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Published: Thursday 25th June 2015 by KCFM
This year’s Humber Street Sesh has promised to be bigger and better than ever.
There’ll be 180 bands, 11 stages and 12 hours of entertainment on the 1st of August when the festival returns to the city.
Among those announced are Nineties Boy, Hull rapper Chiedu Oraka and The Specials.
The full line-up is as follows:
UNIVERSITY OF HULL MAIN STAGE
The main stage plays host to some of Hull’s best and brightest bands with the pioneering Dub Ska rockers The Talks headlining with a very special guest joining them – the original rude boy Neville Staple from iconic two-tone Ska band The Specials.
Also featured on the main stage are the party-starting beat masters endoflevelbaddie, angular indie-punks Life and hip-hop sensation Nineties Boy.
BP SESH URBAN QUARTER – Combining various elements to excite and delight:
Some of our city’s coolest DJs playing everything from Reggae to Old Skool Breaks. Expect Dub Doctors and Scratch DJs.
SOUL POWERED EVENTS
Rap Battles and a B-Boy Breakdancing competition taking place at set times throughout the day – organised by Soul Flowered Ents. Entrants will come from around the UK to compete against local crews. Headlining the evening will be the raw and unique Hull rapper Chiedu Oraka.
The popular skate park with scheduled displays and the chance for festival goers to try for themselves.
ALTERNATIVE MAIN STAGE
Featuring some of the city’s edgier bands, headlining this year are Neo –Psychedelic Garage rockers Black Delta Movement; they will be preceded by indie-popsters The Hubbards, post-hardcore testosterone packing Late Night Fiction and post-punk five piece La Bête Blooms.
HULL COLLEGE STAGE
This newcomer’s stage showcases the latest and most promising talent the city has to offer. Indie Dance Rock band Coaves headline alongside Vulgarians and Wayward Suns.
HFR SOLUTIONS FRUIT STAGE
Fruit hosts a stellar line up this year with the glorious return to Hull of the mighty melodic punks The Freaks Union. Playing alongside them will be some familiar Hull faces in Fonda 500, The Holy Orders, Turismo and “the best rock ‘n’ roll band ever to come out of Immingham” Ming City Rockers.
With its own dedicated warehouse location within the festival, hardcore quintet The Colour Line tear up the stage as the headline band, and will be joined by 13 other bands including Dead City Streets and Demoraliser.
ABP DEAD BOD STAGE
In honour of Hull’s graffiti landmark, Dead Bod gets its own stage to tell the story of the infamous art, pay tribute to our lost seamen and celebrate Hull’s rich folk heritage. Such a big name deserves some big bands; headlining will be the folk/pop sound of the Danny Landau Band. Also playing the stage will be the eclectic folk/punk ska mix of The Hillbilly Troupe and the gorgeous vocal harmonies of The Happy Endings.
GREEN BRICKS STAGE
Returning for the fourth year in the vibrant atmosphere of the Green Bricks pub and featuring some of region’s finest bands and genres. Melodic, math hard rock band Age of Atlas headline and the rest of the day is filled out by such draws as Felony and Attack the Embassy.
The singer songwriters of Hull get their own space to shine at the festival; the mesmeric voice of John Copley will captivate the audience as the stage headliner. Expect soul and heart-warming (and breaking) music from story tellers such as Craig Dearing, Izzy Thomas and The Dyr Sister.
SPEAK EASY STAGE
Within the historic Caleb’s warehouse and programmed by the team behind regular acoustic night The Speak Easy, the stage sees the very best acoustic performers from within the region. Jack Conman tops the bill with a wonderful array of talented voices joining him, including Emily Moulton and Jodie McKenna.
IN TRAINING YOUTH STAGE
The youth of the city have a platform for their voices to be heard – come and discover some new talent including Yasmin Coe ft. Myles Howell, Imogen Hart and Frankie Flowers.
RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION DISCO TENT
Hosted by the amazing Residents Association, whose concept of a club night has taken the city by storm over the last three years at the legendary Adelphi Club. Over 30 of the City’s best DJs from some of the city’s best club nights will programme 15 minute DJ sets throughout the day guaranteeing hours of non-stop dancing fun.
Other attractions on the day include a children’s family area with fun activities all day, street market stalls with arts, crafts and more from independent retailers. A wide range of street food and real ale stalls will be at the festival, along with art installations and galleries, street graffiti art, live street painting, street theatre, DJ workshops, a silent disco and much more!
Published: Thursday 25th June 2015 by KCFM