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The Brighton & Hove Pride Festival is taking place on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August 2022 in Preston Park and is part of a much larger weekend of events across the city including the Pride Village Party. 

Information will be posted below as plans progress.

Pride Festival in Preston Park / 2022

This year our official fundraiser for the Brighton Rainbow Fund We Are Fabuloso supported by Yahoo takes place on Saturday 6th August and Sunday 7th August, in Preston Park. These events are part of a much wider weekend of events across the city including the Pride Village Party and the Pride Community Parade.

Pride takes safety very seriously and we have worked with the council and our safety team to agree safe areas for park users and safe working areas for our build crew. For more information on the park build schedule please see the map inside.

We’re also providing fencing, security and lighting for the park egress along Preston Road for the end of both night’s Pride events.

We have a dedicated residents phone number over the weekend and during the build period. Details on back page.

Pride recognises the inconvenience to residents over the weekend and we endeavour each year to have good communication and hope that residents will take the opportunity to sign up to our newsletter (above) so we can keep everyone informed of any new developments.

Once again we’d like to thank you for your continued support and patience.

Further information for residents

Sunday 31st July: Perimeter fence installation begins, park remains open.

Monday 1st-Friday 5th August: 08:00-20:00
Scheduled event-site build hours.

Thursday 4th August: 20:00-22:30
Resident fencing will be installed from 20:00.
Some lighting testing after dark and minimal noisy works after 21:00.

Friday 5th August: 20:00-00:00
Final preparations before event day including lighting testing after dark and minimal noisy works after 21:00.

Saturday 6th August:
06:00-12:00: event set up and load-in, some sound checks.
12:00-22:30: event live
23:00-03:00: cleansing of site (any noisy work to be minimised)

Sunday 7th August:
06:00-13:00: Change over for Sunday show
13:00-21:30: event live
22:00 onwards: tech de-rig, majority of traders and concessions will leave the event site

After the event, the team work really hard to get the park open and back to full use as soon as possible.

If, for any reason i.e. severe weather, the build or de-rig is delayed we may need to work later. This will be decided on a daily basis and will be formally communicated to the council. We would only implement this if a continuation of the build or de-rig during the daytime meant causing damage to the park.

Sound Propagation testing and Soundchecks
Soundchecks are needed to test the system. Sometimes these will be at higher levels than the show itself. Sound checks will not run continuously for the duration. They will take place on:

  • Friday 5th, 10:00-12:00: Line checking, set-up and sound system alignment. No music, only white/pink noise, clicks/tones and microphone checks.
  • Friday 5th, 12:00-19:00: Sound system tuning and propagation tests.
  • Saturday 6th, 09:00-12:00: Sound systems tuning time and sound checks for artists.
  • Sunday 7th, 09:00-13:00: Sound systems tuning time and sound checks for artists.

Preston Park Road Closures

Thursday 4th August 2022
Preston Road will be closed from 20:00 to allow installation of Police security barriers and residents fencing.

Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th August 2022
Preston Road will be closed from 10:00 on Saturday 6th August. The road will remain closed until the Police barriers have been removed overnight on Sunday 8th August.

We will facilitate emergency vehicle access to any resident property where this is required and this will be managed by the appropriate emergency service in conjunction with our Security team.

If you rely on carers for your day-to-day health or medical needs please contact to discuss your requirements.

preston park Residents’ LIAISON

We have a dedicated resident phoneline to address the concerns of local residents including any noise complaints. Residents number – 07942 386 030

This line will be staffed between
09:00 – 17:00 Thursday 28th July – Friday 5th August
09:00 – 23:00 Saturday 6th August
11:00 – 23:00 Sunday 7th August
09:00 – 17:00 Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th August

More info at or email

We anticipate the majority of visitors to have cleared Preston Park by 23:30 on Saturday night and 22:30 on Sunday night and will endeavor to ensure that residents experience minimum disruption.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and understanding.

Our thanks and best wishes, Brighton Pride CIC