Please support the FREE Hull Folk and Maritime Festival 2022
After two years without a festival owing to the pandemic, the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival will be back later this year, and we really need your generous support!
Putting on a major free festival requires a lot of funding and we will have stages, sound equipment and artists' to pay for.
The festival will be held over the weekend of the 9th to 11th of September 2022, and it will dovetail nicely with the National Heritage Week which follows on from our event.
There will be a mix of stages, the Dan Thomas Memorial stage outside the Minerva, the Spare Hands Stage on the historic Syntan barge along the side of the Marina and, this year, we are also hoping to have a visit from the Marie Blue trawler (a historic fishing boat from Suffolk) and this will be used as the buskers stage.
This year we are featuring folk heritage, arts and learning, working closely with HEY Workshops, which will be demonstrating arts and crafts, and also with Hull Community Theatre Group, which will be putting on a special show. Last but, by no means least, we will have traditional dancing displays adding colour and vibrancy to our festival.
Last year, our much-missed friend and colleague, Dan Thomas, set up a GoFundMe account and through your generosity raised £714.79, for which we are very grateful. As last year's festival was cancelled at short notice due to the Covid pandemic, the money raised by Dan’s funding page will be going towards this year's festival.
Folk in Hull is a registered charity (no 1169292) and all of our work is carried out by a small but dedicated team of volunteers. We do hope that you can make a donation no matter how small, to help us make the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival 2022 a great success!