The Sesh is the brainchild of Mark Page aka Mak, who in 2001 wanted to provide a platform for local musicians at The Linnet & Lark every Tuesday night. With humble beginnings, the Sesh quickly established itself as a community event that Hull could be proud of.
Thirteen years later and the regular Tuesday Sesh has become legendary within the city, catering for emerging bands from across the UK along with the hundreds of talented local acts. The Sesh (located at its new home ‘The Polar Bear’) still maintains itself as a free entry event.
The night brings together local creatives, from photographers, writers and local podcast shows, to help promote the bands. Fatherson, Plague Vendor and Skaters are just a few names to have graced the stage in the last twelve months alongside over a 1000 performances during it’s history.
The Sesh’s success within the community is now celebrated every year by The Humber Street Sesh, a festival on Hull’s iconic Marina which every year hosts 180 acts performing to over 40,000 people as well as highlighting work by local artists, comedians and photographers. The emphasis on local people is further apparent with local food stalls working alongside the permanent business’s that exist on Humber Street. It’s a Festival for the People by the People.