Hull’s rainbow swathed celebration of the LGBT community takes place this weekend. YES WE ARE EXCITED!
This year’s line-up includes Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle, Adore Delano of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bright Light Bright Light, Eurovision representative SuRie, a special electro-Pride performance by Culture:Orchestra and an amazing Back To Ours Secret Gig. You can take a look at the full line up right here.
Pride in Hull kicks off with a parade through the city centre which includes specially commissioned pieces from the team behind the Back to Ours festival and promises to be louder and more colourful than ever. Starting at Hull College at midday, the fabulous and flamboyant parade works leaves Hull College at midday and travels down Whitefriargate via Queen Victoria Square to the cenotaph and then down Jameson Street and into Queens Gardens. Registration has closed but you can still enjoy the fun by lining the route!
Queens Gardens opens at 12.30 and the fun runs until 7pm. You can expect seven and half hours of incredible acts, from local legends and dance troupes to platinum-selling pop stars and global icons. You can find the running order here.
Pride is totally free to enter, but a donation means we can afford to do it again next year. If everyone who came in 2017 donated £2, we’d almost have hit our fundraising target immediately! You can either donate in person, online or by texting HULL21 £2 to 70070 to make a £2 donation.
There are answers to a load of frequently asked questions here, but to pick up on a few of them:
- You can bring in sealed soft drinks, but you can’t bring in alcoholic drinks or glass bottles – sorry. There is a fully licensed bar on site, so don’t panic! There are plenty of vendors on site serving delicious food too.
- We’ll have BSL signers on stage all day and there’s a raised viewing platform for Pride-goers with accessibility needs.
- We’ve got trans changing facilities if you need to use them. Drop us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to find out more.
- Yes! Bring the dog and dress them up so they can join the party. Just be considerate and keep them on a leash.
- There’s plenty of parking on George Street, or over at Princes Quay to name only two.
Have an amazing Pride!