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Brighton Gay Pride is a very popular gay pride event and one of the biggest in the UK. Held at this seaside beach city - which already has a strong LGBT community - Brighton Pride is an essential date in the gay calendar, with many people traveling down to the south coast of the UK. In fact, it’s less than an hour away from London by train.
For three days, you can look forward to a host of different events that are catered to the LGBTQ community. There'll be live performances, DJs, and of course one incredible pride parade to help you truly experience your pride in large proportions.
Brighton Pride is arguably the UK's most popular pride celebration, attracting thousands of party punters to this seaside city each year. But it is not just all bells and whistles; campaigning is at the heart of the Brighton Pride ethos. Since 2014, every Brighton Pride has ensured LGBTQ rights have been at the forefront of the celebrations, sending out strong messages of inclusion, unity, and acceptance.
The Brighton Gay Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, August 3. It will set off from Hove Lawns at 11am, and pass through the city center. Over 300,000 people will gather to watch and celebrate the floats and participants passing by. To honor 50 years since Stonewall, this pride will assume a global message of love, unity, and support for the worldwide LGBTQ+ community. This will be conveyed through various inclusions such as a 50 meter-long rainbow flag.
Later, the Brighton Pride Festival will illuminate Preston Park. This is one of the biggest pride celebrations to take place in the UK, and has previously welcomed the likes of big-name performers including Britney Spears, Ruby Rose, and the Pet Shop Boys. This year, Brighton Pride is excited to confirm its headline act, Australian pop princess, Kylie Minogue, who will be taking to the stage on the Saturday, August 3. This will be Kylie's first-ever full UK Pride Performance, so surely that in itself is enough to persuade you to hit up Brighton Pride 2019.
Elsewhere, the Pride Village Party (PVP) takes place August 3-4 in Kemptown, and promises loads of unique entertainment ranging from cabaret, drag, DJs, and musicians. Tickets are required for this, but we can assure you it will be worth the price. PVP does has a maximum capacity though, so we suggest getting your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 2019 will be extra special for Brighton Pride, as it will be adding a dedicated Sunday Festival for the first time, LoveBN1Fest. Running from 1:30pm to 9:30pm in Preston Park, this Sunday Pride will offer main stage artists alongside cabaret and street food stands - perfection!
With an electric spirit in the air, and a host of LGBTQ+ celebrations scattered across the city, Brighton Gay Pride is well worth the trip!
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