Trinity Live to bring top local musicians to Hull indoor market

A free music event which has become a big favourite in Hull’s live entertainment scene returns for the fifth year this week, presenting top local talent in a party atmosphere at Trinity Indoor Market.

Trinity Live will resume on Thursday 14 March with an early start and a bumper line-up of five performers from the city’s array of musical talent.

The season will continue with more free live music every Thursday through to 19 December with the market’s fantastic food and drink stalls staying open for the show.

Trinity Live made its debut in 2019 in the run-up to the annual, and enormously popular, Humber Street Sesh festival. It has become established as one of the city’s most successful live music events and is expected to be even more popular this year with HullBID again stepping up to help spread the word.

The project is part of a package of events which includes Hull Street Food Nights, Trinity Festival Rebooted and a Teenage Market and is supported by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. In addition Hull City Council has committed a total of £50,000 over two years and HullBID will contribute £20,000.

The first of this year’s Trinity Live sessions will run from 5pm until 9pm and tie in with the Tower of Light and Cultural Tides events in the city centre. The next 11 events will run from 6pm until 9pm every Thursday until 30 May with the first season featuring a total of 38 performances from bands and solo artists all selected by Sesh Events. Details of the Trinity Live schedules for the rest of the year will be announced once the acts are confirmed.

Mark Page of Sesh Events said: “We are proud to be curating the fifth year of Trinity Live within Trinity Indoor Market. It’s an event that touches the heart of the community and one that’s captivated many, with regular turn outs of 300-plus every Thursday.

“It works on so many levels, being a free event, starting early and welcoming all ages, whilst showcasing the varied independent traders within the marketplace, and allowing us at Sesh to provide a great platform for the musical talent that we possess as a region. Working closely alongside the Hull City Council events team, we are delivering an accessible event that brings people together and one that puts smiles on many faces every week. It’s simply magical!

In addition to Trinity Live, fans of local live music are looking forward to the final round of the current season of Trinity Live Rebooted, which will present around 50 performances in bars around the city centre on Saturday 30 March starting at 2pm.

The events dovetail with a wider live music programme which includes weekly Sesh nights at the Polar Bear Music Club every Tuesday and the annual Humber Street Sesh extravaganza at Hull Marina,

Mark said: “We’re blessed for talent in Hull, and with us providing multiple platforms throughout the year around the city and at Social in Humber Street we are able to develop a talent pipeline, breeding confidence within and creating regular opportunities galore for artists to perform.” 

Businesses in the market welcomed the return of Trinity Live and Old Town publicans are hoping that music fans will make a night of it.

Anna Beaumont, owner of Cone Queen in the market, said: “It’s great news and I’m really looking forward to it. Big events definitely mean bigger crowds and that helps all of us so hopefully we’ll be able to spread the word, get a good turnout from day one and build on that.”

Dennis Wann, licensee of Ye Olde Black Boy and The Sailmakers Arms in High Street, said: “I’ll be aiming to get to some of the Trinity Live evenings because it’s only round the corner and I’m hoping some of the crowd will come to High Street to continue their evening.

“Trinity Live is a great way of attracting people into the city centre and the Old Town and the key is to also encourage them to support the fantastic pubs in the area. We’ve got two of them and our message is that the fun doesn’t have to finish just because the music stops!”

Kathryn Shillito, HullBID Executive Director, said: “Trinity Live is a great event in its own right and also a welcome sign that summer is on the way with a wide variety of festivals and activities which always bring a real vibrancy to the city centre.

“We’ll be working closely with Hull City Council and the organisers of Trinity Live to help the event reach a wider audience and to attract the crowds to enjoy the free entertainment and to support the businesses which are so important to our city centre.

“We’ll be announcing details soon of the HullBID events programme for 2024. People can expect the return of Dino Day, Superhero Day and Hull Street Food Nights, so Trinity Live is just the start!”

Cllr Rob Pritchard, portfolio holder for culture at Hull City Council said: “I’m delighted that Trinity Live is back again for its fifth year, and again is supported by a new season of Trinity Rebooted. 

“Accessible live local music across the city plays an important component in our cultural fabric.  As well as audiences supporting local independent traders and the city centre’s early evening economy, both Trinity Live and Trinity Rebooted help to develop and champion our local music scene.”     

Listings for the first Trinity Live season of 2024

14 March

Beth Pilling and the Bootleggers

Sandra’s Wedding

Buffalo Jaw

The Arkut Brothers


21 March

Eve Buckley

Bonnie Milnes


28 March

Sam Scherdel

Lucky Iris

Alex Czapla

4 April


James Waudby

Kitty VR

11 April

Long Island

Amelia Quinn

Jordan Van Beem

18 April



Charlotte Lammiman

25 April

Velvet Tuxedo

Pablo Carizzo

Minas Altar

2 May

Ramble Gamble

The Hillbilly Troupe

Sarah Shiels

9 May

Jackson D

Kristian Eastwood

Flo Silver

16 May

Happy Endings

Quicksilver Kings

Lewis Marrow

23 May

All Gone South

On the Rise

Matt Crossland

30 May

Rolling Over

Lola and the Cosmic Getaway

Chris JD and the Crazy Hearts