As BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Hull 2017 arrives and the festival season gets underway, music fans can also look forward to a variety of acts performing at Hull City Hall in the coming months.
From hair metal to reggae and pop to folk, the historic venue in the heart of the city has the sounds for the summer and beyond.
Acts already confirmed and on sale include –
Faith – The George Michael Legacy is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time on Saturday, July 8.
Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band, the show is a musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to George’s solo career. Tickets are £22.50. Book here.
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will perform on Sunday, July 23.
The show will also feature Gilson Lavis and special guest Chris Difford. Tickets are from £36 and availability is very limited. Book here.
Legend of ska and reggae music, Toots & the Maytals will perform on Thursday, July 27. A five-time Grammy nominee and winner of the 2005 Grammy Award with True Love for Best Reggae album, the Toots & the Maytals catalogue has been covered by artists from Amy Winehouse to Sublime.
Tickets are £29.50 in advance or £35 on the door. Book here.
In August. Hair Metal Heaven celebrates legendary acts from the 1980s phenomenon of hair metal.
The festival will also introduce fans to some of the best new rock and metal bands of the modern era and more than 16 original acts will perform, including bands that are especially reforming for Hair Metal Heaven.
They include Smashed Gladys who will be performing their only UK show at the festival and Leatherwolf who are travelling to Hull from LA to appear.
They will be joined by Canadian rockers and Nuclear Blast recording artists, Diemonds, DAD from Scandinavia, Swedish band Treat, Spread Eagle from New York City (NYC), and also from NYC and reforming especially for the festival, Princess Pang.
Festival line-up is subject to change. The festival opens on Friday, August 25 at O’Rileys, Beverley Road, Hull, before moving to Hull City Hall on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27.
Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward will perform on Wednesday, September 27 September as part of a tour the UK in support of his latest album release All The Way.
As the driving force behind The Moody Blues, Justin penned classics like Nights in White Satin, New Horizons, Question, The Voice and Your Wildest Dreams.
One of the most recognisable voices in rock, Justin will be performing new songs from the album as well as Moody Blues favourites. Tickets are from £33. Book here.
Michael Schenker Fest arrives at venue on Sunday, November 5 as part of a worldwide tour
One of the music’s most iconic rock guitarists, Schenker will be joined by special guests including his past original singers from the ‘80s, Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley of M.S.G.
Tickets are £30. Book here.
Winner of 20 Grammy Awards, guitarist Pat Metheny will perform on Saturday, November 11, as part of Hull Jazz Festival and Metheny’s 2017 world tour.
This special visit also celebrates Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and the jazz festival’s 25th anniversary. Tickets are from £25. Book here.
Acoustic electronica trio GoGo Penguin will also perform as part of the festival.
The Mercury Prize nominees will play their exhilarating new score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult masterpiece film Koyaanisqatsi on Saturday, November 18.
GoGo Penguin will also present their commissioned tribute to Basil Kirchin, Hull’s forgotten musical genius, and there will be an opportunity to see Nova Studios’ Kirchin documentary Mind on The Run. Tickets are £20. Book here.
Tickets can also be booked at the Hull City Hall box office or by calling 01482 300 306.