Hull’s own politically-charged punk noisemakers LIFE will top the bill at Humber Street Sesh this year, the UK’s biggest festival of rising stars and unsigned talent.
The lineup was announced in style this month with a special performance on a rooftop in Hull. Singer-songwriter Jack Conman, sister-doom duo Chambers and indie quartet Fronteers performed on the Humber Street Gallery rooftop, overlooking the streets that will be filled with festival goers this summer.
Humber Street Sesh 2017 takes place on August 5 and tickets are available now. Crowds of over 30,000 are expected to descend on Hull Marina for what is bound to be one of the highlights of the summer.
Now in its sixth year, the festival has grown from a weekly music night to one of the country’s most unique and exciting urban festivals.
“What’s been achieved off the back of a long-standing original live music night is quite incredible,” Says Mak, founder of the Sesh and the man behind the success of Humber Street Sesh.
“In the last five years, we’ve captivated the heart and soul of the city, provided a powerful platform for the best emerging bands and acts from the region and helped create a sense of cultural wellbeing in Hull.
“This year, in line with Hull 2017, we have invited some special friends to join us as we showcase the brilliance of our City of Culture. This is our year in the spotlight, and Humber Street Sesh will truly shine this August.”
Local legends LIFE will headline the festival this summer, fresh from performing at SXSW and supporting Slaves on their European tour.
LIFE frontman Mez Green said “It’s an honour to headline what we consider the most exciting and vital Hull event.
“The Sesh isn’t just a celebration of music but it’s a celebration of the diverse and powerful community we have in our city of culture! We can’t wait.”
200 bands will play across 20 stages around the Marina for Humber Street Sesh 2017, including…
Post War Glamour Girls
La Bete Blooms
Black Delta Movement
It’s not just about the bands though. There’s also an arts programme running throughout the day that includes street art, graffiti, photo exhibitions and installations. There’ll be a family area too, with a youth stage, skate park, kids scrapstore and face painting. Under 12s get into the festival free of charge.
Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, said: “Humber Street Sesh has grown dramatically from being an important festival for Hull and the region, to one of the most important events nationally for unsigned and emerging talent.
“In a year of brilliant music, this will definitely be one of the highlights and shouldn’t be missed.
“You never know, you might be spotting the next big thing.”
Humber Street Sesh 2017 is on August 5. Tickets are available now at humberstreetsesh.co.uk (advance tickets £10).