Générik Vapeur performing Bivouac in GreatYarmouth. Photo credit: JMA Photography.

Freedom Festival 2019 line-up revealed

The line-up for the 12th annual Freedom Festival has been unveiled.

And this year, the international arts programme has been expanded to five days.

From Wednesday 28 August, Hull will see artists from across the world converge on the city with a circus, street theatre, thought-provoking performances and talks, music from all over the world and mischievous projects to engage all ages.

Mikey Martins, artistic director and joint CEO of Freedom Festival Arts Trust, said: “Creating intimate to epic moments where audiences and artists meet, Freedom Festival is mischievous and joyful, a celebration of hope, humanity and the power of people.

“It is as unique as the city to which it is anchored, occupying streets and transforming unusual spaces, this year’s weekend programme will once again play out in the city’s streets, squares and public spaces as it celebrates Hull’s rich heritage, encouraging visitors to discover and rediscover a city of unparalleled potential, fuelled by hope and humanity. Everyone is invited to explore the programme and the city and be a part of the change.”

While the vast majority of Freedom Festival is free, there will be indoor ticketed shows at this year’s festival including a performance from Circa, the most in-demand contemporary circus company in the world, who will open the festival with their show, Humans.

Tickets are on sale from today and an early bird discount of 10 per cent is available for the first two weeks of sales.

Early bird tickets for the ticketed shows are on sale now from Hull Truck Theatre Box Office, the rest of the Freedom Festival programme is free to access.

Freedom Festival 2019 takes place in Hull city centre from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September 2019.

Get more information about Freedom Festival and this year’s line-up here.

A sketch of how the North End Shipyard may look once the Arctic Corsair has been dry-docked and a new visitor centre built. The site will also be home to the last ‘Scotch Derrick’ crane in Hull.