After two years on hold, Pride in Hull is back and has planned something extra special to celebrate 50 years of Pride in the UK and 21 years in Hull.
Initially planned to take place in West Park, the venue change was announced at the end of June after confirmation of Hull City’s fixtures for the 2022/23 football season. Pride in Hull will now be held in Queens Gardens.
This Saturday (30 July), festivities will start with a parade running from Hull College to Queens Gardens, between 10am and 12noon, followed by a day packed with music and celebrations.
The parade route will run from Wilberforce Drive outside Hull College, to Lowgate, Alfred Gelder Street, Queen’s Dock Avenue, Vernon Street, Bond Street, George Street and back onto Wilberforce Drive, into Queens Gardens.
All parade entrants must pre-register before 12noon on Friday 29 July here. The Parade has an important message and will focus on those countries where it is illegal to be LGBT+ and the community tribes.
Pride in Hull main stage set times for the free daytime event:
- 12noon – 2pm
All For One Choir, DJ Mike Tolan, Lloyd Daniels, Baby Drag, Abba, Samantha Atkin and David Danville Dance.
- 2 – 3.50pm
The Pride flag will be rolled out across the crowd, followed by State of the Art, Cher Tribute, Queenz and Liberty X.
- 3.50 – 5pm
Ongina, one of the original nine contestants for the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (also known as The Lost Season), as well as RuPaul’s Drag Race Allstars Season.
- Mel Blatt, from the girl group All Saints, will be doing a DJ set to close the main event.
Throughout the day, the festival will include a family area, with international house sax player, Dustin Kitsch and Jeddy Bear and Gary. A Tent of Imagination will showcase music from Callum Chater, Ellie Pollard, Jodie Langford and Scott and there will be dance with the amazing Tamar & Jo. Spoken word will come from Michelle Dee and Emily Oetegenn and Hull Roundheads’ Play followed by confessional open mic which is open to all.
From 5pm, those without a ticket will be asked to purchase one or can leave the park ready for the next event.
Pride Party in the Park will start at 6pm. This is a ticketed event and wristbands will be checked. Revellers can purchase wristbands at the event, although organisers recommend buying prior to the event here. The lineup for Pride Party in the Park includes Queenz, Biphony, DJ Mike Nolan, Stooshe, Drag Race royalty, Trinity the Tuck, and Boyzlife, followed by DJ Mike Tolan.
Jamie Lewis, Chair of Pride in Hull, says:
“We’re having a great big party on Saturday, to celebrate Hull’s LGBT+ community with our friends and allies. It will celebrate diverse sexualities and genders and all of our guests will be made to feel at home in Hull.
“Adding another event to celebrate 21 years of Pride in Hull is something new for 2022. The response has been overwhelming and although it felt like a risk initially, I am pleased to say that the support has been incredible.
“As a team, we make Pride in Hull happen because we feel strongly about the importance of celebrating Pride, we all love it and have each seen first-hand the positive impact it has on individuals and the community as a whole.
“As we’ve had a two-year gap, this year’s event will be the first Pride for many local people. We are thrilled to hear via our social media that they will be joined by family, friends and allies, as the positive message of acceptance is being shouted louder than ever before.
“We welcome everyone to come along with positive attitudes to celebrate in a safe space and to be who you are.”
See the full list of road closures for Pride in Hull 2022