A host of top music acts, led by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, are heading to Hull this weekend for this year's Freedom Festival.
The Vandellas are headlining the festival on Saturday, with English space rockers Spiritualized taking centre stage on Friday, but the cultural extravaganza will run at various venues throughout Hull until Sunday.
A range of free and ticketed comedy, cabaret, family entertainment, dance, art and street theatre shows will also take place to complement the music. The E20 Yellow Bus Stage will be bringing acts from the north of England and Europe together in Hull.
The Yellow Bus Stage will pitch up in Wellington Street in the Fruit Market, which will also be hosting street artists, live music, DJ's, visual artists, VJ's and films as well as providing a variety of food and drink.
The Fruit Market will also be the venue for the closing party of the Freedom Festival on Sunday evening, which will feature a performance by former Bluetones singer Mark Morriss.
And an act with Freedom in its name, the Freedom Family Circus, is bringing its European circus/theatre hybrid 'Amortale' show to Hull in an atmospheric Big Top tent, along with part of its UK premiere tour.
The Freedom Family Circus is heading to Hull on the back of selling out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Circus Ronaldo. Tickets are on sale now for that and many other leading cabaret and comedy acts this weekend
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