Brash, beautiful and brilliant, Brighton & Hove Pride returns this August (Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6) with a line up of diverse and inclusive talent for FABULOSO, the official two-day fundraising event for the Brighton Rainbow Fund, which supports LGBTQ+ groups and organisations within the local community.
Brighton & Hove Pride say “With more than 150 LGBTQ+ artists as well as our essential LGBTQ+ allies performing across 12 different stages and areas of entertainment over the two-day event, all performers are members of or allies of our glorious rainbow family.”
Black Eyed Peas will headline FABULOSO on Saturday, bringing an abundance of hits including Where is the Love, My Humps, Boom Boom Pow, Let’s Get it Started and I’ve Got a Feeling to Preston Park.
Brighton & Hove Pride say: “Celebrated for supporting diversity and inclusivity thorough their music, their catalogue in undeniable with many tracks highlighting police brutality, racism and inequalities.”
“During their extensive NYE performance in Poland, which aired to over 8.3M people on live TV, the group showcased their support for the LGBTQ+ community by wearing rainbow armbands to further signify their allyship – a move which was condemned by politicians with strong anti-LGBTQ+ views.
“The Black Eyed Peas have proven their LGBTQ+ allyship, standing for unity, love, tolerance and oneness and their show is set to be an unforgettable moment of the weekend.”
Saturday will also see Swedish pop star Zara Larsson, whose recent single Can’t Tame Her stormed radio playlists; Jax Jones, known for his collaborations with stars including MNEK, Jess Glynne and Demi Lovato; Australia’s indie-electro pop band, Confidence Man; Dylan, UK Eurovision star, Mae Muller; Bellah Mae; and more take to the main stage.
Paul Kemp, Brighton & Hove Pride’s Managing Director, added: “Considering the huge challenges of putting on large scale events post-pandemic we are delighted to welcome and host our most diverse, inclusive line-up ever with over 150 LGBTQ+ artists performing across the weekend. Pride has always been about Love, Protest & Unity and we endeavour to put on the best event possible to raise as much as possible for our LGBTQ+ community groups and projects.”
On Sunday, STEPS bring an exclusive show to the FABULOSO main stage. As their only UK performance this year, the audience can expect to hear famed megahits including Summer of Love, Deeper Shade of Blue, One For Sorrow and Tragedy. Supporting STEPS on Sunday is another incredible line up, including: Louise, Melanie C, B*Witched, The Vivienne, Harley Moon Kemp and Tom Aspaul.
In addition to the main-stage, FABULOSO will host 12 stages and entertainment zones across the park including the Gaydio Dance Tent, Brüt Dance Tent, Diva Dance Tent, Legends Cabaret Big Top, Queer Town, Break-OUT Stage, Cocoa Butter Club Stage, and Bitten Peach Collective with diverse LGBTQ+ artists and immersive experiences across the weekend fiesta. Ticket holders can look forward to seeing the likes of Honey Dijon, Monki, Patrick Wolf, Gok Wan, DJ Paulette, Lynks, Love Inc, Sonique, Baby D, Livin’ Joy and many more bring some fabuloso performances to the city!
As always, the much-loved Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade will open the weekend in spectacular colour and style. From Hove Lawns the parade will wind through the city streets delighting thousands of people who take to the streets to watch the event which showcases over one hundred local charities, community groups and small businesses, emergency services, the NHS and representatives of other Pride organisations.
This year also sees the return of the two-day Pride Village Party in Kemptown where businesses across St James’ Street and Marine Parade come together to celebrate Pride and raise extra funds for the Brighton Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund. Pride is also thrilled to announce the return of the annual canine highlight, the Pride Community Day & Dog Show, later in the summer on the August bank holiday weekend.
Brighton & Hove Pride add: “Brighton & Hove Pride is a Pride to be proud of. It is a celebration of how far we have come but it is also an ongoing campaign for those marginalised communities at home and abroad who still suffer persecution on a daily basis. Our fundraising events will ensure that we continue to raise vital funds for our local LGBTQ+ and community projects.
“Alongside the smiles, sunshine and good times, our sole ethos is to promote tolerance, diversity and education within the community and to organise inclusive events with community fundraising at its heart.”
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