Home-grown heroes, bdrmm, headline Humber Street Sesh 2024

The critically acclaimed 4-piece Hull band, bdrmm, hailed last year by NME as one of “Britain’s best kept musical secrets,” will headline the Main Stage at Humber Street this year.

Photography: Luke Hallett

The annual, award-winning music festival Humber Street Sesh will take place on Saturday 3 August and is expected to attract around 20,000 people throughout the day, showcasing over 100 acts and providing a platform for emerging musicians from the region and beyond.

Bdrmm, the festival’s headline act, is on a stellar trajectory. The Hull band have come a long way from a debut at Hull’s Adelphi via support slots with Her’s, Viagra Boys and Fat White Family to appearing with Ride at the Roundhouse, to UK and European tours with Mogwai which included appearing at London’s 10,400-capacity Alexandra Palace in 2022.

The band made their mark with their mid-pandemic debut album of 2020, “Bedroom” which was lauded by NME in a 5-star review as “a modern-day shoegaze classic;” and hailed by the Guardian as “one of the underground hits of lockdown.” Their critically acclaimed second album, “I Don’t Know” followed in 2023 revealing a confident, expansive sound and movement towards immersive electronica.

Speaking to NME last year with typical Hull modesty, Joe Vickers, guitarist, reflected on the band’s successful debut album: “It feels very strange but I’m just so glad because it gives us a chance to keep doing it. We’re the kind of people that every time someone buys a ticket for our show, we feel blessed that people even care.”

The four-piece band consists of Ryan Smith (guitar, vocals) and brother, Jordan Smith (bass, synth, vocals), Connor Murray (drums) and Joe Vickers (guitar). The band members are also best friends who work hard and love what they do which has seen them complete another massive UK and European tour earlier this year.

Mark Page, Festival Artistic Director, said: “We are absolutely over the moon that bdrmm are our Main Stage headline act this year. They’ve rightly gained the attention and respect of the UK independent music scene and we’re honoured to have them. They have a huge following in their hometown, and they’ll be an amazing headline act on the Main Stage this year.”

Event details

Humber Street Sesh 2024, Hull Marina, Saturday 3rd August, midday-11pm

Tickets can be purchased via seetickets.com

General Admission advance tickets £20 (+booking fees)15th February – 2nd August

Festival Gate price £30 – 3rd August

Free entrance for children 12yrs and under when accompanied by an 18yrs+ fee-paying adult

Wristband exchange locations TBC