The hugely successful Trinity Live is returning to Hull’s Trinity Market.
The weekly live music event, which last year brought thousands of extra people into the market on an evening as well as giving a platform to many local bands and performers, will return next month.
The event, curated by Sesh Events and funded by Hull City Council, will return on Thursday 5 March.
Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for culture and leisure, said: “Trinity Live has been a resounding success, drawing more people into the city centre on an evening, benefiting the night time economy and giving a fantastic platform to talented musicians in the area.”
Trinity Live launched in May last year in the run-up to the annual, and enormously popular, Humber Street Sesh festival.
It proved to be such a hit that it continued after the festival, all the way up until Christmas.
In total Sesh Events put on 32 Trinity Live events last year, bringing more than 12,000 people into the market and giving a platform to almost 100 local bands and musicians.
Mark Page, from Sesh Events, said: “Following on from the initial success of Trinity Live in 2019, Sesh Events is delighted to of been asked to curate its return. Working closely with the lovely Lucy Lines and her incredible team at the Trinity Market, we aim to shine the spotlight on the many fantastic independent traders within the market, whilst providing a platform for the region’s very best talent.”
Rich Stephenson, from the band Listening Club, is one of the many musicians to have performed at Trinity Live.
He said: “Great live music, tasty food and welcoming crowds. Trinity Live has been a great inclusion to the live music scene in the city.
“We’ve loved both performing there and heading down to watch other bands too.
“The fact that the run of shows keeps getting extended is a credit to the organisers, the stall holders and the punters who return week after week.”
As well as the live music, various different market traders support the event by serving up their diverse selection of food and drink.
John Copley and Jayne Allen recently opened Only, a vegan-friendly food stall in the market.
John, a familiar face on the Hull music scene with the band Low Hummer as well as a solo performer, has graced the Trinity Live stage on a number of occasions.
John said: “I’m looking forward to trading at it after playing it a few times, it’s a great event for the market with extra footfall for the traders as well as a unique atmosphere.”
As well as serving up their vegan food, John and Jayne will also be selling vegan beers and wine.
The next edition of Trinity Live will return until at least the start of the summer, with 12 weeks of performances confirmed.
[Michael Berriman – Hull City Council]