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New bar opens in time to join the venues for Trinity Festival Rebooted

New bar opens in time to join the venues for Trinity Festival Rebooted

Louie Donoghue performing at the Taphouse for Trinity Festival Rebooted in January.

THE Drum & Cymbals joins 11 other venues across the city centre which will deliver nearly 60 free live shows from local musicians on the afternoon of Saturday March 30th.

Calla cocktail bar and coffee shop in Whitefriargate will kick things off at 2pm with a marathon session featuring four performers and running until 9.45pm.

The other 11 bars will each feature five performances from 3.10pm until 7pm. Participating pubs in the New Town are the Hull Cheese and the Dram Shop and four bars in Savile Street – Savile Row, Monroe’s Bar, Charry’s Bar and Unit 49. Old Town venues taking part are Telstar 2, Scale & Feather, Crown & Cushion and the new Drum & Cymbals. In the Fruit Market the Humber Dock Bar & Grill will again be taking part.

Paul Lacken, who manages the Hull Cheese and the Dram Shop, said: “This is the fourth round of Trinity Festival Rebooted in the last few months and it’s been getting busier all the time.

“We’re trying to build up the DJ sessions and live music in both pubs and events like this help to build a framework. The Dram Shop was packed when we hosted the festival in January and what’s most pleasing is when our customers tell us the pub is getting back to its former glory.”

Robert Jackson and his brother Anthony have opened the Drum & Cymbals as their fourth pub in the Old Town, each of them with a nod to the history of the city’s licensed trade.

The original Drum & Cymbals stood at the corner of Osborne Street and Great Union Street in Hull and was a pub from 1848 until 1956. It was demolished in 1958 but the name has been taken up for the new bar which has opened on the corner of Whitefriargate and Trinity House Lane creating 10 jobs.

The brothers have been in pubs for 20 years having opened Café Bar 21 in Trinity House Lane 2004 and then changed it to the Star of the West, adopting the name of another favourite city centre pub from the past.

Since then they have converted the old Skelton’s shop on the same street into the Crown & Cushion, the original version of which stood only yards away in Land of Green Ginger. They have also had the Burlington in nearby Manor Street for 14 years.

Robert said: “From the outside the Drum & Cymbals looks very modern with its big windows but inside there’s a traditional feel with a nice wooden bar – and with our policy of playing only 60s, 70s and 80s music. We’re delighted to be up and running and to start by taking part in one of the city centre’s big events – the pub has the perfect name for a music festival!”

Trinity Festival Rebooted is part of the HullBID live events programme and has its roots in the HullBID Trinity Festival, which from 2012 until 2017 gave local bands the chance to play support slots to big-name headliners in a series of free outdoor gigs.

Kathryn Shillito, HullBID Executive Director, said: “It’s fantastic to see a new bar opening in a busy part of the city centre and getting involved in Trinity Festival Rebooted straight away.

“We’re also delighted to hear from Paul at the Dram Shop and from other venues about the impact the festival is having in terms of helping them to pull in their crowds and build their businesses. It’s clear as well that the wider business community benefits from our events programme which is all about promoting the city centre evening economy.

“We’ve already started consulting with licensees on the next season of Trinity Festival Rebooted and will be announcing details of soon of more free live music sessions running in May, July and September.”

For the latest details of venues and performers at Trinity Festival Rebooted visit

Pattesons Glass Ltd
Aa Global
Gold patron
Hatfields Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers
Connexin Live, Hull
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
Gold patron
Streets Chartered Accountants
We are My
SPS Group
University of Hull
Wilkin Chapman LLP