Melanie C, one-fifth of one of Britain’s most iconic pop groups will perform at Pride in Hull in Queens Gardens on 20 July, alongside legendary club collective Sink the Pink.
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.”
Her performance is 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.
Melanie says: “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!”
Melanie C may have visited Hull once before, on her ‘Northern Star’ tour in 1999, but her mates at Sink the Pink will be heading to the city for the very first time. And they’re incredibly excited to be stepping out with Sporty Spice.
They said: “Melanie has been a long time supporter and friend of Sink The Pink and over the last few years we have created some of the most memorable moments in our history with her, with the standout being last year’s Mighty Hoopla performance. It’s not every day a bunch of drag queens get to step out and tour the world with a Spice Girl. This tour shows how committed Melanie is to her LGBTQ fans and we are frankly sh**ting sequins we are so excited. World here we come!”
Melanie C and Sink the Pink are the second act confirmed for Pride in Hull, following the announcement of RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Alaska 5000, which sent social media into meltdown a few weeks ago.
But it’s not all about global sensations – Pride in Hull are offering the opportunity for local LGBT+ artists to share a stage with artists like Melanie 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 prideinhull.co.uk
Pride in Hull attracted 50,000 people in 2018, cementing its status as one of Hull’s most iconic events and the biggest free Pride in the country.
Pride in Hull is a free and unticketed event taking place in Queens Gardens on Saturday 20 July. Donations towards 2019’s event can be made online at prideinhull.co.uk or in person on the day.
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