Hull What’s On in 2016: The Big Ones.


Here at Hull What’s On HQ we’ve been thinking about the big events that we think you guys should check out this 2016!

  1. Start of Tour De Yorkshire. April 29th

    The whole of Yorkshire has been hit with cycling fever. Suddenly we started seeing yellow bikes everywhere, lots of people cycling around in tight shorts and of course a huge tourism boom.The much-anticipated Tour De Yorkshire 2016 is starting in the historic town of Beverley, with the local and national support for the cycle race, the picturesque town is definitely a place to be in April. Best to dust off your bike for this one.

  2. Amy Johnson Festival. July 1st – September 6th.

    2016 See’s the 75th anniversary of the death of Hull’s high-flying heroine. As the first woman to fly alone from the UK to Australia, if you were a fan of the Larkin Toads you’ll love this festival as a similar idea’s going to be used but this time with ‘A Moth for Amy’.Anticipates to be great fun for all the family and following the trail of the Larkin Toads; or Moths in this case, should be a great way to get around the area and see all that Hull has to offer.

  3. Driffield Show. July 20thsheep-1543562

    Returning for its 141st year the ‘talked about’ event of the region sees people from near and far flock to Driffied. This is an event, which brings together all things local. With local companies selling their wares of course agriculture is a huge part of the show!If your wanting to see more of the rural aspects of what East Yorkshire has to offer, we think this is one of the best ways to do it.

  4. TribFest 2016. August 18th –  August 21st

    East Yorkshire’s very own answer to Glastonbury and Leeds Fest. This year’s line up includes tribute acts to the Artic Monkeys, Meat Loaf, Queen, Rob Stewart, Pink Floyd, Green Day and Adele.The talked about event of the summer caters to everyone’s music taste and takes place in the grounds of Sledmere house. crowd-at-a-festival-1436246The festival’s suitable for all the family. If you want to go just for the day or stay in style by “glamping” for the weekend there’s lots to do in the highly anticipated event of the summer. We suggest taking your wellies just incase!

  5. Freedom Festival 2016. September 2nd – September 4th

    One of Hull’s most anticipated cultural events; Freedom Festival sees the whole city and surrounding area get involved in celebrating Hull’s history and culture. Freedom Festival played a large part in Hull winning the title of City of Culture in 2017 so it’s hoped that 2016 holds some real treats for us.This year there are some hints at positive changes for the festival but still hopes to bring in the best of local, national and international cultural events and ideas. May it be attending new performances, viewing art or simply trying some new street food (which we suggest some of the food is worth a try), this is an event not to miss.

Published by Hannah Lacey