Some major Brighton Pride announcements have been dropping recently, giving everyone an idea of how the 2015 event will bring the city’s community together once again. Taking place on Sat 1 – Sun 2 Aug, this year the 25th anniversary of Pride in the city is marked with a sensational Carnival of Diversity.
Registration for the epic Brighton Pride Community Parade is open until Thu 25 Jun, offering a chance to join the liveliest, most colourful, uplifting and empowering visual showcase in the city. With over 160,000 participants and spectators, it’s the perfect shop window for community groups and businesses to get their message of support for Pride, equality and diversity.
The Saturday festival in Preston Park remains the UK’s biggest, best and most flamboyant Pride event, with over 14 areas filled with world-class entertainment, community engagement and fantastic celebrations. The Family Diversity Area also returns to the park event, bigger than ever before. It will provide a dedicated social space for LGBTQ families to enjoy a proud day together.
This life-affirming spectacular, fuelled by pride, love and campaigning will once again be rocking to some of the world’s best music acts. Fatboy Slim, everybody’s favourite big beat maestro is returning to Brighton Pride for the Wild Fruit Big Top finale. Chart-topping wonder Jess Glynne will also be thrilling the park. Since lending her distinctive and evocative vocals to Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ and Route 94’s ‘My Love’, she’s been a Grammy award-winner and double Brit nominee. Also wowing the park will be critically acclaimed Hercules & Love Affair. This ever-evolving music collective promise to entertain, empower and enthral you.
The Pride Village Party will return after the success of last year’s venture raised around £65,000 for the Rainbow fund. This safe and purposeful event takes over a large chunk of Kemp Town for the weekend, offering two days of celebration and entertainment.
An exciting new community history project will be unveiled for the 2015 celebrations. BrightonPride25 will recognise the brave campaigners, activists, artists, club promoters, performers and Pride-goers who have sharpened the local Pride movement for over a quarter of a century. As ever there is true purpose behind Brighton Pride, the last two year’s activities raised over £107,000, further united our community and celebrated the rich diversity in the city.