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Pride Village Party is go go go!

Besi Besemar June 14, 2014

Plans have been given the green light by Brighton & Hove Council and Sussex Police for this years Pride Village Party to go ahead as a ticketed event for a one year trial.

Pride Village Street Party

The organisers of Brighton Pride are promising two days of fabulous community celebrations in a safe and welcoming environment this August as the Pride Village Party delivers for the first time a unique fundraising event that benefits LGBT/HIV organisations that provide effective front line services to LGBT people in Brighton and Hove.

For the first time ever, Brighton and Hove Council will allow the Pride Village Party to extend to the main seafront road. Marine Parade will be closed to traffic for the event, creating a larger and safer Pride Village Party for everyone to enjoy.

The Pride Village Party will take place from 6pm on Saturday, August 2 with entertainment starting around 8pm and continuing until 12.30am after the Preston Park festival finale show.

Pride Sunday kicks off from 2pm and will feature various entertainment zones dedicated to cabaret, bears and disco with performers and DJs delivering the perfect soundtrack to your Pride Sunday Village Party celebrations and finishing with a candlelit vigil in New Steine Gardens late in the evening to remember those friends lost to HIV/Aids.

With so many of Brighton’s favourite local bars, venues, businesses and The Rainbow Fund supporting the Pride Village Party this year, there will be plenty of choice of where to meet up with friends and raise a toast to your Pride weekend and to friends no longer with us.

Support the local businesses that are directly supporting the Pride fundraising effort for the Rainbow Fund by selling the pledge bands and Pride tickets and help make this year Village Street Party, a fresh start, with a fundraising purpose giving us all truly proud weekend.

Two-day £5 wristbands (£1 donation ring fenced for The Rainbow Fund) will be available online and at local outlets and supporting venues from the beginning of July.

Residents and people working within the within the fenced zone will receive free access wristbands. Information is being circulated by letter and will be posted on a residents information page on the Pride website.

Pride Village Party pledge bands will be available from beginning of July from supporting venues and businesses. (Do not purchase them from unofficial outlets as they won’t be valid).

CLICK HERE: and Pride will let you know when the pledge bands are available.

You can purchase the pledge bands NOW through the Pride website and collect from the Pride Welcome Centre above Charles Street at Envy. CLICK HERE:  for opening times.

You can also collect the pledge bands from the box office INSIDE Preston park on August 2.

It has not been possible to offer joint main festival and Pride Village pledge bands this year as Pride tickets have been on sale since February and with the go ahead for the Pride Village Party only being given in the last week it has not been possible to integrate the box office scanning system.

You can however purchase a discounted ¬£4 ticket (plus agent fee’s) for a 48 hour period here by CLICKING HERE:

Pride have published a frequently asked questions page on their website about the Village Street Party. To read, CLICK HERE: