The stages are set for some of the region’s brightest stars at Inner City Sesh

Inner City Sesh, one of the biggest events to take place in the city this year, will shine a light on the region’s best emerging musicians and artists.

Fire (The Unstoppable Force)

The team behind Humber Street Sesh, which was cancelled earlier this year, are delighted to be partnered by HCC to bring Inner City Sesh to Queens Gardens on Saturday, September 18th

The 15,000 capacity festival will showcase some of the finest homegrown talent across 4 music stages.

Chiedu Oraka, Hull’s grime-influenced rapper, with his distinctive northern accent, has risen through the ranks from previously headlining the Hip Hop stage at Humber Street Sesh to top bill on the University of Hull Main Stage this Saturday.

Chiedu has been making waves in the music industry with frequent BBC Radio 1 airtime and well over 3 million Spotify streams for “Darcy”. His lyrics are peppered with references to Hull’s street and party culture. Chiedu said “I feel proud to say I have created a black music scene in Hull from scratch”

Life, the hugely popular post-punk four piece from Hull, will also play the Main Stage. The band are festival veterans with past slots at Leeds, Reading, Latitude, Great Escape and Glastonbury. Along with European tours, Life have also supported Idles and Slaves.

Endoflevelbaddie, the original party starter, will headline and ignite the Hull Trains Dead Bod Stage with an impressive electronica set. Earlier slots will feature some of the city’s favourites with the likes of Yasmin Coe, the talented 18 year-old Indie rock queen; the immense and slightly insane, Fire (The Unstoppable Force); the sensational Pearls Cab Ride; and new to the stage, Fat Generous, a brand new 6 piece funk & soul outfit from Hull.

Lumer, the post punk quartet will headline The Sesh Emerging Stage, supported by Back To Ours & Goodwin Development Trust who will engage their volunteers in production to gain valuable work experience. This stage features some of the best new bands from the region and includes the impressive Priestgate and Cannibal Animal.

Mark Page, Festival Director said “We’re really proud of the line-up we’ve put together for this festival. Despite a tough 18 months, some of the region’s best bands and acts have flourished creatively and achieved some great recognition. To be able to get them all into one field this summer on Saturday will be amazing”

“Our mission, as always, is to provide as many platforms as we can for the region’s wealth of emerging talent and put them in front of new audiences and help them pave a career in music”

“The festival will shine a light on a diverse range of artists and acts from well-known Hull favourites to newcomers, who will hopefully move through the talent pipe-line to be future headliners.”

The Sesh Team would like to thank the following sponsors for making Inner City Sesh possible – Hull City Council, VHEY, University of Hull, Back to Ours, Goodwin Development Trust, Youth Arts Takeover, Youth Music, Hull Trains, East Yorkshh!re, Pace Communications, Strata & Citywide, Wykeland Beal, HullBID, KCOM.

Full Festival line ups can be found at, and follow the festival on social media @innercitysesh

Inner City Sesh, Queens Gardens, Saturday 18 September, 12noon-11pm

£10 e-tickets available via and Booking fees apply £15 at the gate. Free entry for 12 years and under, when accompanied by an adult.

Wristband exchange at the gate.