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Freedom Festival 2015

 
 
Freedom Festival 2015

As Freedom Festival draws closer an incredible variety of acts and events are emerging. The Freedom Festival team, working with local contributors and renowned international acts guarantee that the weekend is set to be packed with amazing events.

Make sure you keep up to date with headline announcements by visiting:

www.freedomfestival.co.uk

 
 
 
 
 
Frantic

Frantic

Sat 05 Sep 2015 - Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Love, freedom, blood, sweat and rain storms: Frantic by Acrojou is an explosive exploration of our relentless devotion to busyness. Acrobatics and dance-theatre choreographed around a bespoke structure, Frantic uses a rich physical language to pull apart its subject - the reality of a running mind and one man’s thirst for escape.

Blom

Blom

Sat 05 Sep 2015 - Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Queens Gardens

Gijs van Bon – the artist behind the much-loved sand-writer from Freedom Festival 2013 returns with Blom, which will decorate Queens Gardens with sand-written flower carpets, garlands and hearts, to be coloured-in by passers-by.

 

World Village Market

World Village Market

Sat 05 Sep 2015 - Sun 06 Sep 2015

Venue: Hull Marina

Over 40 stalls will line Humber Dock promenade on Hull Marina, featuring exotic world cooking, homemade, healthy and traceable foods together with ethically-traded, handmade, eco-friendly arts, crafts, clothing, jewellery, accessories and original ideas.

 

 

 
Tangle

Tangle

Fri 04 Sep 2015 - Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Queens Gardens

Tangle by Australia’s Polyglot Theatre is a giant weaving play space event that uses coloured elastic to create a vibrant, live interactive artwork made by children and their families.

 

 

Tubular Bells for Two

Tubular Bells for Two

Fri 04 Sep 2015 - Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: 7:00pm Friday and Saturday

Venue: Holy Trinity Church

Two crazy bare-foot Aussies wield over 20 instruments to faithfully recreate Mike Oldfield’s epic 1973 masterpiece in a thrilling, tight-rope piece of music theatre not to be missed.

Tickets: £17.00, £15.00 concessions

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Humber Calling

Humber Calling

Fri 04 Sep 2015 - Sun 06 Sep 2015

Venue:City Centre

Humber Calling will feature six new, non-art-form-specific commissions from artists based locally and further afield, created in response to Scanner’s track and inspired by the festival theme of ‘Broadcast – Voices of Freedom’.

 

 

 
The Phantom of the Opera by Minima

The Phantom of the Opera by Minima

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Yellow Bus

The classic 1925 silent film Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney, with a live contemporary musical accompaniment by the quartet Minima. Minima’s music is an audacious 21st-Century interpretation of the images of silent film.


 

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Rag and Bone make great beasts, giants and puppets, fiery devices and mechanical contraptions; they create elemental performances, shows, installations, parades and processions; worlds to wander and dream in.

 

 

 

 

Reliquary

Reliquary

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Queen Victoria Square

You are invited to witness the marvels contained in this portable non-secular shrine. ‘What can be inside?’ we hear you cry. Well, stop gawking, you slack-jawed non-believers and step forward! Avanti and Artizani present Reliquary, the mystery of the last Albino Arctic Duck-Billed Platypus.

 

 
Spring King

Spring King

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Bridge Stage

‘Stylistically-diverse’ Spring King were crowned by NME as one of the top ten new bands of 2014, have been A-listed on BBC Radio 6 Music and championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and Zane Lowe.

Voice of Freedom

Voices of Freedom

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

This opening night spectacular centred on the River Hull will feature Hull’s Freedom Chorus, with local people with a connection to the river joining the mass choral performance.

 

 

Comedy Warehouse

Comedy Warehouse

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Festival Big Top

Comedy Warehouse at Freedom Festival brings three of the country's most hilarious comedians together for the first time

Tickets: £10.00, £8.00 concessions

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James Taylor Quartet

James Taylor Quartet

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Venue: Yellow Bus

James Taylor Quartet, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history will headline Freedom's Yellow Bus Stage on the Friday night of the festival.

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Venue: Yellow Bus

New Orleans meets 90s club classics… a rave funeral without the body.

 

 

 
Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: 4pm

Venue: Festival Big Top

Renowned playwright, novelist and critic Bonnie Greer will give a new talk at Freedom Festival, reflecting on her experiences of growing up during the Civil Rights Movement of the early 60s.

Tickets: £5.00, £4.00 concessions

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Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Yellow Bus

PSB's spell-binding live AV transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics.

 

 

Over and Out

Over and Out

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Hull Marina

A lonely lighthouse, its light fading as the river traffic declines, is rejuvenated when three lighthouse keepers are reunited. Over and Out is a spectacular show that broadcasts the mighty power of the river and those who have worked at sea over the centuries.

 

 
The Bell

The Bell

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Queens Gardens

An intense, interactive tale exploring war and peace, featuring pyrotechnics, aerial performance and original live music.


 
 
 

YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Yellow Bus

A wonderful mix of genres, touching on jazz, soul and reggae, YolanDa's Freedom Festival set will include a 70th birthday tribute to Bob Marley.

 

 

 

 

Revolutions

Revolutions

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Festival Big Top

A play about 1989: A year of raves and revolutions.

Tickets: £8.00, £6.00 concessions

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At the End of Everything Else

At the End of Everything Else

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: 1:00pm

Venue: Festival Big Top

When her best friend, a little yellow bird named Tito, goes missing, Icka puts her inventive mind to the test and sets off on a mission over land and sea to save him.

Tickets: £7.00, £5.00 concessions

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Payback vs Originial Brew

Payback vs Original Brew

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Time: 10.30pm - 1.30am

Venue: Festival Big Top

Saturday night at Freedom Festival presents a one-off mash-up of two Hull favourites: the Adelphi Club’s much-loved soul, funk and jazz night Payback

Tickets: £5.00, £3.00 concessions

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Get the Blessing

Get the Blessing

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Venue: Yellow Bus

GTB have forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity.


 

 

 
Rat Boy

Rat Boy

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Venue: Bridge Stage

Rat Boy’s home-grown raps paint a lyrical dissertation of suburban Britain. Real name Jordan Cardy, Rat Boy observes the society around him and encapsulates his environment in songs which flow with wit and disparagement

Shri - Just a Vibration

Shri - Just a Vibration

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Venue: Yellow Bus

Having heard brass bands for the first time several months ago, Shri Sriram had the idea of putting Indian music together with a traditional 25 piece Yorkshire brass band. Shri is a composer, musician and producer who has performed around the world.

Faust

Faust

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Venue: Tidal Barrier

In this re-imagining of Goethe’s Faust, drinking, gambling, and general debauchery make the Speakeasy a perfect place for a man to lose his soul.

 

 

 
House Gospel Choir

House Gospel Choir

Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Yellow Bus

An electrifying Gospel meets House Music experience like no other - meet the choir that house built. DJ, live keyboards and percussion combine with the choir to create an electric sound that will raise the roof.

Trevor Roots and Dread Supreme

Trevor Roots and Dread Supreme

Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Yellow Bus

Jazz-reggae favourites Dread Supreme – a thumping ten-piece with a top horn section – join great Manchester reggae vocalist Trevor Roots. Their performance is a tribute to the political troubadours of yesteryear.

Massive Battleships

Massive Battleships

Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Hull Marina

A super-sized team version of the classic naval guessing game, played on Hull Marina.

 

 

 

 
Hairspray (1988)

Hairspray (1988)

Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: 3.30pm

Venue: Festival Big Top

This cult '88 classic - brought to Freedom by Hull Independent Cinema - looks at the prejudices weighing down 60s America, and how youthful optimism and music made a difference

Tickets: £5.00, £4.00 concessions

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Bugalu Foundation

Bugalu Foundation

Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: TBC

Venue: Yellow Bus

This ten-piece jazz/funk/soul powerhouse has a simple remit: to move body and soul! Their sound is particularly evocative of the Our Latin Thing era, when musical traditions of east and west Harlem come together in an irresistible fusion of jazz, funk and soul mixed with the Hispanic beats of El Barrio.

 

Edmund the Learned Pig

Edmund the Learned Pig

Sun 06 Sep 2015

Time: 1:00pm

Venue: Festival Big Top

Carved from a poem by Edward Gorey this darkly pleasant rip-snorter of a tail will tickle the palate of adults and children alike.

Tickets: £7.00, £5.00 concessions

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