Pride in Hull are delighted to announce two more names who will be taking to the stage in Queen’s Gardens on Saturday 22 July to entertain the crowds alongside pop legend Marc Almond and 80s icon Sonia.
First to be added to the list are 90s teen trio Cleopatra, known for their string of top 5 hits that began with the infectious sing-along classic ‘Cleopatra’s Theme’. Signed to Madonna’s Maverick record label when they were aged just 14, 16 and 18, the Higgins sisters supported the Spice Girls at the peak of their fame on the UK leg of the Spiceworld Tour and performed at the request of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican Christmas Carol Concert.
Subsequent singles ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘Life Aint’ Easy’ also hit the top 5 and are bound to get the Pride audience singing along.
Also joining the line-up is X-Factor star Seann Miley Moore who shot to fame on the 2015 series of the show with his spellbinding performances of David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘California Dreaming’ by the The Mamas & The Papas. Seann’s enthusiastic and energetic performances will have audiences captivated.
Pride in Hull kick-starts the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 LGBT 50 programme – a series of events celebrating LGBT culture across the arts to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. To coincide with this, Pride in Hull has also been named ‘UK Pride’ by the UK Pride Organisers Network (UKPON).
David Boland, Chair of Trustees at Pride in Hull, said:
“We’re so excited to be welcoming Cleopatra to our stage. This year we’re all about representing the five decades since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and anyone who grew up in the 90s will be singing along to their hits!”
“Seann Miley Moore was such a highlight of last year’s Pride in Hull, that we wanted to invite him back in this extra special year for our event, our city and the wider LGBT community.”
Also on the line-up are Blonde Electra, whose time on the X-Factor caused a storm, despite being short-lived, with Now magazine calling them the ‘most controversial contestants ever’ and legendary Hull drag performer, Bobby Mandrell.
Pride in Hull is a free and unticketed event taking place in Queen’s Gardens on Saturday 22 July.
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