29th December 2017 // Cultural // Live Music // Local // Music // Whats On
It’s been a whirlwind twelve months for our little city tucked away on the banks of the Humber and we’ve been spoilt rotten throughout 2017 with an absolute feast of arts and culture.
We’re not done yet though and the final night of this incredible year promises to be no less party-tastic, with plenty of events happening across the city to usher in 2018 and the second year as UK City of Culture.
Whether you want to soothe your soul with Speak Easy at Fruit or you’d rather get sweaty on the Adelphi dancefloor there’s plenty to choose from - and they all feature some of the best live performers that Hull has to offer. Read on for some of the highlights.
Fruit - New Year’s Eve at Fruit
New Years Eve at Fruit returns with an evening of quality music courtesy of Speak Easy, Hull’s own acoustic music collective. The first acts to be announced include Jack Conman, who has wowed audiences around Hull throughout the year with his songwriting, as well as the soulful Elwhaeko and solo musician Tim Mellins.
Meanwhile for the pop lovers over 100 craft beers will be on sale all evening, with special guest kegs from Evil Twin, Northern Monk, Wylam and many, many more.
New Years Eve at Fruit is a ticketed event and usually sells out, so don’t sleep on your chance to bid farewell to 2017 in style.
Plus, fancy starting the celebrations early? Fruit’s regular acoustic Sundays will be running throughout the day from 11.30am, with residents John Copley and Dan Mawer presenting the best acoustic talent from across Hull.
Doors 7:30pm - 2:30am
The Polar Bear - Onion Club presents Young Jack
Polar Bear regulars Onion Club take the reins at the famous old pub this New Year’s Eve with an evening of the finest classic funk and soul alongside a live set from Hull’s own Young Jack.
The self-styled five-piece fountain of funk provide an intergalactic array of sounds that have boogied into welcoming eardrums throughout 2017 at events including the Made in Hull cruise, Middle Child’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and Humber Street Sesh.
The party then continues into the early hours of the morning in the capable hands of the resident Onion Club spinners and selectors.
Doors 5:30pm - 3am
£8 (only valid until 11pm)
Welly - Shuffle Goes Raving
It’s the biggest night in town, as Welly puts its raving hat on once again and goes large with a New Year’s Eve edition of Shuffle. Crack out your whistles and hi-vis jackets as lasers, strobes and glow sticks galore light-up the main room with reach-for-the-sky tunes courtesy of Sam V.
Jodof is back cooking-up alt classics in the adjacent Jodof’s Kitchen, while Kev La Kat and the legendary Porky man the ones and twos upstairs with lashings of trap mashed-up with whatever else they find in their well-stocked, eclectic record boxes.
10PM DOORS - 3:30AM
£6 adv / £5 NUS / £4 Members (OTD)
TICKETS >> http://bit.ly/WellyChristmas
Kardomah - Kardootenanny
Five of the best regional blues and rock bands take to the stage at Kardomah on Alfred Gelder Street, with festivities kicking off at 7.00pm.
CubaDrive, Loudhailer Electric Company, The Steve Fulsham Band, Let Man Loose and Rivers Johansson and The Deemed Unrighteous are supported by the wonderful brewers at Wold Top Brewery, as well as Kardomah’s excellent pizza kitchen. Could there be a better way to see in the new year?
7pm - 2am
The Adelphi - The Residents Association
The Residents Association pile in to Jacko’s gaff for the second time in a week with an extended evening of blinding tuneage from a long list of Hull’s tastiest DJs as they take quickfire turns on the decks.
Expect the usual great vibes and lovely people in the friendliest of venues, but with a heightened sense of mischief as the crowd dance out the last of 2017 and welcome in 2018 with a big bang.
Tickets are limited to keep numbers comfortable, guaranteeing plenty of room to bust out your favourite moves as well as help keep the drinks flowing at the bar without the kinds of queues that clog up NYE parties elsewhere.
Tickets are only available from The Adelphi during opening hours, so make sure you swing by soon if you want to bag entry to one of the most intimate parties this December.
Doors 8pm - 1:30am
TICKETS >> The Adelphi