Humber Street Sesh to widen artistic programme for 2024

Hull’s biggest music festival, Humber Street Sesh, is set to widen its artistic programme by introducing some exciting new elements at this year’s event. 

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The award-winning festival celebrated 10 years on Hull Marina last August, showcasing over 100 acts and providing a platform for regional emerging artists and musicians, as well as critically acclaimed breaking bands from further afield. 

As the festival enters its second decade, Sesh Events Ltd, the company behind Humber Street Sesh, plans to expand the cultural offering by introducing new genres of music.

Plans are afoot for an impressive Dance Stage which will host some of the city’s finest DJs, as well as a UK Rap Music Marquee. The festival will also see the resurrection of the Rock Stage, which has been absent from the event for some years.

Mark Page, Festival Director, said: “We’re excited to diversify the 2024 programme and widen the platform for the region’s brilliant musicians and artists, whilst tapping into new audiences and encouraging visitors from outside the city.”

Dave Mays, Festival Director, said: “It’s a new decade for us and it feels right to reset and change things up a bit. Dance music is a staple of festivals nationwide, and with UK Rap blowing up across the country right now, as well as the recent rock revival, it’s important these genres are represented at the festival for artists and audiences alike.”

Mark Page added: “As well as new elements at this year’s festival, we’ve got some cracking headliners and line-ups, with announcements starting this week and our brand-new website launch on Friday. Right now, we’re buzzing about this year’s event!”

With community at its heart, Humber Street Sesh 2024 will continue to offer family fun, with the much-loved Silent Disco and ScrapStore Creative Arts Marquee. Photography and art exhibitions will be located across the festival site.

As members of the Oh Yes! Net Zero campaign, Sesh Events Ltd are committed to improving their green credentials and will continue to build on their impressive environmental achievements. Last year, supported by the University of Hull and JR Rix & Sons Ltd, the festival’s carbon emissions were reduced by 90% by transitioning from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil to power the event. Festival organisers will be working with partners and sponsors to move towards being an even more sustainable festival in 2024.

Event details

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

Tickets can be purchased via

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