Spice Girl Mel C will be performing at this year’s Pride in Hull.
The legendary pop star will be performing alongside club collective Sink the Pink at the event in Queens Gardens on Saturday 20 July.
Her performance is part of a globe-trotting tour, taking in some of the world’s most exciting LGBT+ events – from Sao Paulo to Stockholm via New York, Madrid and Berlin.
Mel C said: “This is a bit of dream come true for me. I’m going on tour with Sink the Pink, the most inclusive, fun and fabulous club night in London, and we’re taking their best drag queens round the world for a truly special show. I can’t wait.”
Matt Walton, chair of Pride in Hull, said: “Melanie C is heading to Hull within weeks of a record-breaking sell-out stadium tour with the Spice Girls. You’d think that she’d want to take a breather, but such is the lure of this incredible show she’s straight back on the road and we can’t wait to give her a massive Hull welcome.”
Mel C and Sink the Pink are the second acts confirmed for Pride in Hull, following the announcement of RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Alaska 5000.
But it is not all about global sensations – Pride in Hull are offering the opportunity for local LGBT+ artists to share a stage with artists such as Mel C and Alaska 5000 as part of their “Pride on Stage” competition. Three winners will be hand-picked to perform on 20 July and entries are being accepted now at Pride in Hull’s website.
Pride in Hull attracted 50,000 people in 2018, cementing its status as the biggest free Pride in the country.
Pride in Hull is a free, unticketed event taking. Donations towards this year’s event can be made online at Pride in Hull’s website or in person on the day.