Dave Mays, Festival Director, said: “The University of Hull, who support the festival’s bamboo wristbands and the Main Stage, encouraged us to join the Oh Yes! Net Zero Campaign. We signed up in 2022 and it made us take a critical look at the festival’s practices and identify our biggest carbon emitter – diesel generators. Working with fellow members of the campaign, Rix and the University of Hull, we have achieved our ambitious decarbonisation goal this year. This is a milestone event in our sustainability journey, coinciding with our tenth anniversary on Hull Marina.”
Harry Rix, CDO of JR Rix & Sons Ltd, said: “Rix are proud to be supporting the festival, along with other businesses across the country, to transition to a lower carbon energy generation. When the team got in touch, we investigated a range of solutions such as solar powered generators supplied by Rix Energy Services through to lower carbon fuels from Rix Petroleum. It became apparent that the most operationally viable and cost-effective route to reducing CO2e for the event was switching to HVO fuel.”
In addition to using green fuel, the festival continues to utilise solar power for the Youth Stage, supported by Wilberforce College since 2018. Festival organisers are also working on a sustainable travel plan with Hull Trains who sponsor the Dead Bod Stage, and other transport operators alongside Hull City Council, in a bid to encourage people to ditch their cars and use public transport. Details of this will be announced soon and be available on the Humber Street Sesh website.
Humber Street Sesh will celebrate a decade on Hull Marina on Saturday 12 August 2023, following a remarkable sell out in 2022. The festival will showcase over 100 acts and shine a light on emerging artists, as well as a few aspirational acts from further afield invited to join the party.
The event will continue to offer family fun, with the much-loved Silent Disco and Team Extreme Skate Park, Hip Hop Amphitheatre with Beats Bus, ScrapStore Creative Arts Marquee, photography exhibitions, flash mob dances and street entertainers.
£15 (+booking fee) advance wristbands are available from Social on Humber Street every Saturday and every day during the week prior to Saturday 12 August.