13 ‘Must-See’ Music Concerts & Festivals in 2016



We love music in Hull. So it doesn’t matter if you’re not going to Leeds Festival this year as there are plenty more spectacular festivals right on your doorstep that you can check out below.

Hull_Jazz_Festival_Band_Music_1Hull Jazz Festival

Are you interested in listening to jazz, soul, reggae and funk? If so this is the perfect place for you. July sees the Hull Jazz Festival share’s its work around the city. Performances include Minima and local violinist Matt Holborn leaving you hungry for more – view the event


80s FlyerOriginal 80s Nights (July & August)

Rememb1er all those wild makeup photos, the ones that have collected dust at the bottom of your photo album from the 1980s? Well it’s time to re-create those looks and come and party as The Spa Bridlington hosts 5 nights throughout the summer that you’ll most definitely remember. Each week will have an original 80s star performing live including The Blow Monkeys, Sonia and Toyah Wilcox! View the event


Bon Jovi ExperienceThe Bon Jovi Experience (July)

This is a fantastic opportunity for all Bon Jovi lovers to come and celebrate his work by listening to one of the greatest Bon Jovi Tribute bands in the country. They have even played and shared a stage with the hero himself, so be prepared for an outstanding performance – view the event


Humber Street Sesh Music Festival 2016 HullHumber Street Sesh Festival 2016 (August)

Hull’s best original live music festival returns with 180 alternative (and quite brilliant!) bands that will give you your money’s worth with spectacular performances across 12 different stages. With local art displayed on every corner and in every warehouse, you will be definitely spoiled for choice – view the event


Freedom Centre Summer Carnival 2016The Freedom Centre’s Annual Carnival (August)

Who can say ‘no’ to candyfloss and toffee apples (I know I can’t)? Themed around a family day at the beach with a sand pit for children to play in, this carnival is a perfect day out for your family without the hassle of driving all the way to the beach. Best of all, its free! View the event


13443962_192622861135215_1196600049_n (1)UPDATED: Curiosity All Day Summer DJ Festival 

So no NORMAN JAY MBE anymore but it’s still in our list. That’s because it’s an all-day old school event that’s the biggest club event you’ll see in Hull this summer. Plus you can have a bite to eat while soaking up the sun before heading inside to get your summer dance moves on that will lift the roof – view the event


TRIB 1Tribfest Music Festival 2016 (August)

This year’s Tribfest Music Festival is their 10th festival! For a decent price, you’ll get a full weekend festival with the world’s best tribute bands. It’s the ultimate fantasy festival line-up  from Antarctic Monkeys to Viva La Coldplay. – view the event


poster 3Monsters of Mock: Weekend Tribute Festiv-Hull (August)

There are plenty of tribute festivals this summer in Hull but this one is certainly going to be a favourite amongst many. NEVER has Hull witnessed so many top rock tribute bands in the same building as this gig with fantastic bands such as AC/DC UK and I’m Maiden- view the event


Freedom Festival 2016 (September)

Freedom Festival is back. The one everyone has been talking about (including myself). This is Hull’s biggest annual festival located in the heart of the city, running across 3 days. There are over 200 phenomenal performances this year from all around the globe. So whether, you’re intrigued by the New York Brass Brand or Voices of the Revolution, Freedom Festival is definitely not one to be missed this summer – view the event


Cornucopia FestivalCornucopia Festival 2016 (September)

Located in one of the finest Elizabethan stately homes in the country, be prepared for one of the region’s largest family friendly, magical and vibrant festivals with an electric mix of music and dance. It’s the perfect day out for families as well as those who love comedy and carnival acts. Those that refuse to leave are welcome to go Glamping in brilliant heated tents across the weekend. There really is something for everyone! View the event


Trinity Festival Hull 2015Trinity Festival (September)

It’s one of Hull’s most popular music festivals and it’s back again this year. Although we’re
light on details right now, in the past, this festival has managed to attract a couple of big
names including Top Loader! This year it’s in a different spot and there’s going to be plenty
of great local artists for you to enjoy! View the event


Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg plus Special Guests (October)

English musician, singer, and songwriter Jake Bugg is back with his all new live arena tour from the 2016 album- ‘On My One’. I wouldn’t be surprised if the tour sold out straight away with tickets costing as little as £25. So don’t procrastinate for too long! View the event


Elvis YearsThe Elvis Years (November)

‘Uh Hu Hu’ you heard it right. The Elvis Years will be performing in the Hull City Hall as an outstanding musical production bringing to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’- Elvis Presley – View the event