Hull's biggest party of the summer is back on for 2021.

As the coronavirus vaccine rollout continues, the organisers of the Humber Street Sesh organisers have set a date in August for its return.

The pandemic put pay to the 2020 but the hugely popular festival now appears set to happen this time around after the Government unveiled its roadmap out of lockdown earlier this week.

The Sesh's website now shows Saturday, August 7 as the big day, more than six weeks after all social contact restrictions are due to be lifted.

Each summer, thousands of partygoers descend on the Fruit Market and Humber Street, as well as around the city's marina for live music, stalls and plenty of drink - sights sorely missed in 2020.

As well as on their own website, details have also been shared on efestivals.co.uk in an update published earlier this month. It states that "32,000 people are expected to attend the 9th Humber Street Sesh Festival" with more than 200 acts expected.

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A date has been set on the Sesh website
A date has been set on the Sesh website

As with the 2019 Sesh, 2020 had been due to happen across the Friday and Saturday but it is not clear at this stage how many days 2021's event will be across. Website UK Festival Guides suggests it will also happen on Friday, August 7.

On February 15, a long update was issued on the event's Facebook page detailing what a "difficult time" the pandemic had been for the arts sector.

"This continues to be such a difficult time for everyone, especially those involved in our sector who currently find themselves in a place of uncertainty, not knowing when we will get back to doing what we love," part of the update read.

"At Sesh, we’ve always tried to bring people together for a good time, and to shine a spotlight on the amazing music community of Hull. We want everyone in Hull’s music community to know that we will be back, and we will be there to support you, whether that be summer 2021 or further down the line.

"With the likes of Glastonbury & Coachella having already cancelled their 2021 festivals, it’s not looking great for the festival season. We eagerly await how restrictions are eased post lockdown before we and other festivals around the country make any decisions.

"This uncertainty makes it impossible for HSS to make any official statement at present, but the team have been making plans for 2021, and we’re confident of our roadmap back this year or further down the line.

See the last Humber Street Sesh

"As soon as we know, we’ll be sure to invite you all."

Earlier this week, organisers of Reading and Leeds Festivals confirmed they would go ahead, beginning on August 27.

On Thursday, The Sun reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed plans for proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend major events like festivals.

Crowdsurfing at Humber Street Sesh
Crowdsurfing at Humber Street Sesh

All limits on social contact are scheduled to be lifted on June 21, more than six weeks before the publicised date for the Sesh.

Festival organisers have been contacted for confirmation but are yet to respond.