Freedom Festival 2016

Freedom Festival 2016

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2016
city centre, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 1TU, England MAP
most events are FREE
Daily capacity: 55,000
Last updated: Wed 31st Aug 2016

'Freedom' is a music and live arts festival now in it's 9th year, taking place in Hull city centre from the evening of Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th September 2016, where many of the events are free.

The 2016 festival is a celebration of ‘freedom’, commemorating the work of anti-slavery pioneer and Hull MP William Wilberforce.


Actic presents Kiddy Ride Police Patrol, Afla Sackey and Afrik Bawantu, Aswarm presents The Speakers, Aurora Nova presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour, Avanti Display presents The Spurting Man, AWA (African Women Arise), Beyond Words, Bramble FM 69.9, British Sea Power, Bud Sugar, Boom Bike, Circa69, Company Chameleon presents Push, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, Errolyn Wallen, Gobbledegook Theatre presents Ear Trumpet, Henrietta Rolla, Hot Brown Honey, Hull Dance Collective, Hull Freedom Chorus, Hull Samba, Hull Strum, Ibibio Sound Machine, Ingoma Nshya, Jesca Hoop, John Hegley, Jon Beney & Freddie Garland, Kamchàtka, Kingston Swing, Lai Di Dai, Le Cirque du Platzak presents Kermiz, Les Commandos Percu and Deabru Beltzak present Danbor Talka (Clash of Drums), Liz Knight, Motionhouse presents Underground, New York Brass Band, Non Applicables, Octopus, Olivier Grossetête presents The People’s Tower, Orkestra Del Sol, Pif-Paf presents Flycycle and Submercycle, Plunge Boom presents The Allotment and The Vegetable Nanny Make & Take Workshop, Portmanteau, Ragroof Players presents Happy Feet, Ramshackalicious Theatre Company presents Mother Says, Ray Lee presents Chorus, Refix Project, Rene Alvarez and his Cuban Combination, Sarah Yaseen, The Science Lab, Sideshow Illusions/ Shimmer Tree, Soft Wax at the Museum of Club Culture, Sound Mirrors, Soweto Kinch, Speak Out, Super Hallo presents Knol d’Amour, Swoolish Garage presents Vespaqua and Vespaudio, Teatr Biuro Podróży presents Silence, The Abstract Orchestra, The Dream Engine presents Heliosphere, The Flying Buttresses presents Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth, The Science Lab, The Vagaband, The Venus Bushfires, Voices of the Revolution, Voiver, Wandering Orquestra, Wired Aerial presents As the World Tipped, and more to be announced.

The family-friendly programme includes more than 200 acts across music, dance, comedy, poetry, spoken word, theatre, community programmes, and more.


Many events will be free including the music events. Tickets are not yet on sale.


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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