Claire Richards is performing at this year's Pride in Hull.

Steps icon Claire Richards joins Mel C at Pride in Hull

Steps star Claire Richards has been announced as the final headliner at this year’s Pride in Hull.

She will join Spice Girl Mel C and RuPaul’s Drag Race phenomenon Alaska 5000.

Claire first found fame as the lead vocalist of pop legends Steps, notching up 26 hit singles including dancefloor favourites 5,6,7,8, Stomp and Tragedy.

Claire said: “The LGBT audience has been huge supporters of my career and always know how to party.

“I’m so looking forward to playing Pride in Hull in July. It will be my first time back in the city since we arrived at Party in the Park by helicopter during Steps heyday.”

Pride in Hull chair Matt Walton said: “When you think of Pride, you think big, bright, bold and colourful – and Claire’s back catalogue couldn’t be bigger or brighter.

“Steps’ comeback has been such a triumph, all capped off with the success of Claire’s stunning album earlier this year. She’s heading to Hull two weeks after supporting Celine Dion at Hyde Park and we know the Pride in Hull audience are going to be even louder.”

Legendary club collective Push the Button, best-known for their sell-out monthly nights at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern, will take to the stage with a technicolour DJ set and some of the region’s most well-known drag performers.

One of the decades other biggest girl groups will be performing at Pride in Hull. The Honeyz racked up top 10 hits including Finally Found and Won’t Take It Lying Down.

Pride in Hull attracted 50,000 people last year, cementing its status as the biggest free Pride in the country. Get more information about Pride in Hull here.

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