Brighton & Hove Pride ready for lift off…

Graham Robson August 5, 2022

After two years of not being able to celebrate Pride in our city, Brighton & Hove Pride is excited that normal service will resume in just over a week for the summer of 2022.

Pride’s main events are back on schedule including the two-day official fundraiser event for the Brighton Rainbow Fund, WE ARE FABULOSO supported by Yahoo at Preston Park on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 featuring music stars, plus cabaret tents, dance tents and a host of new diverse and immersive experiences across the weekend fiesta.

This year’s 30th anniversary also sees the return of the LGBTQ+ Community Parade, the two-day Pride Village Party and the Pride Community Day & Dog Show!

Firmly established as the UK’s most popular international festival, Brighton & Hove Pride is as famous, vibrant, popular and unique as the city itself. Brighton & Hove Pride’s sole ethos is to promote diversity, inclusion and education within our communities. With community at the heart, this years’ Pride celebration theme is LOVE · PROTEST · UNITY.

What’s On: 

WE ARE FABULOSO supported by Yahoo! on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. Click HERE for more info! 

Described by The Guardian as “the country’s most popular LGBT+ event,” WE ARE FABULOSO will run over two days with a main stage featuring world class artists including Christina Aguilera, Ella Henderson, Todrick Hall, Raye, Bimini and L Devine on the Saturday, then Paloma Faith, Jake Shears, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Cat Burns and Björn Again on the Sunday.

Featuring over 100 LGBTQ+ artists, other areas of the park will see the return of the Gaydio Dance Tent headlined by Gorgon City; the Legends Cabaret Big Top with its always legendary line-up; the QTIPoC Stage hosted by the Cocoa Butter Club; the DIVA Dance Tent; the Brüt Dance Tent; and a host of other tents, cabaret stages, amazing live music and community areas to create a festival that celebrates the diversity of our community and delivers an unforgettable Pride experience.

Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade – LOVE · PROTEST · UNITY on Saturday, August 6. Click HERE for more info 

The Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade is one of the undisputed highlights of the Brighton & Hove Pride weekend and is a glorious showcase of the city’s charities, community groups and small businesses as well as invaluable emergency services, the NHS and statutory partners.

Brighton Pride Parade 2018

It is one of the biggest and brightest events in Brighton & Hove’s calendar, with over 300,000 people thronging the city’s streets to participate in and watch the parade of community and campaign groups, and the all-singing, all-dancing carnival of colour as it wends its way from Hove Lawns to Preston Park for We Are Fabuloso.

Brighton & Hove Pride say: “Our 30th anniversary is the perfect time to reaffirm our campaign commitments. With community at its heart, LOVE · PROTEST · UNITY will bring the city together to remember, to celebrate and to campaign.”

Pride Community Day & Dog Show — postponed to Sunday, August 28 due to hot weather. More info, CLICK HERE 

The annual canine highlight where we pamper those pooches and paw our way to one of Brighton & Hove Pride’s most wonderfully accessible events.  Celebrate our four-legged best friends with a day of fun and barking frolics, as dogs and dog lovers come together and shine with Pride.

Alongside the Dog Show will be a dedicated Community Day with a selection of activities such as a Make Your Mark booth to create tiles adorning the Ledward Centre’s new mural; massages by Body Balance; doggy and owner portrait booth; community stalls, food and a fully licensed bar.

For more info on Brighton & Hove Pride, CLICK HERE

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