Pride in Hull is delighted to announce that drag royalty Alaska 5000 will be wowing crowds with a sensational performance in Queens Gardens on Saturday 20 July.
Alaska was a runner-up in season 5 of the global TV phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race and was invited to return for the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Allstars, in which she went on to steal the crown and secure her place in the Drag Race hall of fame.
Away from the show, Alaska has toured the globe and scored two top five albums on the US Dance Chart.
Andy Hastings, Trustee at Pride in Hull, said: “RuPaul’s Drag race is one of the biggest shows on the planet and a huge cultural phenomenon. The audience response to Courtney Act and Adore Delano playing Pride in Hull in 2017 and 2018 was incredible, so we knew we had to step our game up and bring a winner to Hull’.
Pride in Hull’s creative director Andy Train continued: “The queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race are so incredibly popular with our audience and they have made drag such a huge part of mainstream culture”.
Alaska 5000 is the first performer to be announced for this year’s Pride in Hull, but organisers promise that this year’s event will be bigger, bolder, brighter and prouder than ever before, with more announcements to come.
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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