Pride in Hull 2018! Like the idea of a celebration where everyone has the freedom to show off their true colours? Then this is the place to be!

Starting with a spectacular parade starring street artists and specially commissioned performances from Back to Ours, alongside everyday heroes from local organisations and you, if you want to take part!

The parade leaves Hull College at 12 and winds its way to Queens Gardens for 1pm where the party really starts. Head to the Pride market for all your essentials to customise your Pride experience, whether that’s drinks and snacks from the street food festival or finishing off your look with glitter.

Then on the main stage, you can look forward to performances from Eurovision icon SuRie, pop genius Bright Light Bright Light, a very special appearance from drag royalty Adore Delano, plus a whole host of other surprises you won’t want to miss!

Pride in Hull is a family-friendly celebration of the LGBT+ community and is open to everyone who wants to embrace the diversity of our city. Just bring your dancing shoes, your own true colours and have a day to remember!

Line Up

Nadine CoyleNadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle made her name as the lead singer of one of the country’s most successful pop groups. With the legendary Girls Aloud, she racked up 4 UK number one singles and 22 top ten hits, as well as six top ten albums. Nadine will be performing some of the group’s most iconic tracks, including ‘Sound of the Underground’, ‘The Promise’ and ‘Call The Shots, as well as highlights from her brand new self-titled EP. Nadine is presented by our friends at the University of Hull.

 

Adore DelanoAdore Delano

The top of your RuPaul’s Drag Race wish list! Adore Delano was a finalist on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and also competed in the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Away from the show, Adore’s debut album ‘Till Death Do Us Party’ was a hit on the US Billboard chart – making her the first drag queen to impact that chart since RuPaul herself – and her most recent album ‘Whatever’ was released to critical acclaim in 2017.

Bright Light Bright LightBright Light Bright Light

Fresh off the back of a world tour with Erasure and a barnstorming performance at LGBT50’s ‘I Feel Love’ gig in 2017, ‘the male Robyn’ is warming up for a new headline tour and the release of his fourth album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed technicolour triumph ‘Choreography’, which featured appearances from Elton John, Ana Matronic and Jake Shears, to name only three. Expect sax, style, sass accompanying some big heartfelt pop.

SurieSuRie

Following on from a – shall we say – dramatic performance in Lisbon in May, this year’s UK Eurovision representative will be heading to Hull, fresh off the back of a successful solo tour. As well as playing her Eurovision hit ‘Storm’ (ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS TIME, THANK YOU SIR), she’ll be treating us to her new single ‘Taking It Over’, along with some Eurovision classics. Douze points!

Marcus CollinsMarcus Collins

After finishing as the runner-up on The X Factor in 2012, Marcus released his self-titled debut album and scored a massive hit with his cover of the White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’. Not just a stellar vocalist, Marcus is a musical theatre star, appearing as Seaweed in the nationwide tour of Hairspray! the West End production of Kinky Boots.

 

Lloyd DanielsLloyd Daniels

Lloyd won the nation’s hearts on the sixth series of the X-Factor and has gone on to triumphant performances across the UK including a star turn as the titular snappy dresser in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ and will be starring alongside Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton in LGBTQ musical ‘Closets’ this August.

Back to OursBack to Ours Secret Gig

As you know, we live for the drama at Pride in Hull, so we’re massively excited to confirm that we’ll be home to a very special top secret gig, brought to you by Back to Ours! We’ve been sworn to secrecy about who will be joining us, but I can say that this performance from a platinum-selling, global LGBT icon is a Kiki not to be missed.

 

Plus: Culture:Music Orchestra, Rainbow Choir, Soho Cinders, Lady Zaza, Park Street, BPM, Exclusive Dance Academy, Samantha Atkinson, Skyline Studios, Street Stars, and Soraya Vivien!


FAQs

Question! OK, calm down Beyonce. We have answers! Something not covered here? Head over to our social media channels and we’ll be happy to help.

Who can come to Pride in Hull?

You can! Yes, you. Pride in Hull is a family friendly event and open to everyone – from grandma to the dog. Please remember that only the dog should be kept on a leash.

Pride is pretension-free and we have no time for judgement. Our one rule – be kind. Pride is here to celebrate the LGBT+ community and even if you’re not a member, you’re welcome. Just don’t stare – it’s rude.

Ok, I'll be there. When and where is it?

Pride in Hull takes place on 21 July 2018. The day kicks off with a major parade that struts across the city centre, leaving Hull College at midday and heading to Queens Gardens to arrive at 1pm. Over in the park, the gates open at 12.30. Celebrations run until 7pm and after that, the city is hosting a LOAD of after parties if you’re not quite ready to head home.

This sounds good. How can I take part in the parade too?

Parade registration has closed this year, sorry! You can still enjoy the parade by lining the route. We leave Hull College at midday and travel down Whitefriargate to the cenotaph and then down Jameson Street and into Queens Gardens.

How much does it cost to come to Pride?

Pride in Hull is free and unticketed. We want to be sure that everyone who wants – or needs – to come to Pride can afford to. Obviously, it’s incredibly expensive to host so if you can give us a hand by throwing £5 into a bucket on the day, that’ll mean we can afford to do it again in 2019. You can even click here to donate right now, if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t carry cash.

Can I bring alcoholic drinks into Pride?

Queens Gardens is a licensed area so – sorry – no alcohol through the gates. Soft drinks in sealed bottles only. Inside, we’ve got a great bar providing quality alcoholic drinks at a reasonable price.

Can I pay on card?

That depends! Not all providers will take card payments, so bring some cash just in case. There are quite a few cash machines on Queen Victoria Square.

What should I wear?

Finally! A really important question!

Seriously, wear what makes you happy. If you want to be extra AF, bring on the glitter! If you want to keep it casual, that’s cool too.

So what about food and drink?

We’ve got over 20 street food stalls serving up incredible treats from veggie and vegan to sweet sensations and some serious beef burgers, plus a brilliant Pride bar to fulfil all of your refreshment requirements. If you’d rather bring your own, you’re welcome to bring in a small bag with food as long as you stick your litter in the bin when you’re finished. The gardens are licensed premises, so sorry – you can only bring in sealed bottles of water. Remember to bring ID if you’ll be buying alcoholic drinks.

Who’s on stage... and when?

We’ve got a massive day of entertainment planned, kicking off at 12.30 with the amazing Culture:Music orchestra and culminating in drag royalty Adore Delano and girl band legend Nadine Coyle closing the show, plus loads of stuff popping up over the park, away from the main stage. This is the running order, but check @prideinhull on Twitter for any unscheduled changes.

12.30 – 1.30

Culture:Orchestra

1.30 – 2.30

Rainbow Choir | Soho Cinders | Back to Ours Secret Gig

2.30 – 3.30

Lady Zaza | Park Street | BPM | Exclusive Dance Academy | Samantha Atkinson

3.30 – 4.30

Skyline Studios | Lloyd Daniels | Street Stars

4.30 – 5.30

Soraya Vivien | Marcus Collins | SuRie

5.30 – 7.00

Bright Light Bright Light | Adore Delano | Nadine Coyle

Is Pride in Hull accessible?

The parade route is paved, we’ve increased the size of the viewing platform in the park this year and the park and food area is accessible by ramp from the main rose bowl section of Queens Gardens. On the main stage, our performers are joined by two marvellous BSL signers. Our street food area provides some respite from the throng of the main crowd too. If you have a need we’re not meeting, please let us know.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are totally welcome at Pride and can often be found in super fancy, rainbow ensembles! All we ask is that they’re kept on a leash, cleaned up after and kept under control.

Is the day child friendly?

Yep. We’ve even managed to persuade the drag queens not to swear, which honestly is no mean feat.

Enquiring minds may ask a couple of questions, but we find that ‘some boys love boys, some boys love girls and some girls love girls’ just about covers it.

Pride is about celebrating life in its many shapes, sizes and colours. They’ll love it.

What facilities are there for the trans community?

We want everyone to be themselves at Pride in Hull, but we totally understand that you may wish to wait until you’re in a safe space before you dress according to your gender. Drop us an email or get in touch via social media if you need access to these facilities.

Can I leave and come back?

Yep! No tickets, no wristbands. If you want to leave and come back that’s totally cool – if there’s space in the park

What if the park gets full?

We want as many people to celebrate Pride with us, but we want to keep everyone safe too. If it gets *too* full, we’ll be operating a one in, one out policy.