Calling all karaoke queens coming to Brighton Pride

Graham Robson August 2, 2014

Love her or Hate her: Sonia Marmite
Love her or Hate her: Sonia Marmite

The Karaoke Zone during the Pride Village Street Party this weekend will be located outside Poison Ivy on St James’s Street.

Sonia Marmite will be hosting the proceedings on Saturday evening from 4pm and on Sunday from 2pm.

Sonia rose to prominence when she came last in the Brighton heat of Drag Idol at Charles Street.

Her website reads: “Sonia is like Marmite,¬†You’ll love her or Hate Her”.

Sonia said:¬†“If you want to sing a bit of Whitney or Britney the place to be is at the bottom of St James’s Street.

“I have had two outfits specially made for the Village Street Party so please come along, check me out and listen to my funny jokes.

“Drag Idol launched my career and I am the only one of the Brighton contestants still working today.

“That’s show business!”

Entry to the street party is by Pledgeband only, costing £5 for 2 days with £1 guaranteed going to the Rainbow Fund who give grants of up to £5,000 to LGBT/HIV organisations providing effective front line services to the LGBT Communities in Brighton and Hove.

Organisers recommend that you purchase your Pledgeband in advance to avoid queues on the day.

Pledgebands will be required for entry to the secure zone (see map below) during village party hours and to purchase alcohol in venues and outlets on Saturday, August 2, 4 p.m. – 12.30 a.m. and Sunday, August 3, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

No alcohol can be brought into the secure zone during Village Party hours.

Participating venues who are signed up to support the Street Party and only sell alcohol to people with Pledgebands include:

1. The Marlborough:  website
2. Izzy Café:  website
3. The Queens Arms: website
4. The Kings Arms: website
5. Betty LaLa:  website
6. The Bulldog:  website
7. The Zone:  website
8. The Ranelagh:  website
9. Royal Oak:  website
10. Acorn (formerly Cornells)
11. Black Dove:  website
12. Brighton Rocks:  website
14. Neighbourhood:  website
15. The St James:  website
17. Marine Tavern:  website
18. Café Bella:  website
19. Mucky Duck:  website
20. Poison Ivy:  website
21. Subline:  website
22. Bar Broadway (formerly Three in Ten)
23. Bar Revenge:  website
24. Latest Music Bar:  website
25. Charles Street:  website
PRIDE WELCOME CENTRE (upstairs at Envy):  website
26. Audio:  website
27. A-Bar:  website
28. Funky Fish/New Madeira Hotel:  website
29. Legends:  website
30. ThewitchEZ:  website

You may also purchase them through the Pride website and collect from the Pride Welcome Centre (see here for opening times) or box office INSIDE Preston Park on Saturday, August 2.

Pride Village Street Party Map
Pride Village Street Party Map