Black Eyed Peas, Steps, Zara Larsson, Melanie C, Confidence Man, Jax Jones, B*Witched, Honey Dijon and more to perform at the official two-day community fundraiser.
26th April 2023 (Brighton)
Brash, beautiful and brilliant, Brighton & Hove Pride returns for another year and we are proud to announce our full line up of diverse and inclusive talent for this year’s FABULOSO, the official 2-day fundraiser event for the Brighton Rainbow Fund supporting LGBTQ+ groups and organisations within the local community. With more than 150 LGBTQ+ artists as well as our essential LGBTQ+ allies performing across 12 different stages and areas of entertainment over the 2-day event, all our performers are members of or allies of our glorious rainbow family.
This year, award-winning Black Eyed Peas will headline FABULOSO on Saturday 5th August, 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. 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 singer 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.
Brighton Pride’s Managing Director Paul Kemp adds: “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 is proud to host twelve 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, The Cocoa Butter Club Stage, and The 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, our 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, our invaluable emergency services, the NHS and representatives of other Pride organisations. This year also sees the return of the 2-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. We are 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 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, Brighton Pride’s sole ethos is to promote tolerance, diversity and education within the community and to organise inclusive events with community fundraising at its heart.