Indie All Dayer festival will be a treat for Hull music lovers

O’Rileys in Beverley Road will be hosting an indie music event extravaganza, sure to be a treat for Hull music lovers.

Ten different acts will be performing at the Indie All Dayer, which will take place from 2.30pm to 11pm on Saturday, September 26.

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Headlining are Britpop band Northern Uproar, Sunderland-based The Voyd, who produce melodic indie anthems, and three piece band The Rills.

“It’s almost like an indoor music festival really, with ten bands on,” said event organiser Kevin Malton, of Our Sound Music.



Championed by BBC Introducing, The Rills have performed at Reading & Leeds Festival and earned a spot on BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend. Now you can catch them live at O'Rileys in Hull on September 26.
Championed by BBC Introducing, The Rills have performed at Reading & Leeds Festival and earned a spot on BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Now you can catch them live at O’Rileys in Hull on September 26.

“In my memory, it is the first Indie All Dayer event in Hull. Obviously, for a long time, there’s not been live music on this scale. Personally, I find it quite exciting.”

Although the event is indie music-themed, Mr Malton emphasised: “Throughout the whole line up there’s a real variety.”

While Northern Uproar will appeal to people fond of the Britpop mid-1990s scene, The Voyd are a highly rated indie rock band who had a sell-out gig in Sunderland earlier this month.

The Rills, who played at Reading & Leeds Festival earlier this summer, will also play.

“They’ve come in with their own UK tour and are touring throughout December and in other countries, so for them to come in and play here is quite a coup really,” said Mr Malton.

“Jess Kemp, a really talented singer songwriter, she’s like, the female Ed Sheeran, is what I call her because she’s just in that sort of vein, with acoustic-type songs.



The full line up. Tickets are on sale now for the Indie All Dayer festival on Sunday September 26 at O'Rileys, Hull.
The full line up. Tickets are on sale now for the Indie All Dayer festival on Sunday September 26 at O’Rileys, Hull.

“She has got a wonderful voice and is quite popular in the Manchester area.”

Not all the performers are travelling far to perform at O’Rileys.

“Joe Smith. This’ll actually be his live debut in his hometown,” he said. “He’s only 18 years old so a young kid who’s got an opportunity to obviously perform in front of more seasoned bands and a live audience.”

O’Rileys venue has a capacity of 400 and people who have purchased tickets will be able “to drift in and out all day”.

Kevin Malton, who works as a communications officer in the NHS, founded Our Sound Music in June 2020 and set up the event while on furlough during lockdown.

“It’s an idea that I came up with during the lockdown last year,” he said.

‘When initially putting together, we didn’t know where we were with total lockdowns and all that.



Part of Manchester's music scene and dubbed by Indie All Dayer festival show organiser Kevin Malton as the 'female Ed Sheeran', Jess Kemp was a nominee for ‘Best Unsigned Female’ in the Best Of British Unsigned Music Awards.
Part of Manchester’s music scene and dubbed by Indie All Dayer festival show organiser Kevin Malton as the ‘female Ed Sheeran’, Jess Kemp was a nominee for ‘Best Unsigned Female’ in the Best Of British Unsigned Music Awards.

“So it was quite a challenge to get all ten bands and artists together and get it put on basically.

“And to find a venue that was willing put it on as well.”

Tickets for the Indie All Dayer event, available to adults only, are on sale online now.

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