Freedom Festival Programme

3 days. More than 100 performances. Celebrating Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom.
  • Dates: 31 August - 2 September

This year’s Freedom Festival programme will include:

UK Companies

Apus Productions – The Cure, Act 2
Avanti Display – Full Circle
Company Chameleon – Witness This
Far From The Norm – H.O.H
Full Tilt Aerial Theatre – Substratum
Gandini Juggling – Smashed
Glass House Dance – Time Machine Disco
Jo Ashbridge & Tamar Draper – Unseen Beings
Kaleider – Pig
Luke Jerram – Museum of The Moon
Middle Child Theatre – All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
NoFitState Circus and Motionhouse – BLOCK
Sound Intervention – BoomBike
Southpaw – Carousel
Stopgap Dance Company – Bill & Bobby

International Companies

Actic – Urban Safari (NE)
Compagnie Adhok – Immortel – L’Envol (FR)
Dulce Duca – Um Belo Dia (SP)
Fraser Hooper – Boxing starring Fraser Hooper (NZ)
Gravity & Other Myths – A Simple Space
L’Homme Debout – RISE! (FR)
Vanessa Grasse – Mesh (UK/IT)

Music highlights

Chiedu Oraka and the Lockdown Crew
Daft Punk Orchestra
London Astrobeat Orchestra
Jungle Brothers


Wilberforce Lecture – Dr Helen Pankhurst
Freedom Talks #1 – Big Picture Activism with Anja Lyngbaek
Freedom Talks #2 – Is there someone out there? with the British Science Festival
Freedom Talks #3 – What does Freedom mean to you? with the Children’s University and Youth Parliament
Freedom Talks #4 – Modern Day Slavery and Culpability with Annie Kelly


Find out more on the Freedom Festival website
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