Brighton Pride Festival tickets go on sale at noon today

Pride Festival tickets go on sale at noon today, Tuesday, January 16 with first and second early bird prices frozen for the fifth year.

Brighton Pride 2018 is a Pride with Purpose as the city of Brighton & Hove welcomes visitors from across the world to fundraise, celebrate, campaign and party together with Pride.

Following on from last year’s glorious Summer Of Love, planning for the UK’s biggest Pride festival is well under way. Brighton Pride 2018 will be a riot of colour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic Rainbow Flag with their theme for 2018, Colour My World.

Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp, managing director of Brighton Pride, said: “Coming together as a community to declare our unity is ever more important, as we continue to face the challenges of those around the world who would take back LGBT+ rights and equality.

“Join us in August for Brighton Pride 2018 and ‘Colour My World’. Together we can keep moving forward, celebrating, campaigning and connecting with Pride, proving love wins.”

For 2018’s Colour My World theme, Pride return to the rainbow flag’s original eight colours of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet representing, respectively: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony and spirit.

The eight colour Rainbow Flag reminds us that ours is a diverse community – composed of people with a variety of individual tastes of which we should all be proud.



Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Free Pride Community Parade

The annual Pride Community Parade is the biggest and most exciting visual event in Brighton & Hove’s calendar bringing the whole community out on to the city’s streets as over 300,000 people participate and watch the spellbinding spectacular of our hugely successful Carnival Of Diversity.
Free for spectators, forever surprising, always engaging and constantly educating, the 2018 Brighton Pride Carnival Of Diversity Community Parade will fill Brighton & Hove’s streets with love, light and laughter as the colour and cohesion of the city’s communities combine to create an explosion of life-affirming brilliance.



Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Pride Festival at Preston Park

The Brighton Pride Festival in Preston Park is the glittering jewel in the Pride weekend, a truly inclusive community celebration and fundraising event that delivers an unforgettable day.
The UK’s biggest Pride festival main stage has played host to some of the world’s biggest acts including Pet Shop Boys, Years & YearsSister Sledge, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fatboy Slim, Paloma Faith, Katy B, Ruby Rose, The Human League, Fleur East, Ella Henderson, Boy George, Alison Moyet, and Ms Dynamite amongst others, and 2018 is all set to build on that with a truly global headline artist.



Brighton Pride is a unique event bringing together the very best of Britain’s favourite seaside city, the Brighton Pride Festival revels in our diversity as dance tents, cabaret, amazing live music and community areas combine to create a festival we can all be proud of.

For the 5th year running Pride have managed to freeze first release tickets at £12.50, £17.50 and £21.00 making the celebrations more accessible to those on lower incomes, but prices will rise as the event gets closer, so early purchase is advised.



Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2018 – Pride Village Party

The two-day Pride Village Party will once again see St James Street and the city’s iconic seafront Marine Parade closed to traffic over Pride Saturday and Sunday as thousands of people come together to celebrate at the UK’s most spectacular weekend-long Pride event.

NEW! Sunday, August 5 2018 – LoveBN1Fest – Sunday In The Park With Pride 

Pride Sunday sees LoveBN1Fest, 2018, a brand new community event on Preston Park will help raise extra funds for the Pride Social Impact Fund, while bringing all our diverse communities and Rainbow families together for an afternoon of fun on the park.

Featuring main stage headline artists, performance and dance tents, family tents, circus skills, spoken word, cabaret, a creative arts and culture zone, community stalls a food village, an accessible tent and WellBeing area.

Discounted tickets are available as a bolt on to the Saturday Pride Festival tickets or single tickets may be purchased from the Pride ticketshop.

Brighton and Hove Pride is a Pride With Purpose. Alongside the smiles, sunshine and partying, Brighton Pride’s sole ethos is to raise funds and awareness.

Pride has it’s roots in the local community and in the last four years has raised over £455,000 for local good causes.

Pride aims to raise extra funds from LoveBN1Fest to deliver positive social impact back to Brighton and Hove communities through the Pride Social Impact Fund.

Discounted PVP weekend tickets are now available when you purchase a Pride Festival Ticket. Individual PVP writbands will be available nearer the event.

Tickets Available Now:

Pride Festival, 2018: £12.50 / £17.50 / £21.00 / £25.00 / £30.00 / £37.50 (full price tickets will be more so early purchase is advised)
LoveBN1 Fest, 2018: (when bought as a joint Pride ticket): £12.50 / £17.50 / £21.00
LoveBN1 Fest, 2018: (individual tickets): £37.50
Pride Village Party. 2018: (when bought with a Pride Festival ticket): £12.50

To book tickets online, click here:

Sunday, July 29, 2018 – Free Pride Community Day and Dog Show

The weekend before Brighton Pride will see Preston Park reverberate to the laughter and fun of the free Pride Community Day, a fun collection of events that takes place right in the heart of the city.
Incorporating the Pride Dog Show, Sports Fun & Games, with loads of activities for adults and children alike.

August 3-6, 2018 – Pride Campsite

Nothing beats spending Pride weekend under canvas as you immerse yourself in a Pride experience filled with fun, laughter and celebrations, and it’s the best way to make the Pride weekend financially accessible to all visitors.

The Brighton Pride Camp Camp is filled with an amazing celebratory atmosphere from Friday to Monday for a fun-filled 3 day weekend.

The Pride Campsite at Waterhall is perfectly equipped for your weekend stay. The Camp Shop will provide you with all your Pride provisions, and on-site catering will service all your culinary needs including delicious breakfasts.

This year you can book your pitch size according to your party size with costs based on the number of occupants.

As in previous years, there will be a special Pride bus service between the Pride Campsite and the city throughout the weekend and there is ample parking onsite (must be pre-booked) to make it easier to get to the campsite and set up your pitch.

Communal showers are available on site but you can also book private showers.

Prices remain frozen at 2015 rates: £12.50 per person per night.

To book the Pride campsite, click here:

Brighton and Hove Pride is the UK’s biggest Pride Festival operated by Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community interest company. All ticket revenue raised goes directly to the operational and running costs of producing the Pride Festival, LGBT Community Parade, Pride Village Party and community fundraising for the Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund.
Brighton Pride has raised over £450,000 for the Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund in the last five years.
The Rainbow Fund has a remit to receive donations and to use them to give grants to LGBT and HIV groups and organisations in Brighton and Hove.
The Pride Social Impact Fund benefits local good causes giving grants to a range of local groups.
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