Brighton and Hove Pride 2019
Brighton & Hove Pride is the UK’s most prominent LGBTQ Pride Festival.Fri Aug 2nd 2019 to Sun Aug 4th 2019
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The festival is a vibrant celebration of everything beautiful about Brighton & Hove’s diverse community. Visitors from around the world come to enjoy this remarkable celebration.
The main aim of the festival is to promote tolerance, diversity, inclusion and education within the communities. It works to remove all forms of discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities by showing support and celebrate LGBTQ+ lives. The Pride supports local charities and good causes, which is the foundation of Pride – a ‘Pride with Purpose’.
Friday night 2nd of August will open the Pride weekend of festivities:
- 7pm: Boogaloo Bingo
- 8pm: Epicene
- 9pm: Dynamite Boogaloo
- Free B4 11pm: The Prancing Elites
The Pride in the Park on Preston Park has hosted many spectacular performances including Katy B, Boy George, Ms Dynamite, Britney Spears, Jess Glynne, Dua Lipa, Sister Sledge, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pet Shop Boy, Fatboy Slim, Nile Rogers & Chic and many others.
This year the Pride in the Park welcomes:
Pride Saturday in the Park Saturday 3rd August 2019
- Kylie Minogue
- Clean Bandit
- Fleur East
- Björn Again
- Zak Abel
- Rina Sawayama
- Alice Chater
Love BN1 Fest in Preston Park, Sunday 4h August 2019
- Jessie J
- Grace Jones
- Rak Su
- Nina Nesbitt
- House Gospel Choir
- Grace Carter
Performance & Dance Tents & Stages
Preston Park also features performance and dance tents & performance stages, a community village and lots of most excellent food and drink options.
The Pride Dance Big Top is the Pride Dance Tent where you can dance and enjoy the music from DJs to performers. It’ll play the most excellent house and most prominent beats including Kim Ann Foxman, Marshall Jefferson, Maze & Master, Paul Heron, Wax Wings, FKA, Affy Go Bang and Michelle Manetti. It’s hosted by He.She.They.
The Diva Girls Dance Tent at Brighton Pride features a plethora of the female DJ talent in the UK. Come to enjoy music from the deep house to techno with classics in the air dance anthems.
Brut Men’s Tent is London’s infamous men-only club for blokes, bears, cubs and hunks. Expect an ultimate BRUT party sounds from Paul Heron, Ross Jones, LCB, Rob C, AMYL, Juliano Juliano and DJ Liam.
The Legends Cabaret Big Top is a spectacular cabaret performance hosting Miss Lola Lasagne, the Brighton Belle to celebrate “Generations of Love”.
Bame Stage this year welcomes The Cocoa Butter Club with top-class cabaret, live music, comedy, burlesque and performance arts and DJs.
Sheila McWattie Women’s Performance Stage is hosted and organised by AJ Patterson. It’ll be a day of remarkable spoken word, poetry, stand-up comedy, cabaret and musical entertainment.
Pride Community Parade
The Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade is an excellent showcase of the town’s charities, community groups, small businesses and statutory partners. With over 300,000 people dancing and singing in Brighton’s streets. In 2019 it’s going to be the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn uprising that started the Pride movement. Whether you like 60’s flower-power, 70’s disco, 80’s New Romantics or the poptastic 90s or 00s, you can channel your favourite decade.
Pride Village Party
The Pride Village Party is in Kemptown where you can enjoy bars, venues, entertainment zones, live performances, cabaret, DJs, drag artists, singers, performers, musicians. It’s an unforgettable weekend of fundraising celebrations.
Wristbands will be available from the Pride Box Office 30th July – 2nd August. Anyone who wishes to attend the PVP will have to have a wristband. Individual venues within the PVP might have separate door charges.
Brighton Pride is also a unique community fundraising event, and it’s a heart. It’s raised over £705,000 for community good causes over the past five years. All tickets revenue goes directly to the operational and running cost of producing the Pride Festival, Pride Village Party, LGBT Community Parade and community fundraising.
Brighton Pride Fundraisers include Rainbow Fund grants, Social Impact Fund grants, Pride Cultural Development Fund grants, Pride with Purpose.
Since 2014 the rights of the global LGBT+ community have been the cornerstone of the campaigns. The reasons include the freedom to live, to love and be ourselves, to be free from hatred, discrimination or criminalisation. Pride’s duty is to reach out and fight for the rights globally. A passion for campaigning for the rights of all LGBT+ people are promoted via these Pride Campaigns: Uniting Nations, We are Pride, Pride25, Freedom to Live and Respect Campaign.
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