Music lovers are in for treat as a Hull shopping centre gears up to host its first ever mini-music festival featuring some of the city’s most talented young artists.
Prospect Centre will be transforming its Amy Johnson Garden, on Prospect Street, into a hive of festival-style, family entertainment.
Prospect for Culture Live kicks off at 12pm on Friday August 18 and visitors can look forward to enjoying performances from six music acts, including Sam Arkut who recently played at Humber Street Sesh and is a former Open Mic UK 2013 Finalist.
The entirely free, family day out will also feature a stilt walker, magician, balloon modeller and face-painter, as well as a giant dunk tank and other fairground-style games.
Maria Kamper, centre manager at Prospect Centre, said: “We are extremely excited to be hosting the centre’s first ever mini festival.
“It’s taken a lot of planning and preparation to ensure we have everything that our visitors will need to have a fantastic, free, day out.
“There have been some excellent events in Hull this summer, which have created a real buzz around the city – with our fidget spinner event helping to increase footfall by 10.2% – and I am confident Prospect for Culture Live will only enhance that further.”
This will be the centre’s third event out of seven that forms part of the Prospect for Culture series of activities, which each aim to explore a freedom – this one being Freedom of Music – to mirror the City of Culture’s current season.
Sam Arkut, said: “I was thrilled when Prospect Centre approached me to perform at Prospect for Culture Live.
“Any opportunity for budding musicians to showcase their talents is great but to have the chance to perform in one of Hull’s busiest shopping streets is fantastic.
“There is some incredible music talent in the city and I can assure visitors they have a lot to look forward to.”
Prospect Centre is also welcoming buskers to Amy Johnson’s Garden this summer. To be considered for a busking spot, you must send a sample of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org