York Pride Drag Race: Who’s gonna snatch the crown?


We love ourselves a good bit of local drag, so you can imagine our excitement when York Pride Drag Race announced their return.

Many applied, but only one talented artist is going to walk away with a guaranteed performance spot at York Pride 2023, a £200 tip and of course a well deserved crown!

The time has come to narrow 7 fabulous finalists down to 1 fantastic winner.

Are you ready for the explosive finale of York Pride Drag Race?

The Host

Well it’s got to be the one and only Gayle Force, our current reigning winner.

Here to bring you some camp joy, glamour and a whole lot of fun before passing on the figurative glittery baton, we know she’s going to keep you entertained.

The Venue

York Pride Drag Race will be held on Thursday 30th March 2023 at the Delta by York Marriott hotels (Tadcaster Road) from 7pm, a suitably stunning venue for the event if you ask us.

The Finalists

Who’s looking for a good old bit of camp comedy injected with performance?

Cuppa T is like reaching into a box of crayons without looking, you don’t know what you’re going to get but it’ll definitely be fun and colourful.

Cuppa T

The self proclaimed grand old dyke of York is coming for you….

With live vocals, a catalogue of varied looks and a taste for creativity, Dick Fran Dyke has set their sight on the crown.

Dick Fran Dyke

Choreography? Check. Comedy? Check. Body? Check Body hair? Also check.

With a fun-loving attitude and a passion for performance, can Eris Envy add a nice shiny crown to their drag wardrobe?

Eris Envy

Every day is Halloween if you’re queer enough!

Iconic spook artist Miss Diagnosis is bringing that camp horror edge for your nerve, will their nightmare come true and claw their way to the top?

Miss Diagnosis

Queen of laying down in a lip sync, we guarantee you’ll be on the floor too laughing your ass off with her.

The daft legend with the big hair, Reese Wetherspoon is here to win a crown and finally weigh her wigs down.

Reece Wetherspoon (LAH Photography)

Cosplayer by day and drag king by night, these other acts are in for a fight!

Tommy Boi is here to serve you a damn good performance whilst looking hella cute, but will it be enough to take the win and steal the booty?

Tommy Boi

Prepare for trouble and make it double, we have a drag due in our midst.

They may be the underdogs of the competition, but 241 are full of the right kinds of spirit and are ready to perform their asses off to prove themselves worthy of a crowning.


How do I secure a ticket?

Simply pop down to The Hole in Wand to grab yourself a ticket for just £12 and honestly, we recommend trying their cake while you’re there, it’s delicious!

Can’t make the trip? Click here and order online instead!
(But we really would encourage that cake….)

York Pride

Don’t forget, the winner will be performing at York Pride on Saturday 3rd of June, make sure you follow their Instagram page for announcements and we hope to see you there!

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