LET’S PARTY, IT’S PRIDE: All the best afterparties over Pride weekend

OFFICIAL PRIDE PARTIES

BOOGALOO BINGO

FRI 3 AUG

PRIDE PLEASURE GARDENS

With outrageous outfits, huge hair and plenty of balls, Dynamite Boogaloo delivers a pre-Pride party like no other. Brightly dressed master of ceremonies Boogaloo Stu provides a plethora of games and exotic prizes for those who dare to compete. So, prepare for a long, hard night of innuendo, smuttiness and excess as you get the ball(s) rolling for this year’s Pride weekend.

PECS DRAG KINGS

FRI 3 AUG

PRIDE PLEASURE GARDENS

After a sold-out show at the esteemed Soho Theatre, Pecs Drag Kings bring their singing and dancing collection of kings to Pride Weekend. This all-female/non-binary theatre and cabaret company promise to protest the pre-conceptions of gender whilst providing a Pride precursor to remember. Turn up, sit back, and enjoy the royal treatment that is a Pecs Drag Kings performance.

PRIDE GOES POP

FRI 3 AUG

PRIDE PLEASURE GARDENS

DJ Lady Lloyd brings London’s most fashionable transvestite club, Bombshell, to Brighton in an eruption of pop  and commercial dance  music. Singalong classics and irresistible rhythms soundtrack a night of non-stop nostalgic hits and contemporary chart-toppers. So, dress up and  let your hair down as you dance to the best party tunes in town.

QUEER PROM

FRI 3 AUG

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Ever dreamed of being asked to prom? Well, this is your moment. Brighton Pride formally invites you to the Queer Prom. There’s everything you’d expect from a prom, and much more. Two photo booths, two floors of DJs, queer cabaret,  drag performances and greetings and speeches by special guests from  Channel 4’s ‘Genderquake’ make this a must-see  event.

SINK THE PINK PRESENTS TA’DAH

SAT 4 AUG

PRIDE PLEASURE GARDENS

Legendary club night connoisseurs Sink The Pink present their latest performance, Ta’Dah, a compilation of the best performances from a diverse group of drag  collectives’ over the last  ten years. Expect 12 high-energy acts full of fun, hair flicking and a healthy dose of naughtiness in this jaw-dropping performance.

HORSE MEAT DISCO

SAT 4 AUG

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World famous international clubbing brand ‘Horse Meat Disco’ is back at Brighton Pride for a Saturday night of glitter, glamour and great music. The brand has been staging sets of disco classics since 2002, with an unshakeable dedication to the industry of human  happiness. DJs Severino, Luke Howard and guests are committed to crafting  a party that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

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LINE DANCING

SUN 5 AUG

PRIDE PLEASURE GARDENS

The Cactus Club returns for its third year of line dancing on Pride Sunday. Strut your stuff to pop tracks from the likes of Ella Eyre, Camilla Cabello, and even some country classics for the traditionalists out there. Plenty of lessons will be  provided throughout the  afternoon, teaching new and old dances from all over globe.

THE GLORY’S BIG GAY BARN DANCE

SUN 5 AUG

PRIDE PLEASURE GARDENS

East London’s alternative cabaret, ‘The Glory’, brings an all-day party from the wild West to the South Coast. First up, legendary drag queen John Sizzle serves up a team of drag sensations to spin country-inspired music and perform live. Then, a Madonna cabaret commands an hour homage to the queen of pop. Finally, an ‘Apocalipstick’ queer anthem party finishes the weekend.

SUNDAY SUNDAE PRIDE REUNION

SUN 5 AUG

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This terrace-topping party may be the highlight of your Pride as it promises to be Brighton’s sexiest Sunday celebration. You can look forward to non-stop Miami-style clubbing in Patterns’ underground club and al fresco terrace, which boasts stunning views of Pride Village and the city’s iconic coastline. The event also has the weekend’s biggest disco ball, definitely not something to be missed.

 

THE BEST PRIDE VILLAGE PARTIES THIS YEAR

MARLBOROUGH PUB QUEER TAKEOVER

SAT 12PM-3AM, SUN 12-8PM

The Marlborough’s legendary street party reaches new heights this year as they join forces with Calabash and Traumfrau. Outside until midnight, you’ll find Pxssy Palace – a collective who work towards eradicating sexual violence and misogyny from club culture and celebrating womxn and femmes of colour. They’ll be joined by the Kings of Colour initiative with their Cabaret Superstars.

Leading the way for UK Drag King performance, they’ll thrill and captivate with a diverse range of acts, from powerful performance activism and a whirlwind music marathon, to super sexy Magic Mike- esque strip dance. Upstairs in the theatre, 10pm – 2am, is Let’s Have a Kiki – Vogue Party. One of London’s leading Voguing parties will tear up the floor with Jay Jay, DJ Kartel Brown and a troupe of mind-blowing voguers. The next day, running from 12pm-8pm, the founder of Ladypoof DJs queer club nights, is DJ RPXX. Her infamous  indie-finable house music  embraces the melodic to the deep and dirty.

CLUB REVENGE

SAT 8PM-6AM, SUN 9PM-5AM

Sat brings Revenge’s Official Pride Party. Then Sun promises Anthem: The Lazer Cave vs FOMO. Anthem transforms the main room into a huge Lazer Cave – with DJ Toby Lawrence playing 90s & 00s house, trance & dance! In the second room FOMO will smash out pop and R&B!

FUNKY FISH

SAT 3PM – 4AM

Two bar areas, three DJs, two dance floors, a terrace, street party, after party and food means there’ll be a great vibe! Room One sees Dance, RnB, House and Big Beats, while Room Two offers Classic House, DNC, UKG, Minima

LATEST MUSIC BAR AND THE MUCKY DUCK – SOUL CASSEROLE

SAT 5PM-12AM

Soul Casserole bring their Brighton Pride street party to Manchester Street, with DJs Dusty Du & Fray Bentos, with some very special guests.

BRIGHTON ROCKS – BRIGHTON DISCO FESTIVAL

ALL DAY SAT & SUN

Bringing together the finest bands, DJs, speakers and installations, this is always one of the best parties in the Village.  Brighton Rocks has earned its place as one of the top spots in the Pride Village Party area. Pulling out all the stops, they’re offering multiple bars, top DJs, epic decor, plus fun and glitter from the Disco Lovers crowd, alongside a bespoke Funktion One sound system. Performing will be These Machines producer and house-hit factory Steve Mac, local legend Darren Murphy with a vinyl only set, fast-rising talent DJ Faro, Alistair from Loft 55 and Disco Lovers’ residents, Sam Moffett & Spike Kingston.

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CHARLES STREET TAP

SAT 12PM – 4AM, SUN 12PM – 1AM

Pride Saturday gets livened up with Colour My World. It’ll feature their incredible resident DJs, including award-winning Claire Fuller, Morgan Fabulous, DJ Rob (D) and Grant Knowles. The next day brings Aprés Pride, with plenty of chart, dance and house anthems to see out the Pride Weekend in style.

FIERCE

SAT 9PM – 3AM, SUN 7.30PM – 1AM

On Saturday, Brighton’s Best Cabaret venue (according to The Golden Handbags) brings in some of Brighton’s very best and award-winning DJs on rotation behind the decks. Sunday offers a new kind of ‘House!’ with Showtime – Rock and Roll Bingo!

 

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