aim to be original and don’t compromise on anything
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– we want to push things forward.” Having been asked to DJ to a playlist in their early careers, the duo felt they couldn’t express themselves properly. Dan says: “We were offered DJ work in various bars and clubs over the years, but they wanted us to play almost to a playlist. If we couldn’t use DJing to express ourselves and share our musical discoveries then we were not interested. “We are lucky enough to run our own night called The ITCH, which takes place at Thieving Harry’s on Humber Street – a Fifties and Sixties vibe playing rock’n’roll all on original 7in vinyl.” Wanting to bring something new to the city’s table, Mark and Dan feel they have put Hull on the map in their own small way. “Our goal when we set up the ITCH was to put on a night for music that we felt wasn’t being
catered for locally,” says Dan. “We wanted a night that would be of a national standard and recognised as such. We also wanted to help to put Hull on the map and in our own small way we have done exactly that.” Playing everything on original press 45rpm records, many of them extremely rarer, the brothers say people with a passion for music travel to hear them, with many punters coming regularly from Manchester, Shefﬁeld and London. Dan says: “This will be the third year we have been involved in HSS, with the ﬁrst year putting on a warehouse part with a live art installation. “We have invited local record collector friends to come and
play sets throughout the day. Some of whom who run their own club nights, such as Pete from the Onion Club and Jake from Champion Sounds, and some of whom who rarely get the chance to DJ but we know have great taste in music and have been collecting record for many years. “We wanted to keep it interesting and play a selection of music all day long that appeals to all age groups but you maybe don’t get a chance to hear in other pubs and clubs across the City. “This is one of the things we love about HSS. The creative side of our city gets exposed to a much wider audience than usual all in a fantastic setting with a fantastic atmosphere.”
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Soul Powered Events present “A Celebration of Hip Hop” at Stage@theDock at Humber Street Sesh
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aturday, August 6, will see Hull’s Hip Hop community come out in force. Homegrown talent will feature alongside a number of outstanding national artists to celebrate the full cultural spectrum of Hip Hop, including Rap, DJ battles, live funk bands with the visual accompaniment of live grafﬁti, grafﬁti, and Bboys (break dancers) at the brand new Stage@TheDock as part of the Humber Street Sesh. The line-up features some of Hull’s premier rap talent including Redeye, Playa One, Chiedu Oraka, Deezkid, Live Lans, Clarksman, Chappo and Marx coming through to rock the mic alongside the likes of Tony Broke (Blah Records) and King Ubu (Scotland). The emphasis is on celebrating Hip Hop at its roots and this includes representing the Funk genre, with headliners Pearl’s Cab Ride and the inclusion of The Floor Rippers Band. Altu ‘Flowrex’ Collingwood, Hull local, Head of the Universal Zulu Nation in the UK and curator of the line-up said: “In Hip Hop’s beginings we look to legendary events such as DJ Kool Herc’s famous Back to School Jam (August 11th 1973, at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, the Bronx, NY.
“This is where Kool Herc pioneered the style of extending the break of the record on old funk records such as James Brown’s Give It Up, Turn It Loose, which was a foundation of the Hip Hop sound and one of the beginnings of breakin’. “With the line-up I wanted to take things back to Hip Hop’s beginnings as a way of marking uniﬁed the beginning of a uniﬁ ed Hull Hip Hop scene in preparation for the Hull City of Culture year. “Having Pearl’s Cab ride
THE EARLY PART OF THE DAY WILL INCLUDE WORKSHOPS IN SKETCHING FOR GRAFITTI, BEAT BOX, BREAK DANCE (BBOYING) AND DEEJAYING headlining is something I really wanted to achieve because they always get a party started and get the crowd moving. I have also brought the Floor Rippers band who play live 90’s Hip Hop through Jazz/Funk instruments with a DJ scratching and a collective of some of the UK’s best Bboys and Bgirls throwing down. “There will be a live showcase bboy battle between two of the UK’s greatest crews of the last decade Heavy Smokers Krew (UK) and Bad Taste Cru (Ireland). Live grafﬁti grafﬁ ti will come be painted by Hull’s Si2, joined by Hyro
(Write Club) and Trik9 and Kisk from the Zulu Nation. “There will be a live DJ battle between Hull’s DJ legends DJ Fast T and DJ Severe who will scratch records and get the crowd dancing. “Also in the DJ line up is the famous DJ Toots, DJ KhanFu and 2 x UK DMC DJ Champion DJ Rasp. Playing the stage for the after-show party will be the fantastic DJ’s Steve Cobby and Bliss. “The early part of the day will include workshops in sketching for grafﬁti, beat box, break dance (bboying) and Deejaying for young people which will be on a ﬁrst come ﬁrst served basis but will be taught by a range of artists including Zulu King Monk. “Grafﬁti writers are also invited to bring their black books for a writer’s bench session. “This is true Hip Hop in its rawest essence, live and direct, no compromises, no gimmicks… let’s get together in peace, love, unity and have some fun!”
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Organisers of the weekly Sesh, Mark Page and Daniel Mawer choose a selection of bands worth watching in Hull’s City of Culture year FRONTEERS
In 2015, at the tender age of 18, Fronteers had already managed to tour the UK in their ﬁrst year as a band. After a glowing press reception of singles such as ‘Up To Me Now’ (NME describing it as ‘Gallagher-esque’) the band showcased their 60s inspired Beatles-esque pop songs across England whilst touring with bands such as Blossoms and Pretty Vicious.
Over the past couple of years, the four-piece indie group have received airplay for four separate tracks on BBC Radio 1 including an on-air interview with Fearne Cotton, plus their singles played on BBC 6Music. They’ve shared stages with Foals, The 1975, The Pigeon Detectives, Little Comets, Skaters and We Were Promised Jetpacks. This year, the band played headline shows across the UK as they promoted their debut EP, their hometown leg of the tour was at Fruit and completely sold out.
Formed in Hull in 2015, Vulgarians combine eerie postpunk guitar tones and driving fuzzy bass with a powerful and reverb-soaked vocal, making
punch of punk-rock – a mission statement that’s caused an instant frenzy on the airwaves bagging multiple spot plays from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on Radio 1 as well as it being relentlessly hammered by the man himself, Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music (the band helped bring Lamacq to Hull during their headline Independent Venue Week Tour). Black Delta Movement.
them one of the city’s ﬁnest alternative post-punk bands. In their ﬁrst year together the band supported The Wytches on a UK tour, received radio play for their ﬁrst single ‘Wet Juice’ on 6music via Steve Lamacq, and played their intense chilling live shows in many nationally acclaimed venues.
A poetic, haunting, heart felt singer songwriter with an unusual guitar technique, exploring the different, unique and percussive sounds of the instrument, Jack Conman is perfect listening for fans of Ben Howard, Boy and Bear and Alt-J. One of Hull’s leading acoustic performers, and an inspiration to many local aspiring musicians, Jack has had tracks played on Radio 1 and Radio 6 respectively. Not many Hull singer songwriters have showcased their talents quite like Jack has, having played his ﬁrst UK tour earlier this year.
LIFE are as forceful a group as you’re likely to ﬁnd in 2016. The black-clad Hull group deal in a sneering, ferocious sucker-
BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT
Having played over two hundred gigs across the country, Black Delta Movement are in an elite list of Hull bands to have played outside of England, recently making a trip to Moscow for a number of shows after a successful stint of gigs in
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Ireland. The psychedelic rockers are no strangers to big gigs, having supported bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Stranglers and Kaiserchiefs, and playing festivals like Cosmosis, Blingley, Standon, as well as big local slots at Freedom Festival and Humber Street Sesh.
A highly driven 26 year old rapper, Chiedu is an important member of Hull’s music scene, and one of the city’s leading urban musicians. Chiedu mixes fantastic wit with lyrical venom, rapping in a proud Hull accent, which gives him an edge that’s a perfect representation of our city.
Emily Moulton started a trend of fantastic young female singer songwriters performing in the city of Hull, releasing her debut E.P in 2013 she was not short of admirers, the likes of Tom Robinson showcasing her single ‘No Way Out’ On 6Music and Huw Stephens on Radio 1. Emily is working on new projects, which everyone at The Sesh is hoping will be ready for Hull’s year as City of Culture!
THREE DAY MILLIONAIRES
Heavy Rock Is just one way to describe Three Day Millionaires, a band well known in Hull for their loud energetic live displays a mixture of distorted guitars
with hooky chorus’s. They’re debut ‘Three Day Millionaires’ was a barrage of three minute songs, with blends of light and dark, screaming and singing means they have coexisted in both Hull’s rock and indie scene respectively. 2017 will see a band that’s conquered Hull, ready to reach out into the industry.
Arguably the loudest band to
exist in Hull, No Nothings have made a name for themselves as underground pioneers of garage rock, playing key gigs across the country as well as being one of the few new Hull acts to venture into Europe. Their debut 12” record is to be released via a label with Hull links, ‘I’m not from London’ on the July 22, and will see the band smash a UK tour as well as another trip through Europe after their headline set at this year’s Humber Street Sesh.
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THE LEGENDARY TUESDAY NIGHT
Daniel Mawer looks at the weekly Sesh live music night and the impact it’s had on Hull’s music scene
ow into its fourteenth year, The Sesh is one of Hull’s longest reigning music nights, providing a spotlight for local and national unrecognised talent, all for free entry, every Tuesday night at The Polar Bear. The night hosts over one hundred artists a year from across the country, connecting Hull with music scenes nationwide. Since its inception, Mark Page has compered the evening, introducing the artists and playing local music in between the acts, Each week ‘Mak’ collates hundreds of photos saved up from Sesh’s past and present along with posters of events happening across the city, projecting them onto the back walls of the stage as well as the Polar Bear TV screens to be seen throughout the night. The Sesh was born at The Linnet and Lark in 2002, at a time when only The Adelphi Club offered regular support for local artists. Linnet DJ Mark Page decided to create a much needed regular platform for local bands to play. His new weekly music night grew into a community for musicians, photographers,
BANDS LIKE THE PADDINGTONS, THE TALKS AND FONDA 500 ARE ALL EXAMPLES OF ARTISTS IN HULL’S MUSIC SCENE THAT MADE SESH THEIR HOME journalists, ﬁlm makers and music enthusiasts to socialise and meet up every Tuesday. Bands like The Paddingtons, The Talks and Fonda 500 are all examples of artists in Hull’s music scene folklore that made the Sesh their home. In the mid noughties, the weekly night would be packed with indie kids ready to lap up their local heroes, before going onto the Sesh after party’s until the early hours. As indie guitars moved out of fashion at the turn of the decade, The Sesh continued to survive as a platform for artists of all genres. For its tenth year, Mak decided to celebrate The Sesh’s legacy with ‘The Humber Street Sesh’, a celebration of old and new friends that had featured at the night over the past decade. The overwhelming success and attendance for the event, for what was planned to only be a small celebration of The Sesh’s legacy fed people’s appetite for a yearly festival. The Fruit and Welly Venues teams were instrumental in helping the festival develop year after year and when The Linnet and Lark changed long term management and rebranded, it made perfect sense for the Sesh to move to Welly and Fruit’s newly owned Polar Bear Pub to continue working with the festival partners, making a new home of a venue with a longstanding history for live music.
THE FRUIT AND WELLY VENUES TEAMS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING THE FESTIVAL DEVELOP YEAR AFTER YEAR
The Polar Bear home to The Sesh every Tuesday night.
With a new team in place, The Sesh continues to feature regional talent of all genres, now including a regular spot for national and international bands touring the UK, from the likes of Plague Vendor and Purple from the US, The Roaring 420’s from Germany and The Fin, from Japan.
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THE SESH CONTINUES TO FEATURE REGIONAL TALENT OF ALL GENRES, NOW INCLUDING A REGULAR SPORT FOR TOURING BANDS
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BBC INTRODUCING ... THE VERY BEST EMERGING TALENT
Radio show will be broadcasting live all day from Humber Street, says Katy Noone
BC Introducing on pix Alan Raw LOR Higher Res.jpg vulgarians. jpg LIFE Jan 16.jpg Radio Humberside is thrilled to be working alongside the Humber Street Sesh team at this yearâ€™s event. The radio show will be broadcasting live from Humber Street, with presenter Alan Raw hosting bands throughout the day on the Alternative Main Stage, which this year has been branded the BBC Introducing Humberside Stage. Alan has been presenting the radio show for 14 years,
BBC RADIO HUMBERSIDE LAUNCHED ITS MUSIC PROGRAMME ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS THE WEEKLY SESH NIGHT and BBC Radio Humberside launched its music programme about the same time as the weekly Sesh night. The two have been able to work hand in hand over the years to support local music.
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LIFE perform at Adelphi.
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BBC RADIO HUMBERSIDE’S SHOW IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND A PROUD TRADITION OF HAING AN ALL-LOCAL PLAYLIST
There have been many occasions when Alan has heard a band for the ﬁrst time at The Sesh and sought out their tracks for airplay. Similarly, Mak has heard tracks on his car radio and emailed the team asking, “Who was that brilliant band opening the show?”
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The BBC now has Introducing shows across its local radio network, from Devon to Belfast, Liverpool to Brighton and everywhere in between. BBC Radio Humberside’s show is one of the oldest and has a proud tradition of having an all-local, unsigned playlist every week, featuring all genres of
music – as long as it’s good. BBC Introducing is also represented on the network radio shows with Steve Lamacq on 6 Music, Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and even Bob Harris on Radio 2 now playing unsigned artists forwarded to them from BBC local radio shows such as Radio Humberside’s. Hull band Vulgarians were picked for The Great Escape Festival in Brighton this year after BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside put them forward. Similarly, Life, also from Hull, made it to Leeds and Reading Festivals last year through the same route. To get your music to BBC Introducing is easy. Upload tracks to www.bbc.co.uk/ introducing All genres are considered for airplay, but your music must be original. BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside broadcasts each Saturday night on 95.9FM/1485AM/Digital and online. Follow Alan and the team by searching BBC Introducing Humberside on Facebook and @ bbcintrohumber on Twitter and Instagram.
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A SquareWaves live show at the Adelphi.
SquareWaves is back at Sesh with electronic music for all tastes, writes Joe Cox
ull can lay claim to being a massive inﬂuence on the history of alternative electronic music. Experimental electronic pioneers Throbbing Gristle formed in Hull in the 1970s and had their studio in the Fruit Market. They were pioneers of the industrial genre and would go on to inﬂuence masses, from Aphex Twin to Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine to Swans. SquareWaves is a celebration of left-ﬁeld electronic thinkers like this. From Industrial to ambient, jazz and techno, electronic music is internationally
popular, but musicians can ﬁnd it difﬁcult to break out of their bedroom studios or ﬁnd a place on local live music scenes in the early days. In Hull, this kind of music is going on all over the city. Find it in home studios, on Love Our Records, at performances at Ground Gallery, or acts on Tegleg, Mola Mola, the Adult Teeth Recording Company and more. We set out to join the dots between the different acts, labels and promoters, creating a network where electronic musicians can discover and support each other.
Electronic music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.
We started with the SquareWaves compilation in 2014, which brought together producers and was sold to raise money for RED Gallery, which had lost its funding. We went down to Fruit a couple of days after the release for Something Entirely Different’s Art and Beer night. We’re excited to be sharing a space with them again at Humber Street Sesh 2016. There, acts from the compilation release played an improvised set of electronic music together. Many of us hadn’t even met before, musicians dropped in and out of the mix, sometimes just two were playing, other times all ﬁve. It worked fantastically. SquareWaves acts have been jamming monthly ever since, with shifting lineups introducing new artists along the way. All jams are recorded, with the best cuts going online to create a collection of improvised electronic music, accessible for free. Members of the collective have now supported international artists in the
city, collaborated on new projects, formed new bands and discovered new opportunities, often through our Sonic Social gatherings at Adelphi and other events we’re put on. More recently, we’ve teamed up with Hull Uni and played with their students as part of their degrees, and brought Mexican live-coders Reggaetron to do a show like Adelphi crowds have never seen before. Visitors to our tent can expect our Humber Street Sesh line-up to be bigger and better than ever. We’ve managed to get big acts we never thought we would from outside of Hull, and incredible homegrown talents who have never played a festival before. The next year already looks to be one of the best yet for SquareWaves and electronic music in Hull. Find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to stay in the loop. Visit www.twitter.com/ squarewavesbot, www. instagram.com/squarewaves_ collective and www.face book. com/squarewaveshull
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Strummerville and Warren Records are working together to give young people a musical voice, says Dan Mawer
et up by the fr frien friends iends ien ds and family of Joe Strummerr in lash h 2003, a year after The Clash frontman died from an unknown wn oe congenital heart defect, the Joe o Strummer Foundation seeks to ution on reﬂect Joe’s unique contribution to the music world. We offer support, resources es and performance opportunities to musicians who would not normally have access to them and back projects around the nt world that create empowerment through music. The Warren Youth Project’s Music Service has supported vulnerable and marginalised young people and music creators torss for 33 years. And in 2009, Warren ren Records was launched to provide vide e a professional platform for those creators and their music, sic, particularly those for whom access has been denied by their heirr hei
socio-economic sociosoc io-eco econom nomic ic ci circumstances. We differ from other youth organisations and music services primarily because we are constitutionally governed by young people, ensuring empowerment is at the heart of everything we do. The Joe Strummer Foundation and Warren Records are working together to reach young people, develop artists and create social mobility through music. Both organisations are very proud to be working with Humber Street Sesh this year, putting a spotlight on Hull music at the biggest emerging music festival in the UK. Warren Records is a Associate Talent Development Partner of the PRS for Music Foundation – prsfor musicfoundation.com
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The Speakeasy stage wants to show off what the city has to offer. Hannah Robinson talks with organiser Adam Brodie to find out more about the unsigned acts taking to the stage
ith Humber Street’s regeneration well underway, Speakeasy are utilising the new spaces for their stage this year. Set up by Adam Brodie and Jody McKenna, Speakeasy hosts weekly music events in the city and also spreads its wings to the outreaches of York, Leeds and beyond, bringing unsigned acts to a higher platform. Now taking over the new Butler & Whites for this year’s festival, Adam wants to show off what the city has to offer. “We will be bringing some out of town acts to the festival, because music is all about networking, and we want to forge relationships with other
major Northern cities,” he says. “You could say we want to use it as an advert for the city’s music scene, but we want these artists to go back to their home cities singing Hull’s praises.” With a line-up consisting of local favourites Jack Conman, pictured left, and Emily Moulton, it will be an “out-of-towner” headlining the Speakeasy stage. “Fraser Anderson is incredible,” says Adam. “He’s brilliant and I would recommend people come and see him. He’s based in Bristol and has built up a huge fanbase.” But Adam believes we need more than a yearly advertisement of Hull’s
blossoming music scene to sustain what is already a strained effort. He says: “What Warren Records and Mark Page do for this city is incredible. I think without them, 90 per cent of the city’s bands wouldn’t have the audience they do. “But these guys get nothing in return for their efforts in the realms of money and proﬁt, and we need to get some sponsorship to keep festivals and events like this going before they decide they are not worth doing anymore. “Humber Street Sesh does have the potential to be huge, I think it already rivals Tramlines in Shefﬁeld, but we need to protect the cornerstones of Hull’s music scene ﬁrst. “I think we do need national attention in order to get national sponsorship, but that is so the Hull bands and artists that work
hard enough can be given so much more of a platform.” While Adam believes artists shouldn’t be “spoonfed” in regards to being given support and opportunities, he is not adverse to the idea of a two-day Humber Street Sesh to provide support in the city. “I think it would bring a lot to the city in regards to visitors needing accommodation and places to eat and drink,” he says. “But we do need to secure a good future for our music ﬁrst. We need more diversity with urban acts and women being given a greater chance to get into music. “We as a city need to support organisers like Mark and get more involved in the city’s music scene before it is too late.”
WHAT WARREN RECORDS AND MARK PAGE DO FOR THIS CITY IS INCREDIBLE. I THINK WITHOUT THEM, 90 PER CENT OF THE CITY’S BANDS WOULDN’T HAVE THE AUDIENCE THEY DO
Calvin Innes painting during a gig at Furley & Co.
ARTIST PROFILES a-z With thanks to wes foster
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abandon the night
Built around sizable bass riffs and sharp guitar parts, their slightly more chaotic sound is allowed to blossom, vocals are strong and ever present in a relentless manner.
Fast paced and aggressive with a sound that interestingly is always constant. Ever having a lot going on, in layer upon layer of sound becoming textures and intangible, completely removed from what you may have heard before.
Alternative rock band playing through interesting broken down melodies and reﬁned vocals, alongside massive guitar sound that is ever expanding through little ﬁlls and power chords.
Dramatic indie pop that accompanies one of the most well worked and intense stage shows, guitars have a lightness and riffs are selective alongside what is a predominantly vocal orientated sound.
age of atlas
Technical and well written, the many layers of Age Of Atlas’ sound are impressively put together – seeming to be at odds with each other whilst exactly as the same time ﬁtting together harmoniously.
Usually minimalistic guitars are not intricate – the subtlety in Alice Clayton’s music however is wonderfully telling, allowing the vocals, which have an intensity to them, to come through.
An alternative rock band from Castleford – hyped for strong tracks with plenty off fuzz creating a well managed contrast between the vocals and guitars, using quiet and loud together expertly.
With fret board sliding used in her music almost like punctuation, the sound that comes from her songs is organic and natural, seeming build and grow with its own will.
and the hangnails
A band currently based in Leeds, with heavy blues rock orientated sets played with unﬂinching resilience, and really well worked songs. Intricate guitars playing with light and heavy in immediacy.
An authentic rock band with strong downbeat writing based on chord progressions to bring something harmonious and absolute with such a full sound that it’s easy to allow it to wash over you.
Coming from the North Yorkshire Moors this band somehow manage to be incredibly well composed and contrasting, whilst at the same time being as chaotic as any garage rock should be.
Sludge metal, with lots of riff and incessant amounts of noise coming from a ﬁve piece with strong composition and a constantly driving sound.
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Introducing the hip hop stages with a few hours of variance and an early afternoons entertainment.
A cachet of stylish tracks spluttering across the decks and the set, with old style soul taking the fore and entertaining any audience with it.
black delta movement
Space-age ambient music drips through work that is so simple yet so reﬁned. Emotion comes through in every moment, a ﬁlm score encouraging you to think and feel in an abstract and near ambivalent way.
Psych rock at it’s ﬁnest. After releasing their new ‘Seven Circles’ Ep and a set on the main stage at Cosmosis, Black Delta Movement are stronger than ever.
ARTIST PROFILES bobby joyce
Alongside hefty amounts of bass is an authentic rock sound, each element seeming to bounce off one another to create tracks with ambition and scope but never loosing a sense of spontaneity.
Orientated around a rhythm built by the acoustic guitar and rock and pop inﬂuenced vocals with strong, original lyrics.
born to lose
A variety of textures and sounds to create instrumental post-rock. Watchable, interesting and one of the most experimental acts at the festival.
With inﬂuences in traditional musical styles coming from ﬂamenco, jazz and folk, Born To Lose bring their own inimitable style to Humber Street in what will be a vibrant and varied show.
Coming from York with a brand of folk that uses soft and heavy contrasts to build songs of depth and size that pivot around certain parts and a mixture of instruments.
A reggae/ska inﬂuenced acoustic based band with a lot of heart and ability to seemingly write catchy lovable tongue in cheek lyrics with ease, bringing their work to where it belongs – a headline slot.
brad shack shaker
A band from York that will bring catchy and classically written rock tracks somewhat reminiscent of Britpop with guitars of overdrive and easy to sing along lyrics and an ever constant melody.
Playing authentic bass sounds from sixties Jamaican to modern UK with a short set that showcases only the very best.
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Loud, fast and furious, Cannibal Animal’s live sets are incredibly intense with an unrelenting ferocity that easily holds any audience in a seemingly effortless way.
With constant rhythmic guitar in the background, tied with soft, but very deﬁnitive vocals. Martin’s style has brought much attention to her work, especially after joining Reprise Records.
chiedu oraka & deezkid
Following on from the Grimsby-based trios release of their debut EP, Lush, the band are in great form with their mixture of tracks somewhere between indie guitar pop and pop punk.
His music has gathered increased attention alongside Deezy. Their ability to constantly release strong work at this level is pushing an entire scene forward.
church of nonbelievers
A band full of writing with vision and poignancy, electronic and yet natural with fractured compositions and a large sound that descends at times into rock/pop writing.
Big bright, catchy and game inspired the tracks from Circuit Bird are in your face and at the same time pleasant, as well as being both simple and complex at once.
Fresh beats come from someone that creates hip hop in a very classic style, and a variety of visible inﬂuences make for an interesting, and upcoming rapper.
Loud, bright and eye catching ska perfect for headline shows with enormous amounts of energy and gravitas. Heavier than most, and therefore have an in your face immediacy brilliant for a main stage.
Singer/songwriter and band, with strong vocals that take centre piece in the compositions, next to minimalist electric guitar and very slight drums creating a very full and rounded sound.
Acoustic, half folk-esque music that relies on a whimsy that pulls you into an ethereal sound. Nothing sounds tangible: vocals are eerie and yet calm, guitar and percussion are each equal.
A punchy, upbeat bass dominated sound in which vocals are loud and sharp, whilst the rest of the band seems to fall naturally around them.
A much loved, respected and integral part of Hull’s music scene for years, from heading up noughties indie band The Vels to now being one of the most prominent members of the acoustic scene, from organising to playing.
With their ‘Calm Before the Storm’ recent release Dantevilles are having an important year with their brand of well-written indie pop with dual vocalists, creating an interesting dynamic.
Heavy indie with undertones of pop structured writing. Strong guitar playing takes the fore with their music, and sets a standard for rock bands with how well the songs are written.
Impressively tight playing is brought to the stage by the rock trio Delta Vega, melody features heavily, with the vocals and scuzzy guitars battling it out.
With tracks that seem to build from nothing, captivating as much as they are skilful, DePHOT will mesmerise you the with their avant-garde indie pop.
ARTIST PROFILES dirty halo
A staple of the Resident’s Association DJs, bringing soulful and well chosen tracks for your pleasure – making you move with ease through a natural accompaniment of organic tracks.
Treading the line somewhere between heavy grunge and metal the groups sound revolves around anthemic, chorus generating lyrics as well as powerful, prominent guitar chords.
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Using a lightness with guitars that then sparks into something much heavier, Dividium’s heaviness comes from constantly composition percussion alongside strong riffs and stronger vocals.
Working with a variety of sounds and styles, bringing them together to create something still completely natural feeling and organic.
DJ Sound Clash Battle // Fast T v DJ Severe
A spectacle for both the eyes and the ears, Fast T vs DJ Severe will be one to watch, with two distinctly differing styles coming together, attacking one another on stage.
Classical folk inﬂuenced tracks using vocals, guitars and banjos. A tuneful narrative is woven through each of the tracks, each unique to the next.
The ﬁve piece will be bringing their own brand of alternative country music – melodic with a lot of electric and acoustic guitar and a very full, allconsuming sound.
Big sounds, with mixing classics with the unheard in one swoop. Expect lots of big sounding synths, drums and different unique vibes.
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Allowing the music to take hold sets take a journey through a massively varying ﬁeld of inﬂuences, playing things that are not just outright brilliant, but are also brilliant together.
Abstracted traditional folk melodies which have an ambiguity, a freeness and still retains a beauty throughout. Brought together through a range of eclectic sounds and styles using repetition to wrap it all together.
Abilities with many different styles, expect a set full of difference and little touches, creating something completely unique and different in an impressive way.
Murky electronic sounds complement one another in this improvised ambience created through layer after layer of interesting sounds brought together to create one thing that has inﬂuences everywhere.
In some of her songs the vocals and guitar, providing the rhythm and the beat, seem to be slightly brash – almost at odds with each other. It works though, creating and eye catching and interesting sound.
Storytelling is a large element of Elwhaeko, a solo project from Lee Atkinson which brings together a mass of inﬂuences to create something truly unique, lyrical and musical in equal balance.
Soft vocals along with guitar allowing the strong lyrics to really be brought forward and highlighted with ease. Melody oozes from her work, and that shows in her stage shows.
Acoustic guitar driven songs that are soulful without being overtly dramatic, through still with a lot of feeling. Her brand of folk is light and refreshing.
Soft, tender vocals accompany simple melody with feeling with one of the cities most well established and exciting folk acts, coming to play out the Amy Johnson Marquee.
Lyrically driven country music from a Hull artist that got the chance to move to Nashville and now writes authentic country music there, with ability for impressive vocals and songs with size.
Big and in your face, the electronic tune producer Endoﬂevelbaddie’s DJ sets are a feast for the ears, splitting quite easily between tracks that are always varying effortlessly.
An interesting mix of eclectic and alternative comes from the dark tones of The Evil Litter – the vocals complementing entirely the low guitar tones and the steady drum beats to create something dark and mysterious.
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Thick bass riffs accompany snarling vocals to create a relentless sound when put alongside guitars of size. Each instrument prospers, bringing an individual element to the sound.
A Manchester trio with grungy garage tracks with instrument swapping well worked out sets. Their music is full of contrast and atmosphere, alongside overdrive guitars and a driving bass.
With a darky and husky voice in certain tracks she has a natural ability to sing that allows for covers to be given new life, with depth and feeling.
Ever suited in red with an impeccable stage show FIRE are playful and yet intense all at once – their music a pacey and unrelenting desert rock.
ARTIST PROFILES fraser anderson
floor rippers // bboy showcase battle Dance and hip-hop has always been intertwined together. Floor Rippers aims to make the music collaboratively, and therefore make something both have an impact on.
The Edinburgh-born musician will bring his soulful mix of well written, soft jazz inﬂuenced pop alongside blissful vocals to ﬁnish the SpeakEasy stage in true fashion.
Having hit the ground running over the last year or so, the band have a solid indie rock sound with well written tracks and work ethic gaining them acclaim from many.
A variation of classic rock, played with extensive psych for a well written nostalgic sound, mainly featuring lots of sharp guitar tones backed by a constant bass and hefty drums.
Gothic romantic inspired lyrics come together alongside one another and acoustic indie folk melody in a mixture that has entertained across the UK.
A singer songwriter from Beverley bringing relaxed and upbeat music with a lightness and slightly gruff vocals to close the KAG buskers stage.
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With a large sound her Americana inﬂuenced music is heavy hitting and eye catching, with well put together lyrics that encourage and work with the music.
An eclectic mixture of electronic pop that is brilliantly written with wit and a tongue in cheek approach. With backing track and a slightly crude keyboard he seems able to produce a variety of sounds and styles to write with.
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Massively upbeat and slightly ridiculous, hip hop and big beat inﬂuenced music created by a duo and a host of other artists to create something brand new that feels like a collection of differing abstract sounds.
Fingerpicked guitar brings a softness to her live sets that is so subtle and sweet alongside her vocals which take the primary position in her music.
Ever present as an important part of Hull’s music scene this trio bring their tried and tested acoustic soft acoustic numbers to the festival to sweep in the afternoon with building melody.
Varying house mixes that feel organic and upbeat, in a set that easily ﬂows and transcends into it’s own thing, rather than just a collection of tracks.
Rampant classic rock and roll comes from a ﬁve piece with a high work ethic and an obvious ability to write solid songs well.
Describing themselves as 21st century folk music, they have a mix of classic folk orientated music with strong lyrics as well as some tracks with much more of an original punk rock feel.
Heavy without quite having the metal part, Holy Orders have their own tried and tested unique brand of dark alternative rock, managing somehow to balance both the soft and the heavy on a knife edge.
hubbards A returning staple of the Hull music scene, The Hubbards are one of the best indie bands going. Sharp lyrics and melodious guitars accompanying each other in a pretty much near perfect harmony.
Sharp guitar tones alongside a drum kit and true rock vocals this two-piece pop/rock band hailing from Shefﬁeld have strong writing and a sound incredibly reminiscent of classic rock.
hull daily mail star search winner After months of competition, and a variety of acts, styles and genres, Star Search comes to Humber Street Sesh.
Classic soul, funk and disco sounds ﬁnd themselves pushed together as completely natural bedfellows, moving from one track to another with grace and allowing the music to speak for itself.
Alongside the band the songwriter has an impressively full sound, built up mainly around the vocals as the pivotal element of her tracks.
Alongside his absolute skill on guitar the lyrics seem to fall naturally and easily, with organic rhythm that seems to spring easily from a poetic mind. No subject seems to be taboo with his writing, even his own shortfalls.
Indie acoustic guitar and soulful melody combine in Conman’s music to form something bittersweet and close to soundscape esque following the release of his ep Euphoria Strings and a tour of universities.
Catchy song writing with acoustic guitar forming the basis whilst on top of that are a mix of eclectic and experimental sounds, creating something interesting and unique.
With an upbeat but soft approach to writing acoustic guitar music, Moxon’s work is rhythmic and balanced between guitar and vocals evenly with a slight roughness that only strengthens the lyrical realism.
ARTIST PROFILES jackson d
Large sounds accompany atmosphere and ambience throughout the songs, created by a clever use of empty space and slightly minimal guitar throughout.
Guitar forms the backdrop of most of his music, played with slight discord coming through to near perfection, alongside powerful and gripping vocals and whimsical songs.
Also the drummer in Pearl’s Cab Ride expect lots of big, soulful numbers that create a great environment to be in.
Somewhere between country and folk her music is soft, in both the guitars and the vocals, with a sweetness that can be matched by not many others.
A long held part of Resident’s Association sets from Jim Shady are large and takes in somewhat more of an eclectic mix of tracks.
One of the most prolific musicians in the city who has fallen a little quiet over recent years but with a new album on the horizon he’ll be back, and has previously only ever gone from strength to strength with his well written acoustic folk.
A haunting and empty sound sets the tone for most of his songs – bittersweet at times, though poignant but then breaking it something larger and more reﬁned, a balance of contrast that is difﬁcult to get right.
A writer, performer and poet Joe Hakim opens the BBC Introducing stage with a clever linguistic tongue but also an ability to write in a way that easily connects with people.
With their refreshing brand of alternative, but still very much in your face, alternative rock, centred around each instrument playing their very independent, and respective parts.
Driven by guitar her soulful songs have elements of aggression but also calmness, easily switching between both almost instantaneously alongside strong vocals that adhere to the melody already set.
Poetic lyrics that drive her music, supported by the guitar allowing for the lyrics to really blossom and rest freely within the songs.
A writer of catchy and short pop tunes his work revolves around dynamic guitar playing and a skill when it comes to ﬂexible, entertaining and yet emotional vocals.
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Supporting Embrace on not one but two UK tours, their fresh brand of indie pop has brought them acclaim and live dates through strong writing and great composition.
A large sound that surrounds, and washes over from the constant guitars and the repetitive though textured drum pattern and low lying vocals.
A massive music of different inﬂuences are brought together for a wide ranging set that is seemingly manipulated with only ease: things that shouldn’t work do, and work sublimely well.
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Vocals follow guitar in quite standardly structured tracks but ambience is given through the way the instruments are controlled, and the way the vocals seem to fall poignantly through the part repetitive lyrics.
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kristian eastwood band
la bete blooms
An outright entertainer, expect big pop numbers with strong composition as well as a stage show with some pizzazz from Kristian Eastwood.
Morecuttingthanbefore,and withanaccompanyingdarkened heavinessthatleadstoanincredibly composedgaragerockfeel. Tendernessisinalltheirtracks, alongsideamenacingheaviness– alwaysanimpressivecombination.
late night marauders
Big vocals with a lot of soul accompany jazz and blues orientated piano in a sublime combination of the two, with outstanding skill.
With loose guitars, though not rough, Shefﬁeld band Laurel Canyons couple soft vocals alongside melodious guitar built upon a drawing repetition, layered slowly alongside one another.
Guitar ﬁngerpicking meets soulful and dramatic lyrics and vocals in a combination which is played extremely well, with immense feeling and skill.
A ﬁve piece alternative rock band from Hull, Lazlo create their sound through heavy chord progressions and the vocals that tracks are built around.
Simple, elegant sets as they take the stage as the second on in the Residents Association with plenty of tunes to bring in the afternoon.
Beat orientated tracks that work together because of how the percussion has been picked out, with big, paced sets and a balance of genres.
Playing a variety of instruments, Wainman is one of the city’s ﬁnest and favourite acoustic musicians, with a hoard of gigs under his belt.
Anthemic and driven by the vocals, their music is easy to get into with the backbone of the tracks coming from simple chord progressions, fast guitars and timely drums.
Punk has changed. Life are the new punk, with a slight tendency towards writing in more of a pop fashion, though keeping social commentary and ridiculously intense, immediate, gigs.
An old school pop punk band, now with their ﬁrst single released and an impressive work rate their sound is big and full, with lots going on.
An alternative pop – rock group, an up beat and rhythmically driven sound comes from catchy deep vocals and simple but tight guitar.
Also a member of Bud Sugar, Lans has already become an important part of the music scene but his rapping speaks volumes – words are chosen precisely and hit the mark with ease.
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Folk comes through in the way the lyrics spill through the songs: the structuring and the voice is very traditional, and offset against the louder more aggressive half psychedelic guitar.
Raw vocals accompany guitars that are even more raw, Lumer are one of the best upcoming new bands with their chaotic stage shows and a sound made up of unrelenting post punk.
ARTIST PROFILES the madisons
Acoustic guitar alongside a little electric, the sound is very heavily inﬂuenced by rock and through the composition bringing an aggression and style that can be seen through every note.
2000’s inﬂuenced indie rock, with lots of guitars and vocals punctuated by the drums. Well worked tracks are brought together through a very full four-piece sound.
An eclectic mix of variety and different noises wrapped up in a twenty minute set of variance and greatness.
Lyrically driven rapping that takes a lot inﬂuence and variety from the fact he’s an exheavy metal lead singer.
With a somewhat epic sound coming from the space between drums and guitar that sound both slow and fast at once, alongside impressively aggressive vocals and an ability to play with the speed just in one track.
Large sounds, broken up and deconstructed then put together in a staggered and interesting style that plays with form in a simple and elusive way.
max taylor stafford
mighty & the moon
Soft acoustic guitar, and a set smattered with covers and original tracks he has an ability to perform, as well as write well.
Bringing bittersweet songs written around a slight piano and acoustic guitar their country inﬂuenced alternative folk revolves around simplicity and well written tracks that are bound by good composition.
ming city rockers With a sound coming close to the original American wave of punk Ming City Rockers have gigged extensively on both sides of the Atlantic. Raw guitars, and heavy vocals.
TO find out when your favourite bands are playing check out the stage listings on pages 57-60
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A variety of styles (all well written) graces Mr Sneaks’ musical repertoire, with a musical ability to write anything, and still have it sound and feel authentic and by lyrically valuable.
Bringing their alternative country-folk music, Mulholland bring together a traditional feel instrumentally alongside more playful and fast melody and lyrics to put together something that is eerie and beautiful all the same.
Easily controlling a set, playing with tempo. Expect up beat, yet dark music that pulls you in and never lets you go.
Simple and slightly Avantgarde, the writing of catchy, earworm tracks in a variety of styles, though the most obviously present inﬂuences are indie and electronica.
Creating beautifully composed music simply with only electronics that still sounds authentic and organic, progressing throughout in a natural and close to spontaneous way.
Beat heavy tracks that breathe easy and come in slowly, in a set that builds and drops effortlessly – a scape of differing noises and sounds.
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Reﬁned heavy indie pop is Narcs’ bag – with their music relying on their ability to write melody with guitars and have this alongside lyrics with social awareness.
Another young musician having come through on displaying an outstanding song writing ability and skill with not just composition but also holding an audience.
Having been described as postindie, the Scunthorpe band’s full sound has gathered a lot of attention quickly, amongst critical acclaim for their tracks visibly blending inﬂuences from both post-punk and alternative rock.
Vocals are heavy against a back drop of more minimal chord orientated guitar, her tracks are melodious and polished from many gigs.
With melodic indie pop being their chosen forte, they’ve been writing impressive tracks for the last few years with jangly guitars and soft harmonic vocals making an impressively full sound.
You’ve most likely seen him hosting the main stage last year and now he returns with the penultimate set on the Dead Bod stage, bringing his lyrically savvy light hip hop/ rap.
oedpius the king
Garage rock put together brilliantly well, alongside ever solid stage shows. Two things link all the acts on this stage: speed and heaviness – and No Nothings are short on neither.
Rough vocals provide an exciting feel to their tacks, alongside a lot of constantly moving guitar – ever present are melody upon melody, the layers in their music is impressive and allows them to have a consuming size.
Melody driven rhythmic tracks in which vocals take precedent, allowing for a balance between light and heavy throughout the songs – managing to go from one to the other in seconds.
Somber, driven, slow music that builds over time, making it feel poignant and full. Astoundingly big sound created with lots of atmosphere and feeling in every note, soft vocals help to only encourage this.
pearls cab ride
Exquisite funk, with some Latin inﬂuence and played with a lightness of touch and a breeziness in the music, a maturity guaranteeing brilliant stage shows and providing a unique sound.
With lots of melody coming from the guitars, their work is heavily intricate. Coupled perfectly with a unique vocal style and pattern that is somewhat rougher but works brilliantly well.
Usually forming part of Endoﬂevelbaddie, Playa One returns after a headline slot last year with a solo set. Upbeat and relentless, sets are built around intensity.
Intricate electronic beats accompanying sweet vocals the downbeat tones have a sense of intangible mystery and darkness within the catchy tracks that the pop duo put together.
Sets ﬁlled with all killer and no ﬁller, allowing for slow beats to come through and mesmerise from any style or genre.
Surrounded by deep bass the tracks are resonant within themselves, ambience heavy creating a distinctly pacey and mysterious atmosphere that is built around one growing riff.
ARTIST PROFILES quicksilver kings
Slightly punk, slightly rock, The Queen Riots bring their vocally driven, somewhat chaotic music to Green Bricks with sets that are always highly anticipated and entertaining.
Acoustic based blues band with melodious harmonious vocals alongside a myriad of guitars and a little percussion. Their tracks are well written pieces, with everything tied together entirely.
Mixing old and new in a third of an hour, whilst playing an interesting mixture of only the interesting is difﬁcult, but it can be done.
Long heralded in the nineties with sell out shows the indie rock band are back and bring their tried and tested, solid, entertaining sound with them.
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red eye & playa one
Playing the night out with an eclectic mix of differing sounds and feels, from soul to garage rock to punk there’ll be stuff that you know and stuff that you don’t in a grandiose mixture.
Writing classic hip hop with simple riff based beats and strong lyrics – lyrics designed to get across ideas as simply as possible, and bring stage shows that are energetic and intense.
Energetic, full on live shows come from a band who’s sound if built around the vocals – everything else falls into place behind a structure built around the vocals.
A mix of the best in eclectic tracks all brought together by a mixture of Resident Association DJs for your pleasure – an education somewhat in all genres and styles, created to introduce the stage.
With their debut release only a few months ago The Resonance are a band on top form, with a blend of rock and indie writing compiling their live sets.
Soulful and melodic numbers with minimal guitar accompanying strong, conﬁdent vocals create songs with both depth and simplicity and well put together lyrics.
A skilful guitarist and singer, seemingly able to turn her hand to any cover and do it well. Balanced between the guitar and vocals each song is composed well and transposed acoustically seemingly with ease.
Absolutely in your face heavy punk that doesn’t let up whatsoever. Drifting from aggressively fast parts, into shortlived breakdowns and back again with ease they are immensely skilful and write well.
Rock or punk, perhaps they fall somewhere in between with their speed driven but composed and polished sound, relying on vocals coupled melodiously with the heavy guitar riffs.
With an impressive technique on the guitar alongside downbeat but percussion orientated tracks coming together alongside simple narrative driven vocals.
sam bishop Performing a mixture of covers and original tracks, his soft and yet conﬁdent vocals, with little intricacies and accents create atmosphere and ambience in his sets.
scratch call & rap // dj rasp & tony roke
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A mix of upbeat and big sounds with classic hip hop inﬂuences alongside aggressive and on point vocals.
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sea of wires
A wealth of vocal conﬁdence allows the lead vocals to truly lead the tracks – melody from primarily from guitar and drums seems to fall in behind.
Distant dark drum beats accompany synth to create a vibrant building sound, that slowly becomes something else. Strong composition means their tracks start seemingly from nothing and build upwards, to a crescendo.
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Slightly punk, slightly rock, slightly stoner, Serial Chiller’s laid back style and clever lyrical pieces alongside rough, untamed guitars and the simplicity of only an accompanying drum kit create impressive tracks.
With a hint of psychadelia and a heap of garage rock Shivering Wave’s reﬁned and chaotic sound which runs freely into screaming solos and a variety of different songs easily, even within just one track.
Bass driven, using negative composition to make tracks that stand out – partly because of a slight roughness and partly through their ease when it comes to changing their style so quickly.
Built as a project by singer/ songwriter Mark Rowland taking inﬂuences from and imitating styles like funk, reggae, hip hop, pop and rock throughout the set.
A mixture of reggae, dub, hip hop, jungle and bass chosen and brought together in an entertaining and big set.
With their ﬁrst demo dropping four months ago they’ve quickly carved themselves a place with heavy guitars and vocals at odds with each other, both brought together by the drums.
Allowing the rhythm to unfold with simple melody and some soulful funk inﬂuences and samples creating something wonderful and organic.
Impeccable vocals meet a songwriter with tracks heavily inﬂuenced by jazz, pop, rock and funk as well as reggae which is somewhere of an exquisite and entertaining mix.
Opening the stage is the highly rated electronic collaborative effort which works through experimental improvisation between the pretty much huge group. No set is the same, each becoming its own session.
Hypnotic sounds blending a near electronica structuring with guitars and vocals that are near ethereal for something special – their reﬁnement is something special and simplistic all at the same time.
Ambient electronic music, building slow progressions over time to create great power in the music’s scope and largeness. Allowing it to breathe through an emptiness of space grants this cinematic soundscape to come through.
Soulful, fulﬁlling sets drip from the records played, relaxed and still interesting, you could while away hours without even realising with the sweet tones from a Stevie Wonders set.
street urchin Coming from their roots as a folk band they’ve now turned their hand to indie rock/ punk song writing with lots of melody and vocals that go along with that in harmony.
thee deadtime philharmonic Their music is soulful and dark all at once, lyrically driven to the point that it’s near poetry. Much of the sound comes from the brass accompanying, giving something broad and brilliant.
Heavily inﬂuenced by punk as a band made up of a few members from Freaks Union, Three Day Millionaires brand of heavy is set to knock out the rock marquee, the place to be for metal.
tilt Big house sounds come together for a set full of great tracks, bringing a chilled out vibe and an easy to listen to feel.
The guitar and vocals seem somewhat distant to each other in his work, one leading on the other rather than quite in harmony, something that creates an ethereal and haunting effect in the music.
Folk inﬂuenced, played with a band to create a full sound that pulls you in with ease and doesn’t allow you to go. Lyrics are simple and keep the rhythm well alongside an instrument driven sound.
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three day millionaires
Deconstructing tracks in a clever way, and using a mastery of sound to create tracks that feel and sound unique with his own way of making acoustic guitar pop.
Long being one of the most impressive folk musicians in Hull, Skelly’s music has brought him much acclaim with its close to bittersweet tone and an enormous rate of production.
tom van wren
Simple chord lead acoustic numbers that are very classically put together. The vocals are wistful, and hold emotion through every note.
Urban old school RnB brought together in an ever expansive set of soulful choice tracks alongside classics.
An in-your-face drum and bass sound orientated set that is completely relentless and goes from strength to strength.
High speeds dominate their music, alongside sharp guitar tones from the two guitarists that play together in supreme coordination and ability. The kit matches this, and helps bring it all together with the vocals.
Coming from two Hull-based singer songwriters, one a bassist and one a guitarist their music is considered and mature – the riffs are organically placed alongside the vocals.
Skilfully playing with loop pedals and vocals to create a sound that is incredibly complex and layered, with beat, texture and tone upon one another.
Wake Up In Vegas
Part of a new wave of post punk, bringing heavy soundscapes into a continuous set with plenty of heft. They have quickly become a force not just in Hull, and you can see why.
Alternative rock that is light and wavy, tracks have lots of movement alongside the strong vocal presence and instruments that seem to work in close harmony, never against each other.
Hints of post punk surround their song writing structure and style, especially the sharp attacking guitars which give way to softer, non-aggressive vocals to create a simple rock sound.
Heavy hitting traditionalist rock sounds, alongside strong vocals with a set full of well written, well composed tracks designed specially to entertain.
Will & Holly
This four piece based in Leeds putting together very heavy psych rock, alongside shows that are full of energy and attack the audience, ensuring there is no simple nodding along to their sets.
Two thirds of the three piece Crooked Weather return for their second set of the day. Acoustic, folk orientated and soulful.
Electronic with a near post rock feel, Worriedaboutsatan’s set will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the day, ﬁnishing off the Squarewaves stage in an avant-garde ambience ﬁlled fashion.
Writing pop tracks, with a little folk and acoustic inﬂuence her music is a blend of many different things, whilst her live performance ability truly is something.
Lots of guitar accompanies the Lincolnshire four piece’s pristine stage show, polished to be aggressive and hard hitting with a sound that always has something going on, and has no lull and no ﬁller.
Young Jack Intricate guitars are the staple of their sound, alongside lyrical play to create a light sound somewhere between pop, rock and indie, with well thought out composition and easy to get into tracks.
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Relentless and wild rock music, with incredibly sharp, toned vocals that have range upon the top of guitar sound full of movement and a determination.
TO find out when your favourite bands are playing check out the stage listings on pages 57-60
main stage 10.15 - 11.00 9.25 - 9.55 8.35 - 9.05 7.45 - 8.15 6.55 - 7.25 6.05 - 6.35 5.15 - 5.45 4.25 - 4.55 3.35 - 4.05 2.45 - 3.15 1.55 - 2.25 1.05 - 1.35 12.15 - 12.45 11.25 - 11.55
counting coins black delta movement fire (t.u.f) fronteers night flowers polo king no-one audio subscene laurel canyons crooked weather the froot 67 quicksilver kings emma king hull daily mail star search winner
DEAD BOD STAGE 10.30 - 11.00 9.30 - 10.00 8.30 - 9.00 7.30 - 8.00 6.30 - 7.00 5.30 - 6.00 4.30 - 5.00 3.30 - 4.00 2.30 -3.00 1.30 - 2.00 12.30 - 1.00 11.30 - 12.00
bud sugar nineties boy affairs black lime young jack wake up in vegas dephot dogwood flowers kristian eastwood band hillbilly troupe street urchin pavey ark
STrummerville STAGE 10.15 - 11.00 9.25 - 9.55 8.35 - 9.05 7.45 - 8.15 6.55 - 7.25 6.05 - 6.35 5.15 - 5.45 4.25 - 4.55 3.35 - 4.05 2.45 - 3.15 1.55 - 2.25 1.05 - 1.35 12.15 - 12.45
no nothings la bete blooms avalanche party cannibal animal wierds and the hangnails thee deadtime philharmonic secateurs oedipus the king runoffthestatic lumer serial chiller the bodyfarmers
humberside main stage 10.30 - 11.00 9.40 - 10.10 8.50 - 9.20 8.00 - 8.30 7.10 - 7.40 6.20 - 6.50 5.30 - 6.00 4.40 - 5.10 3.50 - 4.20 3.00 - 3.30 2.10 - 2.40 1.20 - 1.50 12.30 - 1.00 11.40 - 12.10
life the hubbards vulgarians allusondrugs years young casanova the mighty & the moon the holy orders grinny grandad native braves playa one jack conman the happy endings joe hakim
rock STAGE 10.30 - 11.00 9.40 - 10.10 8.50 - 9.20 8.00 - 8.30 7.10 - 7.40 6.20 - 6.50 5.30 - 6.00 4.40 - 5.10 3.50 - 4.20 3.00 - 3.30 2.10 - 2.40 1.20 - 1.50 12.30 - 1.00 11.40 - 12.10
three day millionaires battalions liberatae mae sex injuries sworn amongst of allies dividium mastiff face towards enemy age of atlas less deceived remenitions underkript abandon the night
THE DEEP STAGE 10.00 - 10.30 9.00 - 9.30 8.00 - 8.30 7.00 - 7.30 6.00 - 6.30 5.00 - 5.30 4.00 - 4.30 3.00 - 3.30 2.00 - 2.30 1.00 - 1.30 12.00 - 12.30
aacoustic stage 10.30 - 11.00 9.40 - 10.10 8.50 - 9.20 8.00 - 8.30 7.10 - 7.40 6.20 - 6.50 5.30 - 6.00 4.40 - 5.10 3.50 - 4.20 3.00 - 3.30 2.10 - 2.40 1.20 - 1.50 12.30 - 1.00 11.40 - 12.10
max taylor stafford fudgey joe duncan lauren mckee sam arkut amber warren craig dearing imogen hart signs of home carrie martin dodge mckay bobby joyce nicole moore jack husch
ming city rockers false advertising narcs dead hormones hot soles dantevilles streaming lights bull the evil litter sister strange the madisons
SPEAK EASY STAGE
10.30 - 11.00 10.00 - 10.30 9.30 - 10.00 9.00 - 9.30 8.30 - 9.00 8.00 - 8.30 7.30 - 8.00 7.00 - 7.30 6.30 - 7.00 6.00 - 6.30 5.30 - 6.00
fraser anderson will & holly jess morgan jack conman jody mckenna boss caine mulholland toby burras rich stephenson emily moulton people poems
5.00 - 5.30 4.30 - 5.00 4.00 - 4.30 3.30 - 4.00 3. 00 - 3.30 2.30 - 3.00 2.00 - 2.30 1.30 - 2.00 1.00 - 1.30 12.30 - 1.00 12.00 -12.30
alice clayton tom skelly kid conventional gracie falls born to lose hannah brumby elwhaeko katie spencer tim mellins amber warren jack moxon
king billy stage 11.00 - 3.00 10.30 - 11.00 9.40 - 10.10 8.50 - 9.20 8.00 - 8.30 7.10 - 7.40 6.20 - 6.50 5.30 - 6.00 4.40 - 5.10 3.50 - 4.20 3.00 - 3.30 2.10 - 2.40 1.20 - 1.50 12.30 - 1.00
green bricks stage 8.50 - 9.20 8.00 - 8.30 7.10 - 7.40 6.20 - 6.50 5.30 - 6.00 4.40 - 5.10 3.50 - 4.20 3.00 - 3.30 2.10 - 2.40 1.20 - 1.50 12.30 - 1.00
rebellious jukebox dj's lazlo delta vega dirty halo lightspeed lover cuba drive shivering wave room 22 accentus pavey ark yeti hunter light therapy joker king orange
amy johnson marquee
the resonance white orchid the queen riots helter the waives church of nonbelievers the raywells yasmin coe jackson d danny shenton imogen hart
5.30 - 6.00 4.30 - 5.00 3.30 - 4.00 2.30 -3.00 1.30 - 2.00 12.30 - 1.00 11.30 - 12.00
emma fee urban rain loudhailer electric company late night marauders the dyr sister sea of wires signs of home
KAG BUSkers stage
8.30 - 9.00 8.00 - 8.30 7.30 - 8.00 7.00 - 7.30 6.30 - 7.00 6.00 - 6.30 5.30 - 6.00 5.00 - 5.30 4.30 - 5.00
geoff green elizabeth pickering lynwud jace thompson lee wainman rihannon godfrey sam bishop nat morley fiona lee
4.00 - 4.30 3.30 - 4.00 3.00 - 3.30 2.30 - 3.00 2.00 - 2.30 1.30 - 2.00 1.00 - 1.30 12.30 - 1.00 12.00 -12.30
kenny barker jack parker emily thomson tim o'connor graham beck katrina rae slim tubby tom van wren mr sneaks
Squarewaves stage silent disco hfr solutions are delighted to sponsor the silent disco as a base where humberside fire and rescue service staff can engage with our diverse, music loving, community about how we can all help each other stay safe
THE residents association 10.40 - 11.00 10.20 - 10.40 10.00 - 10.20 9.40 - 10.00 9.20 - 9.40 9.00 - 9.20 8.40 - 9.00 8.20 - 8.40 8.00 - 8.20 7.40 - 8.00 7.20 - 7.40 7.00 - 7.20 6.40 - 7.00 6.20 - 6.40 6.00 - 6.20 5.40 - 6.00 5.20 - 5.40 5.00 - 5.20 4.40 - 5.00 4.20 - 4.40 4.00 - 4.20 3.40 - 4.00 3.20 - 3.40 3.00 - 3.20 12.00 - 3.00
digital underground endoflevelbaddie mushtifa jim shady the don simma brad shack shaker eazyflow marfleet marauder stevie wonders imfromull toots2len kev la kat rachel share doodlebug nuggets primo styles lee gillyon beat robinson tweakz myth jboy tilt hartzki le midi resident's residents
9:50 - 10:35 9:00 - 9:30 8:15 - 8:45 7:30 - 8:00 6:45 - 7:15 6:00 - 6:30 5:15 - 5:45 4:30 - 5:00 3:45 - 4:15 3:05 - 3:35 2:25 - 2:55 1:45 - 2:15 11:00 - 2:00
worriedaboutsatan myonemanband abezilla mattu pulselovers electro furnace my pleasure ten bing satellites vox cornelious slash three circuit bird squarewaves group performancE (azyss, the dyr sister, myonemanband, matt briggs, dxn, applemax + more) visuals by: nikki mclaren, matt briggs, azyss, myonemanband squarewave djs between acts
a celebration of hip-hop 7.20 - 8.00 6.50 - 7.10 6.30 - 6.50 6.05 - 6.30 5.10 - 6.00 4.10 - 5.00 4.00 - 4.15 3.45 - 4.00 3.30 - 3.45 3.00 - 3.30 2.00 - 2.55 12.00 - 1.55
pearls cab ride chieu oraka & deezkid red eye & playa one dj toots floor rippers // bboy showcase battle dj sound clash battle // fast t v dj severe clarksman live lans marx scratch call & rap // dj rasp & tony brooke dj khan fu & bboys bboy//scratch//wrters bench workshops
Monster Sesh is lost. Help him find his way to Humber Street so he can perform on stage!
AFFAIRS / BUD SUGAR / COUNTING COINS / FRONTEERS JESS MORGAN/ LUMER / NINETIES BOY / SQUAREWAVES THE HUBBARDS / YOUNG JACK
Monster Sesh is looking a little pale. Can you help him find his colour?
humber street sesh thanks wjfg for supporting our family area again this year. this will include scrapstore arts & crafts for the kids along with facepainting, a skate park and carnival arts
#THISISMYTIME To turn my passion into a career
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Official programme for Humber Street Sesh in association with the Hull Daily Mail.