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BBC Radio 3 takes up residence at Hull Truck Theatre for a three-day festival celebrating the city’s rich folk heritage and our international links.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Uproot will feature a series of live concerts from one of the most recognisable faces in modern British folk music, Eliza Carthy joined by some very special invited guests, alongside international artists Warsaw Village Band and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, representing Hull’s links with its twin towns in Sierra Leone and Poland.

In addition, there will be a chance to be part of the Radio 3 family as some of the station’s best known programmes come to the city.


Thursday 6 April

Eliza Carthy with Arms Wide Orchestra

Hull Truck Theatre (£17.50)

Featuring Eliza Carthy & Friends Contemporary alternative folk music inspired by Hull’s Waterson Family.

An evening of contemporary folk music celebrating the legacy of Waterson:Carthy.

Book 3 shows and get the cheapest one free. Offer is not bookable online – please contact the Hull Truck Box Office on 01482 323638 or visit Hull Truck Theatre.

Friday 7 April

The first family of English Folk

Hull Truck Theatre (£17.50)

A celebration of the Watersons with The Gift Band featuring Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy.

Saturday 8 April

Polish Connections

Hull Truck Theatre (£15.00)

Featuring the Warsaw Village Band, whose music mixes folk, roots, punk, ethno and trance – contemporary music inspired by Poland’s rural traditions.

Saturday 8 April

Freetown Connections

Hull Truck Theatre (£17.50)

Featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. Formed in a refugee camp during the country’s civil strife, the band has inspired audiences across the world with songs of joy, faith and hope.

Date Time Price  
Thu 6 Apr 8.00pm £17.50  
Fri 7 Apr 7.30pm £17.50  
Sat 8 Apr 1.00pm £15  
Sat 8 Apr 7.30pm £17.50  


Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway
01482 323638


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Tuesday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Wednesday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Thursday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Friday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Saturday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Sunday Closed (or from 1 hour prior to show time)