Brighton & Hove Pride returns this year from the 2nd-4th August. Firmly established as the UK’s most popular international Pride Festival, Brighton & Hove Pride attracts a diverse demographic audience from across the globe and is singularly the most popular visitor attraction in the City’s event calendar. Pride is as famous, vibrant, popular and utterly unique as our city itself.
Brighton and Hove Pride’s sole ethos is to promote tolerance, diversity, inclusion and education within our communities. Working to eliminate all forms of discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities by celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ lives and to this end Brighton & Hove Pride is proud to be supporting both local charities and good causes, this is the cornerstone of the mantra – a ‘Pride with Purpose’
Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community interest company. All tickets revenue raised goes directly to the operational and running costs of producing the Pride Festival, LGBT Community Parade, Pride Village Party rain our neighbourhood of Kemptown and community fundraising for the Rainbow Fund and Pride social impact fund.
Each year the LGBTQ+ celebration kicks off in a kaleidoscope of colour with the Community Parade which makes its way through the city on Saturday (August 3). Hundreds of thousands of people line the streets to watch the carnival-like parade, which includes floats from local LGBT groups, emergency services, employers, charities and dance and performance groups. This year, organisers have tweaked the route, as major roadworks are taking place at Valley Gardens, a key point along the parade.
The parade leaves Hove Lawns at 11am as usual, processing along Kings Road on the seafront before turning left up West Street. The the parade moves past the Clock Tower up Queens Road, turning right down North Road.At the bottom of North Road the parade will turn left and join the old route to process up Gloucester Place and London Road finishing in Preston Park where the Pride Festival takes place.
Pride in the Park festival on Preston Park is a glittering and truly inclusive community celebration that delivers an unforgettable day of Pride. A unique community fundraising event, the Brighton Pride Festival has enjoyed amazing performances from international stars including Britney Spears, Nile Rogers & Chic, Jess Glynne, Dua Lipa, Years and Years, Sister Sledge, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pet Shop Boys, Fatboy Slim, Paloma Faith, Katy B, The Human League, Boy George, Ella Elre, Ms Dynamite amongst others.
You might have heard by now that pop icon Kylie Minogue is headlining the festival at Preston Park on Saturday, August 3. Joining Kylie at the Pride in the Park event are British chart stars Clean Bandit, X Factor finalist Fleur East, tribute phenomenon Björn Again, Alice Chater, Zak Abel; and the seven piece, black male dance troupe and All4 reality stars, The Prancing Elites flying in from Alabama.
Throughout the weekend you can also expect cabaret, comedy, burlesque, speakers and performance art across ten areas of diverse talent including this year’s BAME and QueerTown stages. The Pride Pleasure Gardens on the Old Steine will open once again on Friday August 2 at 4pm to play host to three days and nights of free entertainment. With fierce fun, saucy wonders, camp pop, cabaret, DJs, clubbing and Brighton favourite Boogaloo Bingo, Sink The Pink returns for a spectacular official pre-Pride party show featuring the one and only Sporty Spice, Melanie C.
On Sunday, LoveBN1Fest takes over Preston Park for the second year with international pop star Jessie J and the legendary Grace Jones taking to the stage alongside Rak Su, Nina Nesbitt, House Gospel Choir, Grace Carter and Guilty Pleasures.This family friendly day will feature fun for parents and children of all ages. Baby Loves Disco, Alice’s Theme Party and Bubble Inc. will all be in attendance to entertain our younger attendees alongside the usual performance artists, cabaret, circus skills, BN1 Magazine tent, BIMM live stage, Boogaloo Bingo and much, much more. Both Preston Park festival events are supported by TTK welfare to ensure accessibility to all.