Brighton and Hove Pride is the multi Boyz Award-winning summer sensation and is also the UK’s biggest Pride festival. This year’s Summer of Love themed festival over the first weekend of August will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Dave Cross takes a look at just three of the key points of the much-loved seaside affair.
Pride 2017 – tickets on sale for Preston Park
The beating heart of Brighton Pride is the massive festival in Preston Park that this year takes pace on Saturday 5 August. An event like no other, all LGBT+ life is here with a massive live stage that last year alone featured Carly Rae Jepsen, Sister Sledge, Alesha Dixon and many more. There are dance tents of every kind, spaces for women, bears and more, food, markets, community areas and
so much more. Tickets are on sale now at brighton-pride.org.
Summer of Love theme launched
Brighton Pride’s 2017 Summer of Love theme will be a stunning celebration of the LGBT+ community and its supporters, bringing together the best of Brighton and Hove under a giant rainbow flag. It will celebrate 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the start of the long march towards equality, while also recognising that we still have a way to go. This year’s Carnival of Diversity will fill the streets of Brighton with light and colour through the much loved Community Parade on Saturday 5 August. Applications are open now if you want to be part of the Parade via brighton-pride.org/tickets/parade-entry.
Camp Camp Brighton 2017 open for bookings
If you really want to experience Brighton Pride in all its glory then you have to book into the official campsite, aka Camp Camp. Nothing beats spending Pride weekend under canvas as you immerse yourself in fun, laughter and celebrations, and it’s the best way to make the Pride weekend financially accessible to all visitors. The 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. Get full details and book online via the website: brighton-pride.org/tickets/campsite-shop.