Humber Street Sesh – My Top Three Picks

This blog post is in collaboration with the University of Hull in exchange of Humber Street Sesh’s weekend wristbands.

university of hull reusable cup in front of graffiti.

Humber Street Sesh is now in its sixth year since starting out in 2012. Over the years, it has grown to host 14 stages and fill two days of local entertainment. This year in particular, Humber Street Sesh became more eco-friendly by using re-usable cups provided by University of Hull, and plenty of recycling zones. You could also bring in your own water bottle and have it filled up for free at water stations around.

I’ve been going for years and I love the atmosphere – full of smiles, dancing and amazing talent. This year was no different – there was a lot to choose from, and it has been difficult to narrow down what my favourites where. However, recovering from dancing and reflecting back on the fun I’ve had has resulted in the following list:

Of Allies on University of Hull’s Main Stage (Saturday)

Of Allies has recently hit 4 million streams within the last two years, and there’s no wonder with the energetic but powerful songs. With songs such as 17, The Hireophant and their cover of In the Air Tonight.

Performing on the Main Stage which is sponsored by the University of Hull, the band brought the crowd to life with their enthusiasm. Plus, they gave a huge shout out for 9 year old Thomas, who made his own banner for the band. Definitely made his (and his mum’s) day!

Credit: Luke Michael James via Of Allies Twitter

Pride in Hull Takeover at Hull Business Angel’s Silent Disco (Friday)

They say dance like no one is watching; how about dancing like no one can hear what you’re listening to?

If you’re unaware of the concept of Silent Disco, everyone entering the marquee are given a headphone with two channels that you can alternate between. In the meantime, the DJs are mixing up some tunes that you can dance away to – but the marquee isn’t full of music. It’s full of laughter and singing REALLY loudly.

The lovely folx at Pride in Hull took over on Friday night with classics and remixes – including Take That vs Spice Girls. And I can assure you that Gemma, Violet and I danced our little hearts away!

Counting Coins at the Back to Our’s Big Top (Saturday)

If you’re not jumping around and caught up in a pit – then are you really at a Counting Coins gig?

The hip hop, ska influenced local band will make you jump and have a good time. Playing tunes such as Freak Show, Don’t Look Down and some exclusive new hits, the crowd went wild!

What has been your highlights of this year’s Humber Street Sesh? Comment below!

Until next time,


P.s. Have you read why I believe There’s No Place like Hull at the University of Hull?

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