Humber Street Sesh 2022 goes back to its roots on Hull Marina

Humber Street Sesh, the multi award-winning music festival, will return to its spiritual home on Hull Marina on Saturday 13 August, with early bird tickets on sale now.

Photo: Tyler Rayner

Festival organisers, Sesh Events Ltd, are delighted to bring the festival back to its birthplace after three years away. The pandemic put paid to the festival in 2020, followed by flood barrier work preventing Humber Street Sesh 2021. Inner City Sesh, a new, smaller event was staged in Queen’s Gardens last year, supported by Hull City Council.

Director, Dave Mays, said: “Hull Marina is home territory – we know the site inside out. We put on the first festival ten years ago with a few bands in warehouses down Humber Street. Navigating this urban landscape, with its obstacles and new developments, is always a challenge but we can’t wait to get cracking with the team to deliver a first-class event on the Marina again.”

The festival will take place on the east side of the Marina, with a free fringe area encompassing Humber Street and Stage@TheDock that will stage some events. The fringe area will allow Marina businesses to operate without festival constraints and lessen the impact of the event on the burgeoning residential areas.

Humber Street Sesh started in 2012 to provide a powerful platform for the emerging artists of the region. By 2019, the event saw a stellar line-up of UK national emerging artists like The Hunna, The Blinders and Yonaka. This year, Humber Street Sesh 2022 will return to its roots, showcasing over 100 acts celebrating Hull’s incredible artists, many of whom have gained national attention.

Director, Mark Page, said: “Right now, the city’s music scene is stronger than ever with bands playlisted on Radio 1 and 6; touring nationally and internationally; and playing big festivals like The Great Escape and SXSW in Texas. Low Hummer’s critically acclaimed debut album “Modern Tricks for Living” has also reached the top 40! We’ve a lot to be proud of and celebrate as a city of music – this year’s festival promises to be something really special.”

Community favourites include the Silent Disco; Team Extreme Skate Park, with displays from the experts; Hip Hop Amphitheatre; Creative Arts Marquee by Scrapstore; art installations and photography exhibitions throughout the site; and an array of food choices and bars.

Festival organisers are committed to improving the event’s green credentials each year and have opted for biodegradable bamboo wristbands for 2022. The bamboo wristbands and the Main Stage are proudly supported by the University of Hull.

Sesh Events Ltd would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting Humber Street Sesh 2022: University of Hull, Hull Business Angels & Citywide Partners, Hull Trains, Wilberforce College, Goodwin Development Trust, along with partners Hull City Council and Wykeland Group.

Humber Street Sesh 2022, Hull Marina, Saturday, August 13, 12pm-11pm

Early bird tickets £10: May 9 – June 9

Advance tickets £15: June 10 – August 12

Pay on the gate £20: August 13

Tickets can be purchased via and Booking fees apply. Free entrance for 12yrs and under when accompanied by an 18yrs+ fee paying adult. Wristband exchange locations TBC.