Q. Where is HSS?

A. Humber Street Sesh is to be held on the East and West side of Hull’s vibrant marina on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August. Festival Location.

Q. How do I get there?

Festival organisers strongly recommend the use of public transport, as there is no on-site car parking available.

HSS are proudly sponsored by Hull Trains – For train times please visit Hull Trains at www.hulltrains.co.uk

East Yorkshire – EY are supporters of the festival and are providing extra capacity on late night buses from Hull Interchange for festival goers. Most last buses depart around 11pm, check times online at www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk

Hullcars 82 82 82 – Hull Cars kindly sponsor the festival https://hull-cars.com/

The festival is a 15- minute walk from Hull Interchange through Hull’s Old Town. For a walking route use the Walkit.com widget.

Q. Arriving by Car

A. There is no parking available on site for festival visitors, however many car parks are open across the city with local car parks being: Princes Quay (HU1 2PQ), King William House Car Park (HU1 1RS) – please check car park closing times when planning your journey to HSS.

Q. Is there a site map and programme?

A. We have plenty of site maps and programmes to issue around the festival site on the day. Our website will also be updated with all the artist and stage information closer to the festival on the Line Up and Stages pages.


Q. Are there any road closures in place?

A. Road closures will be announced closer to the festival, please check back for details.
Maps of roads affected can be found on the festival site.

Q. Where are the entry points at HSS?

A. The festival has three entry points, these being: Wellington St West/ Railway Street (Near to the marina footbridge), Humber Dock Street and Queen Street.

Q. When do the gates open?

A. The festival gates will open on Friday 2nd August at 18.30 hours (West side only) and Saturday 3rd August at 11.00 hours (East and West) with the event finishing both evenings at 23.00 hours

Q. Where can I buy a ticket before the event?

A. Tickets can be purchased via www.hullboxoffice.com until 23:59 1st August for the Friday, and until 23:59 2nd August for the Saturday. Retailers across the local area are also selling tickets

Q. How much are tickets for HSS?

A. Pre-event tickets cost £15 (+ £1 booking fee) for day tickets or £25 for a weekend ticket (+£1.50 booking fee) from www.hullboxoffice.com.

As a resident, you will be allocated 2 adult wristbands free of charge for the Friday and Saturday, these will be delivered to you closer to the date. Should you require to purchase more please do so via www.hullboxoffice.com.

Q. Can I purchase a ticket on the day?

A. Yes, tickets can be purchased from all entry points for £20 each.

Q. I have already purchased my tickets, how do I get my wristband?

A. Information you need to know about your ticket:

  • Your ticket (online voucher) will be exchanged to a wristband at the specific Hull Box Office ticket pods located at Wellington Street West and Humber Dock Street
  • You can also exchange your ticket for a wristband at the weekly ‘Trinity Live’ events on a Thursday in Trinity Market, Hull.
  • Keep your code safe and don’t let anyone make copies, photos or recordings of your ticket

Q. I’m a Hull Marina resident and have questions about tickets/the festival?

A. We are holding a Festival Surgery at Fruit on Humber Street on Sunday 28th July 11am-3pm. At this ‘Surgery’ we will endeavour to answer any questions you may have with regard to Humber Street Sesh.

Q. Wristbands

A. Information you need to know about your wristband:

  • Wristbands are only valid if you wear it on your wrist
  • Wristbands that are damaged, glued, cut, with a patent undone, broader than the hand are considered as invalid!
  • Wristbands are non-transferable to another person
  • Damaged and lost wristbands cannot be replaced

Q. Missing Ticket Voucher

A. To enter HSS you will definitely need your code (bar code, QR code). So, don’t forget it. You can also have it on your smart phone in a PDF format.

Q. Children at HSS

A. Saturday Only-Children 12 and under (date of birth after 1st August 2007) can enter the Humber Street Sesh free of charge, but they need to wear a childs wristband. They must be accompanied at all times by an adult who can collect the wristband at the entrance.

  • Please familiarise your child with the HSS site, pick a point where to meet if you are lose each other. Ideally this would be the lost children & welfare tents.

Q. Carer policy at HSS

A. HSS are more than happy to offer a carer accompanying someone disabled to the festival free entry. Please speak to the nearest member of staff when arriving at the festival.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. Yes, however your dog must be on a lead at all times and you must follow event staff’s rules at all times. The festival site does get extremely busy from around 2pm, and we would advise not to bring your dog after this time.

Q. Refunding Tickets

A. Please note that tickets are non-refundable for Friday and Saturday.

Q. Will I be searched at the entry gates?

A. Bag and body searches will be carried out by security staff on all gates.


Q. First Aid at HSS

A. First Aid is available at HSS and is located on the corner where Queen St meets Pier St – please seek out the nearest member of event staff in any emergency.

  • We would like to ask you to take care of yourselves and each other. We recommend you refresh yourselves with lots of alcohol-free drinks, apply suntan lotion to yourselves liberally and wear caps. In case you feel unwell, please approach the medical staff.

Q. Safety at HSS

A. Please keep in mind to check the items you can bring and cannot bring to the festival and please note our Site Rules.

Q. Weather

A. During HSS the weather is generally great ! Meaning: usually sunny with a possibility of showers. Check the weather forecast before leaving for the festival. In addition, make sure you have a raincoat and sun cream, just in case.


Q. Traders and food/drink stalls

A. Please direct all food and market concession enquiries to davecourtney@live.co.uk. Thanks


Check out these tips and information collected for you!

  • Alcohol, cigarettes & drugs: We kindly ask you to only drink sensible amounts of alcohol and refrain from using drugs at all. In the bars, intoxicated guests and visitors under the age of 18 cannot be served with any alcoholic beverages. Important: consumption of narcotics is strictly forbidden and is against the law.
  • We challenge under 21s so please bring i.d.
  • Food and Shopping: Many food outlets will be trading across the site and there is plenty of time to chill out at the market place.
  • Look after each other: Look out for your friends. If anyone feels dizzy, sick, weak or has problems with their vision please contact the medical staff immediately. Protect yourself against the sun, eat and rest as much as you can, drink a lot of non-alcoholic beverages and wash your hands regularly! Drink alcohol with care to avoid accidents occurring out of drunkenness.
  • Medications: If you have to take medication regularly please bring a sufficient amount of it with you.
  • Valuables: Please only bring the most necessary items with you. If possible leave your valuables at home. We kindly ask you to hand in any items you find to to the welfare, production or event staff/security staff.
  • Toilets: There are plenty of accessible toilets available across the HSS festival site and we understand that these will be busy at certain times. We encourage visitors to wait patiently for these toilets and not use alley ways and buildings.
  • Walking around: Getting from one location to another might take a longer time than you would expect because of the crowd, so we advise you to leave early to get to each stage in time. When arriving and leaving the festival you may notice the main road crossings can be pretty crowded, please be patient, don’t push others, don’t try to walk opposite of traffic and move along with the crowd.
  • Cashless Payments: All festival bars will take card payments and offer a cash back service. There are no ATM’s located on the festival site, the closest ATM’s are located in Princes Quay, outside M&S or close to Yates on Whitefrigate.
  • Lost and Found: Most items lost at HSS are usually reunited with owners at the Site Office, please ask event staff/security if you have any queries.
  • Photography and Media: Please note that photography, interviews and video recordings will take place at the festival – by entering the site you are confirming that you agree to take part in this activity which may be used for promotional and editorial work.