Music: Mammoth Livestream Festival To Hull and Back This Saturday

To Hull and Back: 20 March 2021


Guitars are being tuned, amps dusted off and soundchecks taking place ahead of this weekend’s mammoth livestream festival bringing together the indie music scenes of Nottingham and Hull.

The Arts Council has funded To Hull and Back to help the hard hit grassroots music scene connect with new audiences across the two cities and support the eco-system behind the artists.

Kicking off at 4pm, the sets are being filmed at Nottingham’s newest kid on the block, the music and arts hub Fisher Gate Point and Hull’s iconic independent music venue and long-standing champion of new artists, The Adelphi.


With live gigs being programmed for later in the year, this will be the perfect opportunity for fans to reconnect and discover new artists that will be playing in their home cities very soon. To Hull And Back will be live-streamed on I’m Not From London’s Youtube Channel  and The Adelphi’s Facebook live stream.

In a twist of timing, the promoters are bookending the pandemic with some of the first and last livestreamed festivals.
I’m Not From London promoter Will Robinson said: “We were heavily involved in the Light Hustle in April last year which is believed to have been the first online music festival in the world to take place in lockdown. Now with the roadmap out of lockdown, then To Hull And Back will very possibly be one of the last!
“I really can’t wait as everyone is buzzing to get on stage for Saturday’s epic. So crank up the volume and get set to enjoy as a taster of getting back to face to face gigs soon, I can almost taste the sweat in my pint!”
As well as the performing artists, the project is providing much needed paid work opportunities to a whole team of creative freelancers from festival promoters and sound techs to camera operators and livestreaming producers.
To Hull and Back will showcase the best of each city to a wider audience to help artists reach music fans outside of their native cities. The curated line up features 17 acts from ambient alt pop to heavy blues and hip hop.

Presenters will introduce the acts through the day, bringing them to the attention of new audiences, interspersed with interviews and guides to each city’s music scene. The audience will also be able to vote for the act they would most like to see on the festival bill in their own hometown – I’m Not From London’s The Waterfront Festival and The New Adelphi’s Fast & Bulbous Festival.

Go to the channels now to set a reminder for 4pm Saturday, tune in and enjoy!

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