On 20 July, we’re back – bigger, brighter, bolder and prouder than ever.

Pride in Hull 2019 kicks off with a spectacular parade, reflecting on 50 years since the Stonewall uprising. It stars street artists, everyday heroes from local and international organisations and… you if you fancy it?

The parade winds its way to Queens Gardens where the party kicks up a notch. Head to the Pride market for all the essentials to customise your Pride experience – whether that’s drinks and snacks from the street food festival or finishing off your look with glitter in the market.

On the main stage, you can look forward to blockbuster performances from local performers, international stars and a whole host of surprises you won’t want to miss!

Pride in Hull is the region’s biggest celebration of the LGBT+ community and is open to everyone who wants to embrace the diversity of our area. Bring your dancing shoes, your own true colours and have a day to remember.

Line up

Claire RichardsClaire Richards

Claire found fame as the lead vocalist of one the UK’s most beloved pop institutions. Steps notched up a massive 26 hit singles including dancefloor favourites 5,6,7,8, Stomp, and Tragedy. The band celebrated their 20th anniversary in technicolour style with a surprise New Year’s Eve gig at London’s G-A-Y in 2017, followed up by the gold-selling album, Tears on the Dancefloor. Claire fulfilled a lifelong ambition earlier this year with the release of her debut solo album, My Wildest Dreams, a top ten hit in February.

Melanie CMelanie C ft. Sink the Pink

Melanie C is one-fifth of one of Britain’s most iconic pop group and an incredible solo artist in her own right. She’ll be performing at Pride in Hull alongside the legendary club collective Sink the Pink as part of a globe-trotting tour, taking in some of the world’s most exciting LGBT+ events – from São Paulo to Stockholm, via New York, Madrid and Berlin.

Alaska 5000Alaska 5000

Alaska 5000 needs no introduction. The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2, Alaska is a global icon. She’s played shows across the world, scored two top 5 albums on the US Billboard Dance chart and has a following of millions.


Step into our brand new family area… and the unforgettable magic of Fantabulosa! – a fantastical pop-up world of imagination, storytelling and glitter where boundaries are forgotten and everyone and anyone can be whoever they want to be.



Honeyz | Push the Button | Social Beingz | Dan Crossley | Lucy Whittaker | Michael T Ogilvie | HUSK | Hessle Theatre Company | Beebi Del as Dolly Parton | Cortney Shortney | Jeddy Bear and Gary’s Picnic | David Danville’s Skyline Studio | State of the Arts present Rent | Street Stars Dance Studio

Frequently asked questions

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.

We’re here to celebrate the LGBT+ community and even if you’re not a member, you’re welcome.

Pride in Hull is pretension-free and non-judgemental. Our one rule – be kind.

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

Pride in Hull takes place on 20 July 2019. The day kicks off with a major parade that struts across the city centre, leaving Hull College at 11.30. Over in the park, the gates open at 12.00. Celebrations run until 8pm and after that, the city is hosting a LOAD of after parties if you’re not quite ready to head home.

This sounds good. Can I take part in the parade too?
Parade registration is now closed, sorry! You can still line the streets to cheer it on. The best vantage point is Queen Victoria Square. If you’ve registered, you’ve been sent anr email with all the details of what you’ll need to do on the big day.
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 – this year we need to raise £140,000 to make Pride in Hull happen. We’d have to win Drag Race and that STILL wouldn’t cover the cost… (we really don’t have enough wigs anyway). 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 2020. We really rely on donations to make Pride happen. You can even click here and donate online right now, if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t carry cash. Or text HULL 3 to 70085 to donate £3. If you want to upgrade your experience, you can snag a queue jump pass for £10, meaning that you contribute a tenner to Pride and get to sashay straight in.
Can I bring alcoholic drinks into Pride?

Queens Gardens is a licensed area so – sorry – no alcohol is allowed through the gates. You’re welcome to bring in soft drinks in sealed plastic bottles. Inside, we’ve got a great bar providing quality alcoholic drinks at a reasonable price, so remember your ID.

Can I pay on card?

That depends! The Pride bar and merchandise stall take card payments, but not all vendors will. Bring some cash just in case. There are quite a few cash machines on Queen Victoria Square if you need them.

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 a load of delicious 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 food, you’re welcome to bring in a small bag 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 soft drinks. 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. and featuring incredible performers including Melanie C ft Sink the Pink and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Alaska 5000.

Is Pride in Hull accessible?
The parade route is paved, we’ve increased the size of the viewing platform in the park again for 2019. Queens Gardens and food area are accessible by ramp from the main rose bowl. 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 need a quieter space. If you have a need we’re not meeting, please let us know.
Where can I park
There’s LOADS of city centre parking around Queens Gardens. Take a look on a map here.
Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are totally welcome at Pride and can often be found in super fancy, rainbow outfits! 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 – largely – managed to persuade the drag queens not to swear, which honestly is no mean feat.

Enquiring minds may ask a couple of questions, but that’s sort of the point. Pride is about celebrating life in its many shapes, sizes and colours. They’ll love it.

This year we’re introducing a dedicated family area, featuring performances from the incredible Fantabulosa!.

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 changing 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 as want to, but we want to keep everyone safe too. If it gets *too* full, we’ll be operating a one in, one out policy. The park reached capacity in 2018 so we expect we’ll have to do that again this year at peak times. Make sure you turn up early to snag your spot!