Demand for tickets to Brighton Pride this year exceed organisers expectations, causing the new Pride ticketing platform to crash.
In order for as many local BN residents to attend this year’s Festival on Preston Park, tickets for the main event on Saturday, August 4 will go on sale exclusively to BN residents on Monday morning, February 5.
Since announcing the headline act Brighton Pride’s new ticketing platform has struggled to meet the demand for tickets and keeps crashing.
In an effort to stop ticket touts profiteering ticket sales are now limited to two tickets per person and you must attend in person to buy these tickets.
5,000 paper tickets for the main event only on Saturday, August 4 will be available for sale at the following three venues this coming Monday morning, February 5, 2018.
♦ Sussex Beacon Shop, 130 St James Street from 9.30am. (There will be a £1.50 booking fee which goes directly to the Sussex Beacon).
♦ Nice n Naughty, 32 St James Street, BN2 1RF from 10am. (There will be a £1 booking fee)
♦ Legends, 31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, Bn2 1TR from 1pm.
Payment accepted only in cash and transactions will be limited to two tickets per person. Take photo ID and proof of BN postcode address (utility bill, bank statement or council tax bill) along with you.
A further allocation of 8,000 tickets will be available on Thursday, February 15 from 10am at the B Right On LGBT Community Festival Box Office at the Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, Brighton. (There will be a £1 booking fee which goes directly towards the work of the Brighton & Hove, LGBT Community Safety Forum).
Data evaluation by Brighton Pride for on-line sales to date reveals that over 56% of tickets already sold have gone to BN postcodes, previous visitors to the Brighton Pride festival and higher than for the Pet Shop Boys in 2017.
Sales of wrist bands for the Pride Village Party are moving quicker than last year with over 10,000 being sold on-line since going on sale.
The independent Brighton based social media analytics firm Brandwatch have crunched the numbers on Twitter’s reaction to the announcement that Spears will be headlining Pride in August.
“It’s clear that people are very excited about the upcoming concert”, said Joshua Boyd, content and community manager at Brandwatch.
“It’s rare that you’d see a local event generate such a big reaction, and the scramble for tickets is a big part of all that conversation.”
Brandwatch found that since the announcement men have been out-tweeting women about the concert revealing 54 per cent of gender categorised authors were male and 46 per cent were female.
If you cannot afford to buy a ticket to go to a paid event at Brighton Pride, donate two hours of your time to help Pride during the year and you will get a free ticket to the park.
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