After a whole lot of hard work by many, and great anticipation, it’s finally here! Another incredible, weekend of diversity, unity and festivities as Brighton & Hove Pride takes over the city!
The UK’s biggest Pride celebration, the Parade is one of the the biggest and most exciting events on the calendar here in Brighton & Hove, bringing the city out onto the streets with over 200,000 people participating and watching the exciting display of fun and colour in all it’s glory!
Pride Brighton & Hove Line-Up
Headlining the festival itself, internationally acclaimed artist, Canadian singer songwriter CARLY RAE JEPSEN sits at the top of a bill including the likes of the legendary Sister Sledge, DJ Fresh, Fleur East, Alesha Dixon and LOADS more – check out the full line up of artists here…
The Pride Village Party (PVP)
Two days of entertainment Saturday and Sunday 6-7 August in the heart of the city, with the seafront road and Marine Parade closed to traffic to create a spectacular LGBT village for Brighton Pride; expect everything from cabaret to disco! Attendees for the PVP will need a wristband – and please do note, this year there will be a restricted capacity so buy asap.
The Pride Pleasure Gardens
From August 5-7 across Old Steine & Victoria Gardens, expect entertainment, the Street Diner food market, bars and loads more!
Victoria Gardens will host the Pride Community Stage with performances throughout the weekend, plus the Street Diner, with tasty, locally sourced food.
Free all weekend *(apart from Friday from 18.00- 12.00)
Opening times for Victoria Gardens:
Street Diner Food Village, your destination for local food suppliers, Bar & Entertainment
Opening times Friday 1pm – 12 Midnight // Saturday 10am – Midnight // Sunday 2.00pm – 10pm
The Old Steine Gardens
The Old Steine Gardens becomes the exotic Pride Pleasure Gardens, with The Pride Pavilion venue, and off-the-wall cabaret and disco craziness all weekend. Tickets can be bought in advance for special events & shows.
Entry to the Old Steine Pleasure Gardens is free except for during Pride Village Party times when wristbands will be required or for Pride Pavilion ticketed events,
*Entry restricted when at capacity/ charges apply after 8pm
Opening times for Old Steine Gardens:
Bars, Music, Exotic Entertainment.
Opening times Friday 4pm – 2am // Saturday 1pm – 2am // Sunday 2.00pm – 10pm
Official Pride Parties
Check out this link for a look at the official Pride parties this year…
Tickets for Pride 2016 are on sale here at £30.
Limited joint Pride Festival & Pride Village party tickets are available here with a saving of £9 inclusive of booking fee on a full price online PVP weekend pass.
Single PVP tickets can be bought here and need to be exchanged for wristbands at the Pride Box Office at Victoria Gardens.
Brighton and Hove Pride is organised by Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community interest company. All ticket revenue goes directly to the operational and running costs of producing the Pride Festival, Pride Community Parade, Pride Village Party and community fundraising for the Rainbow Fund and Social Impact Fund.
The campaigning theme for this year is Uniting Nations, a demonstration of the UK’s favourite Pride festival’s continued commitment to campaigning for global LGBT+ rights.
Pride Director said : “Pride has evolved over the years with more communities coming together to celebrate every aspect of our city, regardless of sexuality, race, gender, age or ability. It’s important not to go back to theme’s that trivialise the important message behind the Pride Celebration, but to continue to highlight the lives and struggles of LGBT+ people across the world as we strive for equality for all.”
Well wishes from the Prime Minister…
Prime Minister Theresa May said, in a message of support ahead of Brighton & Hove Pride 2016:
““I want to send my very best wishes to the many thousands who will come together for Brighton and Hove Pride this weekend. It is absolutely fitting that the UK’s biggest Pride festival should be in a city so famous for its tolerance and diversity. Brighton has led the way in campaigning for LGBT rights…”
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