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Cultural festival returns to Princes Avenue in 2023 after successful grant award

Vista Festival Hull, the largest free street celebration in the city, is set to make a comeback. This triumphant return is fuelled by a generous contribution from Councillor Mike Ross, the Leader of Hull City Council.

Taking place on Saturday, 8 July, the festive activities will unfold on Princes Avenue from 3:00pm until 9:30pm. Vista Festival Hull will witness thousands of festival-goers who will be treated to an exciting array of live music, unique art installations, and exhilarating street performances. Moreover, the food outlets present will serve up a smorgasbord of international cuisine for attendees to savour.

Engaging the community in the HU5 culture celebration, local schools, dance academies, and bands will actively participate in this family-friendly, free event, where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a delightful cultural blend.

Funding from the Leader’s Contingency Fund, supported by Councillor Ross, will enable the festival organisers to provide a free funfair specifically for children. “I’m delighted to grant this funding to Vista Festival Hull, a popular event that attracts people city-wide and beyond,” Ross commented. He praised the festival’s long-standing tradition since 2006, expressing satisfaction in continuing its legacy.

David Stead, the Event and Artistic Director for Vista Festival Hull, underlined the festival’s significance to the local residents and businesses of Princes Avenue. “Last year, around 10,000 people attended the festival, affirming its importance,” said Stead. “The festival brings the local community together, and we aim to ensure it caters to all age groups, with the funding now permitting a free funfair for children to enjoy.”

The festival is orchestrated by the voluntary group Princes Avenue Community and Traders (PACT), which aims to bolster local businesses and foster community spirit. To find out more about Vista Festival Hull, including details about road closures, visit the official Vista Festival page.

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