'Freedom' is a music and live arts festival now in it's 8th year, taking place in Hull city centre from the evening of Friday 4th until Sunday 6th September 2015, where many of the events are free.
For the 2015 the festival theme is 'Broadcast: Voices of Freedom',
Friday: The Phantom of the Opera by Minima, Lea Anderson, Fruit DJs, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, a variety of local bands and artists, James Taylor Quartet, Spring King, Voices of Freedom, Of Allies, Middle Child Theatre, Rag and Bone, comedians, Skarlett Riot, Tubular Bells for Two, Late Night Fiction, Hull Rhythm Pixies, Bees! The Colony, Avanti and Artizani present Reliquary, and Black Delta Movement.
Saturday: Public Service Broadcasting, The Bell, Over and Out, Freedom to Tell Tales Story-Telling Trail, Lea Anderson, Fruit DJs, Oresome Gallery, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, LO:CUS Dance Theatre, Freedom Bandstand, The Little Village, Signal Intent, Middle Child Theatre, Tubular Bells for Two, Hull Rhythm Pixies, Bees! The Colony, Reliquary, Frantic, Caution Do Not Swallow! by Collectif & Then and Karkatag Kollektiv, Rhythm Town by Juggling on Tap, Hex//DiVision by Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band, Rationale Theatre Company, Tangle, ABACUS//Car Park by Janine Harrington, Hull Samba School, Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung, La Bête Blooms, Hot Soles, Revolutions, Vulgarians, Get the Blessing, Bull, Coaves, Shri - Just a Vibration, Bonnie Greer, Baby Tooth, YolanDa Brown, Cannibal Animal, My Pleasure, Bossa Revista, The Talkdown, Blom, Larkin Bike Library, At the End of Everything Else, Full Stop, Delta Vega, BBC Make It Digital, Battle of the Slime and Science Corner, Hillbilly Troupe, Jack Conman, Stolen Lives, Rat Boy, Payback vs Original Brew, Gone in 20 Minutes, and Faust.
Sunday: Freedom to Tell Tales Story-Telling Trail, Lea Anderson, Fruit DJs, Oresome Gallery, Pirates and Privateers, LO:CUS Dance Theatre, Freedom Bandstand, Fruit Trade Music Stage, World Village Market, The Little Village, Studio 11, Signal Intent, Middle Child Theatre, Hull Rhythm Pixies, Hairspray (1988), Frantic, Caution Do Not Swallow! by Collectif & Then and Karkatag Kollektiv, Rhythm Town by Juggling on Tap, Hex//DiVision by Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band, Sight Specific by Rationale Theatre Company, Tangle Tangle, ABACUS//Car Park by Janine Harrington, Hull Samba School, Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung, Blom, BBC Make It Digital, Battle of the Slime and Science Corner, Gone in 20 Minutes, Young Jack, Skinny Living, House Gospel Choir, Hoopelaï, Fronteers, Pearl's Cab Ride, Trevor Roots and Dread Supreme, Gracie Falls, Gatumba Massacre Debate,Crooked Weather, Edmund the Learned Pig, Bugalu Foundation, Songs of Freedom, L'Hotel (the smallest hotel in the world) by Circo Rum Ba Ba, Massive Battleships, YARICO, and Octopus.
The family-friendly programme includes more than 200 acts across music, dance, comedy, poetry, spoken word, theatre, community programmes, and more.
The opening night spectacular is centred on the River Hull and will feature Hull’s Freedom Chorus, with local people with a connection to the river joining a mass choral performance.
A collection of six brand new, non-art-form-specific artist commissions curated by UK sound artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), whose controversial early work incorporated mobile phone conversations found by scanning police airwaves. Scanner is renowned for creating cinematic, immersive sound scores and has composed a new piece of music for the festival - 'Air Time'.
Many events will be free including the music events.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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