Baby, we're back!
The region’s biggest LGBT+ Pride celebration returns on 25 July 2020. It’s Pride in Hull’s 19th year of blazing rainbows across the city while spreading a message of equality for all. And everybody's welcome to the party.
Festivities kick off with a technicolour parade through the city, which snakes through to Queens Gardens for the main Pride festival. Expect amazing street food and a whole carnival of fabulous. Louise Redknapp and Divina De Campo have already been confirmed for a line-up of international icons, platinum pop stars and incredible upcoming talent.
Pride in Hull is unticketed - just make a donation towards Pride’s 20th birthday on your way in or donate here.
She made her name as a quarter of Eternal, the UK's most successful R&B act ever before striking out on her own. As a solo artist Louise scored 12 hit singles, like the iconic 'Naked' and disco-tastic Let's Go Round Again, plus five top twenty albums - including this year's critically acclaimed, sadbanger laden tour de force Heavy Love.
Divina De Campo
This Frock Destroying, quatro-octaved Queen became the breakout star of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. No stranger to the small screen, Divina has appeared on national TV shows including The Voice and All Together Now, as well as completing a sold-out run in Sindarella, the adult panto.
Divina's debut EP, Decoded and the video Drag Race Song dropped in November 2019.
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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 25 July 2020. 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 1 pm. Over in the park, the gates open at 12.30. Celebrations run until 9 pm 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?
Mosey over to our parade page and register to take part!
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 2021. 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! The Pride bar and merchandise stall take card payments, but not all vendors will 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 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 soft drinks. Remember to bring ID if you’ll be buying alcoholic drinks.
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 almost managed to persuade the drag queens not to swear, which honestly is no mean feat. We even have a special stage just for our youngest Pride-goers.
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.