Looking Back At Three Months of Live Music, Entertainment and Success, and a fresh new look for Hull’s premier live entertainment venue

Published: 06 November 2023

Just three months ago, Hull’s premier live entertainment venue underwent an exciting rebrand, becoming Connexin Live. Taking the venue to new heights with a bold new vision and image, it has since hosted shows from iconic acts including Sean Paul, Noel Gallagher, Jimmy Carr and Two Door Cinema Club. In the first three months alone, the venue has welcomed over 31,000 guests, and within just one month, garnered over 1 million social media impressions!  

Connexin Live kicked off with a show from one of dancehall and reggae’s most prolific artists, Sean Paul. As he performed to a sell-out crowd, the screens around the venue proudly displayed ‘Welcome to Connexin Live’. Not only did fans get to enjoy the electrifying performance, but venue partners were treated to a private meet-and-greet with the star, offering an unforgettable experience. The pre-show party welcomed over 120 guests with a DJ and face painting, as well as local gold medallist, and Connexin Ambassador, Luke Campbell, in attendance. 

Connexin Live Internal & External

At the heart of Connexin Live’s continued success, and its future vision, is its new General Manager, Sam Ryder. Sam previously worked at the venue as Head of Operations, before taking tenure at York Barbican, retaining world-class events like the UK Snooker Championships, positioning the venue as a major player in York. 

Sam Ryder, General Manager of Connexin Live said, “‘The first three months of being Connexin Live has been a fantastic experience for all at the venue. The shows we get here put us firmly in place as the premier venue in Hull and East Yorkshire, and having Connexin along for that ride is fantastic for us and them. Of course, this is only the start, and with 2024 set to be our busiest year ever I can’t wait to see what this partnership can deliver going forward.”

Connexin Live Audience, Events and Gigs

What’s more, Connexin Live is already setting records, with Oasis legend Noel Gallagher smashing the record for the most tickets ever sold at the venue. This milestone is indicative of the venue’s ability to attract major acts and fans, cementing its reputation as a go-to, must-play for world class entertainment. This is already proven with 13 events announced since reopening; including multi award-winning popstar Paloma Faith, as well as James Arthur, Jason Manford and Two Door Cinema Club. 

The first three months of Connexin Live has been an exhilarating journey. With record-breaking ticket sales, world-class acts and a continued commitment to enhancing and elevating the guest experience, the venue is well on its way to becoming a cultural landmark in Hull. As it continues to evolve, Sam Ryder and the rest of the team are working hard to create even more unforgettable moments for fans, solidifying the venue’s place in the heart of the city’s live entertainment scene.