Freedom Festival will take place over five days this year. Picture: Tom Arran
Freedom Festival will take place over five days this year. Picture: Tom Arran

Freedom Festival expands to five days for 2019

Hull’s award-winning Freedom Festival is returning for its 12th year with an extended arts programme spanning five days.

The celebration of art, community and humanity will once again converge on the city.

The largely free, family-centred programme spanning circus, music, dance, debates, visual arts, theatre and more, includes multiple commissions and events exploring themes relating to human rights.

Freedom Festival is now in its 12th year. Picture: Tom Arran.

Mikey Martins, artistic director and joint-CEO of Freedom Festival Arts Trust, said: “A festival powered by people, that’s what Freedom Festival is.

“At what other festival are themes of empowerment and the potential of community artistically woven together with world-class street theatre, visual arts, participatory installations, dance, circus, live music and a programme of exhibitions and debates?

“We believe bold, artistic experiences and festivals are fundamental and a necessary part of our modern society, the kind of artists we work with are brave, innovative and hugely talented and we’re incredibly excited to have expanded the celebrations beyond a weekend to five days of wonder.

“In 2019, we will expand our indoor programme following on from the huge success and feedback from last year’s ticketed programme of events. This will allow more people the opportunity to see extraordinary performances by award-winning artists from across the world.”

Freedom Festival 2019 will take place from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September.

It is free, with some ticketed performances.

Find more information and ticket announcements here or follow @FreedomFestHull on Twitter.

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