LARGEST EVER LEEDS PRIDE
An estimated 60,000 people attended Leeds Pride on Sunday 4th August - making it a record attendance.
Queen Bee featured in the parade and our 2018 Winner ECHO performed to the largest audience ever on the Briggate Main Stage.
Congratulations and thanks to all involved with delivering Leeds Pride and helping Queen Bee be a part of it!
JUDGING PANEL ANNOUNCED
Queen Bee has officially announced the Judging Panel for this years Competition - taking place on December 2nd.
Previous Queen Bee winner Boo Gatti will be joined by Viaduct Showbar Legend Anja Bach, BBC Radio Broadcaster Oly Woodcock & the insanely talented Ellis Atlantis will complete the judging panel - winner of the BBC Show Glow-up!
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER QUEEN BEE
Queen Bee is holding a selection heat day for this years competition, to make the selection process fairer and help us deliver a show full of variety.
The Selection day will take place on September 1st at The Viaduct Showbar, it will be a closed audition session with a panel selected by Queen Bee.
A large number of applications have already been received and we will be closing the application form after August 18th.
So don’t delay, secure your audition place now.
Be sure to follow our official Facebook & Twitter feeds for regular updates!
What is Queen Bee?
Queen Bee is one of the UK’s largest annual Drag competitions.
Competing against each other - contestants have a maximum of 10 minutes to perform. The audience vote for their favorite contestants by placing donations into the vote collection boxes, every £1= 1 Vote. The audience votes & scores from the judging panel are counted at the end of the night to reveal the winner.
A BIG Prize Draw also takes place on the event night with £1000’s worth of Prizes & Experiences to be won. Once all of the contestants have performed and vote counting begins - we also have a Special Guest Artist join us to keep the audience entertained.
100% of the money raised from Votes & prize draw ticket sales is donated to our 2 causes - Yorkshire Mesmac & St Gemma’s Hospice. Since we started Queen Bee in 2015, we have raised more than £22,000 thanks to the amazing support from our audience.
Tickets for this years event are now on sale from just £12, Queen Bee 2019 will take place on Monday 2nd December at The Queens Hotel - Leeds. Doors open from 6pm.
Contestant entry for Queen Bee will be announced in April 2019. For more information on Queen Bee check out the OUR STORY section of the website.
The Queens Hotel
Queen Bee is returning on December 2nd to the iconic Queens Hotel and for a second year our event will take place in the stunning Queens Ballroom.
The Queens Ballroom
At the heart of this iconic 1930’s art-deco hotel lies the magnificent Queens Ballroom - the setting for Queen Bee.
Queen Bee is delighted to be returning to The Queens Hotel on Monday 2nd December for the 5th edition of this wonderful event. The venue has a capacity of 400 guests allowing us to accommodate more ticket holders than ever!
We are delighted to welcome Keith George to the Queen Bee 2019 stage with his globally renowned tribute to Boy George.
Kieth George is ‘Boy George’ and will be this years special guest artist at Queen Bee.
The globally renowned and Boy George endorsed singer performs at venues across the world from Las Vegas to Spain and will be jetting in to join us on 2nd December here in Leeds.