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Enjoy one of the UK’s largest emerging-music festivals and one of the most famous underground music venues in the country

Prepare to be amazed

Hull is jam-packed with rich musical culture, unbelievable talent and unique venues. We celebrate folk music heritage, boasting the birthplace of folk legends The Watersons way back in the 60’s, and later The Housemartins with our adopted son Paul Heaton. In more recent years we celebrate emerging talent at the one of the UK’s largest grassroots festivals; Humber Street SESH, quoted as “Hull’s best day out”.

Whatever your preferred music style, there’s so much to watch, experience and involve yourself in Hull’s music scene.

The New Adelphi Club, one of the UK’s most famous small underground live music venues (in a converted house on De Grey Street) gives musicians and artists a platform to hone their talent. The venue has provided a platform for the careers of bands such as Radiohead, Stone Roses, Pulp, Primal Scream, Oasis, to name just a few.

The SESH on Tuesday nights give emerging bands and artists a stage to perform with over a 1000 performances during it’s history (it’s also free entry).

The SESH’s success is now celebrated annually with The Humber Street SESH, one day, 200+ acts, 14 stages and over 30,000 people celebrating the best emerging talent from Hull and beyond.

If you’re into hardcore punk, Hull’s DIY music collective; Hull Noise Collective – a not-for-profit DIY based collective put on local shows in hardcore punk, heavy metal and rock ‘n’ roll.

If drumming is your thing, we have Hull Samba, a weekly community Samba drumming group, with a huge community of drummers who appear all though the year at events and festivals.

For Sunday acoustic sessions head over to SpeakeasyHull who put on open mic nights and gigs in bars and coffee shops all over Hull and beyond.

Hull is also home to one of the UK’s leading amateur symphony orchestras The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra. With over 80 members, both local professional and amateur musicians, they boast a track record of providing a platform to emerging talent and their concerts regularly feature prize-winning soloists from national prestigious competitions.

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