Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival Favourites

Here’s our top five for this year’s cultural spectacular

The Freedom Festival is an annual weekend of wonder that has been making the streets of Hull come alive with street theatre, dance and circus since 2007, and we’re very proud to have made a contribution to the arts extravaganza’s ongoing success.

While helping the festival team with the development of the event’s website, marketing materials, advertising and social media, we found time to have a look through the festival’s impressive line-up. Here are our top five things to see at Freedom Festival 2018:

RISE!: Trinity Square, 31 Aug, 8pm

This one-off, specially adapted processional performance by puppet masters L’Homme Debout will celebrate local and global stories of women, struggle and empowerment, and will see a very special giant visitor arrive in Hull.



All We Ever Wanted Was Everything: Festival Big Top, 31 Aug and 1 Sept, 9.30pm

A three-act anthem set across three decades, from 1997’s Cool Britannia to 2007’s Broken Britain and today’s Brexit Britain, this hugely successful show by Hull’s very own Middle Child theatre received rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.



Daft Punk Orchestra: Zebedee’s Yard, 1 Sept, 9.30pm

Here’s your chance to see Re:imagine’s 16-piece orchestral rendition of French electro duo Daft Punk’s hits. The Daft Punk Orchestra has become one of the world’s most sought-after musical experiences, boasting immersive visuals and an elaborate light show.



The Museum of the Moon: Hull Minster, 30 Aug – 2 Sept, Times vary

This spectacular art installation by Luke Jerram is a fusion of lunar imagery and moonlight, with a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones. Measuring seven metres in diameter, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.



Freedom FEASTival: Queen’s Gardens, 2 Sept, 3pm

The FEASTival, first launched in 2017, brings together a collective of organisations, growers and chefs who had come together to create a feast that’s free to all. This event is all about encouraging strangers to meet, eat together and demonstrate what can be achieved by sharing.



To find out more about the Freedom Festival’s spectacular programmes of events, visit

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