A new project is bringing a taste of the Hull music scene to communities in East Yorkshire located alongside the Hull to Bridlington railway line.
The ‘Culture Train’ is to bring musicians from Paragon Station and play free concerts at six venues including Bridlinton station itself from April 1st to June 3rd as part of a project funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s ‘Active Creative’ 2017 funds.
Chris Warkup of Quiet Riot Arts said;
“This is a great opportunity to promote Hull music outside of the city and bring a touch of 2017 to the village pub, a church or railway station and offer a chance to see great local music within your community.”
“Hopefully this could lead to further events in the future or attract new people to attend events elsewhere if they develop a taste for local acts. It is all free so check it out and a big thank you to the Active Creative fund and Northern Rail for creating this opportunity.”
One of the major events of the tour is a free concert at the majestic St Mary’s Church in Beverley this coming Saturday 6th May featuring The Mighty & The Moon, CubaDrive, The Happy Endings and Urban Rain.
These are four acclaimed acoustic acts and a large crowd is expected for the free concert on Saturday evening. The first band will be on for 7.15 so people are advised to come early. The event is free but music fans could contribute to the church funds through a collection on the evening or buying refreshments at the event.
The project aims to bring a taste of 2017 to communities who may not been touched by events linked to The City of Culture such as Driffield and Nafferton and nineteen local acts will be performing at the gigs.
This will be an acoustic plug and play tour and musicians will only be able to take what they can carry, take a train from Paragon station to the location, walk to venues use such as the Bell Hotel in Driffield, plug in and play then catch the Hull train home around 10.30pm.
The project is funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s 2017 fund but equally as important are Northern Rail who have supported the initiative and allowing musicians to travel free of charge to the destinations, allowing performances on trains and allowing the finale of the tour to be held at Bridlington Station on June 3rd.
TransPennine Express also support the Culture Train and they are to host a gig at Paragon Station on the afternoon of Saturday May 13th hosted by the young talent of Freedom Road Creative Arts.
The evening gigs wil be held 7pm – 10pm and the remaining free events are
St Mary’s Church, Beverley on Saturday 6th May
Paragon Station on the afternoon of Saturday 13th May
The Bell Hotel, Driffield on Saturday 13th May
The Blue Bell, Nafferton on Saturday 20th May
Bridlington Station on the afternoon of Saturday June 3rd.
Nineteen established acts from the Hull & East Yorkshire music scene will be performing at these gigs and this includes people such as The Mighty & the Moon, Elwhaeko, Cuba Drive, The Happy Endings, The Quicksilver Kings, Urban Rain, Loudhailer Electric Company and many more talented performers. All of the events are free but an associated ‘Culture Train CD’ featuring the artists will be available at the events to generate some additional money for their appearances.
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