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Freedom Festival at home

4 Sept - 6 Sept 2020. 

Online and via the BBC. 

Anete Sooda

For our current update about Freedom Festival 2020 click here.

Freedom Festival is an established fixture on the national and international cultural calendar. In 2019 we extended the celebrations beyond a weekend to five days, through an expanded indoor programme to give people the opportunity to see extraordinary performances from award-winning artists from across the world.      

Freedom is a festival born from the city of Hull and its association with the abolitionist movement, themes of empowerment, activism and the potential of community. The festival programme is playfully woven together with world-class street theatre, circus, dance, physical theatre, music, talks, visual art, exhibitions, debates and so much more. 

It is by far the human impact, the sense of pride, hope and optimism that permeates the city during the festival weekend that offers up an insight into the potential, long term transformational impact of Freedom Festival and its year-round activity.

Freedom is an international arts festival where the city is our stage, our aim is to continue to delight, entertain and surprise audiences, as we do justice to the incredible appetite for culture that Hull has.

We celebrate Hull's independent spirit through artistic and cultural expression, bringing renowned national and international artists to the city while providing significant opportunities for local and regional artists.

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Freedom Festival 2018, Tom Arran