To try and make your Pride weekend go as smoothly as possible, here are a few key things to get sorted before you get to the gate.

  1. Download and print your eticket before you come to the gate at the Pride Festival on Preston park or the Box Office on Victoria Gardens. Often the 3G signal is poor and mobiles are prone to running out of battery just when you need them!
  2. Bring ID in the name of the lead booker/credit card that was used.
  3. On the day you are advised to go directly the gate specified on your eticket and exchange for a wristband or you may exchange in advance at the Box office on Victoria Gardens.  Try to avoid busy times at the Box Office (Thursday and Friday evenings)
  4. We advise to arrive early at Preston park before the peak times of  1.30pm – 4pm as the parade arrives.

General Festival Safety:

  1. Stay hydrated / Wear sunscreen (you may bring in 100ml bottles  / Look after your friends
  2. There are water points on the festival site – bring a reusable bottle with you
  3. If you need to seek medical support for any reason at a Pride event visit the St John’s medical tent as soon as possible they are there to help.

There will be large crowds leaving the festivals at the end so it is essential you plan your journey and travel home if you are leaving the city. See our travel page below for latest advice.

We want you to have the best Pride ever, but sometimes things can go wrong. In our managed areas we have a dedicated medical team able to respond, please ask a steward or security to assist you.

If you have left the event keep a note of these services which may be able to help:

Brighton Station Health Centre Walk-In Service
(open 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week)
84-87 Queens Road, Brighton
Tel: 0333 321 0946

Safe Space (11pm – 3am)
St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton

Mental Health Rapid Response Service
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Tel: 0300 304 0078

Brighton and Hove Samaritans
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Tel: 01273 772 277 or Freephone 116 123

LGBT Safety Forum
01273 855 620