Head of Humber Street Sesh Programming Daniel Mawer takes us through five industry acts coming to Hull on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August…

 

THE HUNNA

FRIDAY – UNIVERSITY OF HULL MAIN STAGE

9.15PM

Having primarily focused on regional talent since the festival began in 2012, this year’s Humber Street Sesh includes a sprinkle of some of the UK’s most exciting artists.

The Hunna headline the festival main stage on Friday 2nd August, A major shift to the programme which we hope will be the start of us bringing more established emerging talent to play alongside our fantastic local artists as Humber Street Sesh continues to grow.

Undoubtedly one of England’s most in-demand artists, with over one million monthly listeners worldwide, The Hunna have had a meteoric rise since they began in 2016. The Hertfordshire four-piece are known for an eclectic blend of indie-pop and rock, previously named as Kerrang’s Next Big Thing, their first album ‘100’ is one of the UK’s most successful debut albums in recent times.

 

 

 

THE BLINDERS

FRIDAY – BACK TO OURS BIG TOP

10.05PM

The New Adelphi Club has long provided Hull audiences with some of the finest touring acts this country has produced. The Blinders certainly fit within that category in 2019, having played the venue last year, they’re one of the most exciting new artists currently hitting the festival season.

The Donny trio specialises in psychedelic punk, evident on their debut album ‘Columbia’ released last year.

Slots at Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading, Kendal Calling, along with touring with the likes of The Charlatons and Cabbage have helped one of Yorkshire’s own to become one of the most engaging live acts in the industry.

 

 

 

YONAKA

FRIDAY – UNIVERSITY OF HULL MAIN STAGE

8.00PM

Another hard-working band to have come through Hull’s live venues, Yonaka have also graced The New Adelphi Club stage, and just like Blinders, have shone as one of the UK’s most sought after live bands.

The Brighton based four piece have created a perfect blend of pop and rock, both genre’s all over their self produced debut album ‘Don’t Wait Til Tomorrow’ which came out earlier this year.

Their DIY ethic resonates with the festival’s own ethos, to be part of Yonaka’s story as they rise through festival lineups this year is a real privilege.

 

 

MARSICANS

SATURDAY – UNIVERSITY OF HULL MAIN STAGE

9.15pm

It feels like forever since Marsicans played the local Sesh night at The Polar Bear. Undoubtedly one of the nicest bands we’ve ever had the joy of working with, tour schedules have stopped a festival return to Hull for the indie pop Leeds four piece in previous years, but it feels a coup to finally have them play the festival in 2019.

And it’s certainly been a big journey for the band in the past 18 months, selling out tours across the UK as well as playing last year’s Leeds and Reading Festival, Marsicans recently opened up for Kaiser chiefs at Elland Road having already supported the likes of Foals, Fickle Friends, Jaws and Clean Cut Kid.

Their end of year party will see them play a 1000 capacity hometown show, Marsicans are gaining momentum thanks to their fantastic work ethic, indie hooks and pop harmonies.

 

KING NO-ONE 

FRIDAY – UNIVERSITY OF HULL MAIN STAGE

7.30pm

Some bands have been with The Sesh team so long, it feels like they’re part of the Humber Street Family.

King No-One have certainly become brothers in arms, having played the weekly Sesh night over half a decade ago, the York three piece have gained an avid following thanks to their relentless touring work ethic.

From playing the buskers stage to headlining the festival last year, indie pop is this band’s speciality, with an energetic live offering, their shows focus on inclusivity and a sense of community. Undoubtedly one of the best bands Humber Street Sesh has had the joy of working with, we can’t wait to have them return to The Main Stage

 

 

 

 

 

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