After last year’s glorious Summer Of Love, planning for the UK’s biggest Pride festival is well under way and Brighton Pride 2018 is all set to be a riot of colour as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Rainbow Flag with the theme ‘Colour My World’.
Brash, beautiful and brilliant, Brighton Pride 2018 truly is a Pride with Purpose as the city of Brighton & Hove welcomes visitors from across the world to come together and fundraise, celebrate, campaign and party with Pride.
Paul Kemp, managing director of Brighton Pride said, “Coming together as a community to declare our unity is ever more important, as we continue to face the challenges of those around the world who would take back LGBT+ rights and equality.
“Join us in August for Brighton Pride 2018 and ‘Colour My World’. Together we can keep moving forward, celebrating, campaigning and connecting with Pride, proving love wins.”
For 2018’s ‘Colour My World’ Pride are returning to the rainbow flag’s original eight colours of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet representing, respectively: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony, and spirit.
The eight colour Rainbow Flag is a reminder that Brighton is a diverse community – composed of people with a variety of individual tastes of which everyone should all be proud.
FREE PRIDE COMMUNITY DAY & DOG SHOW – Sunday 29th July 2018
The weekend before Brighton Pride will again see Preston Park reverberate to the laughter and fun of the free Pride Community Day, a fantastically fun collection of events that takes place right in the heart of the city.
Incorporating the Pride Dog Show, Sports Fun & Games, there are loads of activities for adults and children alike.
FREE PRIDE COMMUNITY PARADE – Saturday 4th August 2018
The annual Pride Community Parade is the biggest and most exciting visual event in Brighton & Hove’s calendar bringing the whole community out on to the city’s streets as over 300,000 people participate and watch the spellbinding spectacular of our hugely successful “Carnival Of Diversity”.
Free for spectators, forever surprising, always engaging and constantly educating, the 2018 Brighton Pride Carnival Of Diversity Community Parade will fill Brighton & Hove’s streets with love, light and laughter as the colour and cohesion of our communities combine to create a explosion of life-affirming brilliance.
Pride Festival – Saturday 4th August 2018
The Brighton Pride Festival in Preston Park is the glittering jewel in the Pride weekend, a truly inclusive community celebration and fundraising event that delivers an unforgettable day.
The UK’s biggest Pride festival main stage has played host to some of the world’s biggest acts including Sister Sledge, Pet Shop Boys, Years & Years, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fatboy Slim, Paloma Faith, Katy B, Ruby Rose, The Human League, Fleur East, Ella Henderson, Boy George, Alison Moyet, and Ms Dynamite amongst others, and 2018 is all set to build on that with a truely global headline artist.
A unique Pride event bringing together the very best of Britain’s favourite seaside city, the Brighton Pride Festival revels in our diversity as dance tents, cabaret, amazing live music and community areas combine to create a festival we can all be proud of.
For the 5th year running we have managed to freeze first release tickets at £12.50, £17.50 and £21.00, but with prices set to rise as we get closer to the event, we do advise early purchase.
LoveBN1Fest – Sunday In The Park With Pride – Sunday 5th August 2018
Get ready for LoveBN1Fest 2018, the brand new Pride Sunday community event on Preston park helping raise extra funds for the Pride Social Impact Fund and bringing all our communities together.
LoveBN1Fest will celebrate everything Brighton and Hove and bring all our communities and Rainbow families together for an afternoon of fun on the park.
Featuring main stage headline artists, performance and dance tents, family tents, circus skills, spoken word and cabaret, a creative arts and culture zone.
Community stalls and food village, accessibly tent and WellBeing area.
Discounted tickets are available as a bolt on to your Saturday Pride Festival tickets or single tickets may be purchased from the ticketshop.
Brighton and Hove Pride is a Pride to be proud of. It is a Pride With Purpose. Alongside the smiles, sunshine and good times, Brighton Pride’s sole ethos is to raise funds and awareness.
Pride has it’s routes in the community and in the last four years has raised over £455,000 for local good causes.
Pride aims to raise extra funds from LoveBN1Fest to deliver positive social impact back to Brighton and Hove communities through the Social Impact Fund.
PRIDE CAMPSITE – 3rd-6th August 2018
Prices frozen at 2015 rates: £12.50 per person per night
Nothing beats spending Pride weekend under canvas as you immerse yourself in a Pride experience filled with fun, laughter and celebrations, and it’s the best way to make the Pride weekend financially accessible to all visitors.
The Brighton Pride Camp Camp is always filled with an amazing celebratory atmosphere from Friday to Monday for a fun-filled 3 day weekend.
The Pride Campsite at Waterhall is perfectly equipped for your weekend stay. The Camp Shop will provide you with all your Pride provisions, and on-site catering will service all your culinary needs including delicious breakfasts.
This year you can book your pitch size according to your party size with costs based on the number of occupants.
As in previous years, there will be a special Pride bus service between the Pride Campsite and the city throughout the weekend and there is ample parking onsite (must be pre-booked) to make it easier to get to the campsite and set up your pitch.
Communal showers are available on site but you can also book private showers.
Pride Village Party – Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August 2018
The two day Pride Village Party will once again St James Street and the city’s iconic seafront Marine Parade closed to traffic over Pride Saturday and Sunday as thousands of people come together to celebrate at the UK’s most spectacular weekend-long Pride event.
Discounted PVP weekend tickets are now available when you purchase a Pride Festival Ticket. Individual PVP writbands will be available nearer the event.
Pride Festival: £12.50 / £17.50 / £21.00 / £25.00 / £30.00 / £37.50
LoveBN1 Fest (when bought as a joint ticket): £12.50 / £17.50 / £21.00
LoveBN1 Fest (individual tickets): £27.50, £37.50
Pride Village Party (when bought with a Pride Festival ticket): £12.50
Ticketshop : www.Pride-Tickets.org