“Widely acknowledged as the country’s most popular Pride event,”The Guardian
Welcome to Brighton & Hove Pride
“One of the best Pride events in the world. Whatever your flavour, you’ll find it in Brighton.”Lonely Planet
“Brighton Pride is one of the best international pride festivals, we love it.”Attitude Magazine
Brighton & Hove Pride – 2021 Update
We are heartbroken to have to announce the cancellation of Brighton & Hove Pride’s Community Parade, Pride Village Party and Pride Festival on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August 2021.
We know the need for community has never been stronger and Brighton & Hove Pride is one of Europe’s biggest Pride Festivals attracting thousands of people from across the UK to attend multiple events across the city including the Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade.
Delivering Pride requires an all year-round planning cycle working closely with our partner agencies and, while the vaccine rollout continues to be successful, the many uncertainties that need to be resolved to safely deliver mass gatherings and the complexities of organising Pride in our City are impossible to achieve in the time we have, so based on the best information available to us at this time we are heartbroken to have to cancel for a second year. We cannot risk the health and safety of Pride visitors, residents and the hundreds of staff and volunteers that help deliver Pride.
You can read the full announcement here.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CURRENT TICKET HOLDERS.
All current ticket holders have 3 options:
- Roll Over – We know 2022 is likely to sell out, so you may wish to roll over your tickets to 2022 to secure your place for next year and insure against any price increases
- Donate the face value of your ticket to the Brighton Rainbow Fund to support the year-round essential work of local charities and community groups
- Apply for a refund of the face value of your ticket
Click here for more information.
We will continue our plans for smaller in-person satellite pop up community and cultural events throughout the summer and autumn as part of our cultural programme that can run within COVID-safe guidelines as well as a programme of on-line events following on from the success of last year. Sign up to our Newsletter and we’ll let you know more.
As ever, a huge thank you to all of you for your support, patience and positivity. We’re so, truly sorry that we won’t be able to come together this year but, rest assured, we will be back stronger and better in 2022!
The Pride Team
The UK’s Biggest LGBTQ Pride Festival
“Historic, inspired and unparalleled. Brighton Pride is one of the best international pride festivals, we love it” Attitude Magazine.
Pride in the Park festival on Preston Park is a glittering and truly inclusive community celebration that delivers an unforgettable day of Pride. A unique community fundraising event, the Brighton Pride Festival has enjoyed amazing performances from international stars including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, Jessie J, Nile Rogers & Chic, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Pet Shop Boys, Years and Years, Sister Sledge, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fatboy Slim, Paloma Faith, The Human League, Boy George, Ella Elre, Ms Dynamite amongst others.
Described by The Guardian as “the country’s most popular LGBT event,” the Brighton Pride Festival is a vibrant celebration of all that is wonderful about Brighton & Hove’s diverse community, with visitors from across the globe enjoying its spectacular celebrations.
Brighton Pride Festival has proved itself to be the UK’s biggest, boldest and best Pride event with community fundraising at it’s heart.
Who We Are
Firmly established as the UK’s most popular international Pride Festival, Brighton & Hove Pride attracts a diverse demographic audience from across the globe and is singularly the most popular visitor attraction in the City’s event calendar.
Pride is as famous, vibrant, popular and utterly unique as our city itself.
Brighton and Hove Pride’s sole ethos is to promote tolerance, diversity, inclusion and education within our communities. We will work to eliminate all forms of discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities by celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ lives and to this end Brighton & Hove Pride is proud to be supporting our local charities and good causes, this is the cornerstone of our Pride – a ‘Pride with Purpose’
Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community interest company. All tickets 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.
Pride provides a citywide cohesion and focus for the wider community with its positive influence lasting long thought out the year which cannot be underestimated.