Pride super Early Bird and early bird tickets prices have been frozen for the third year running. Pride 2015 see’s Pride celebrate 25 years of Pride in the City and its expected to be the biggest Pride celebrations to date..
2014’s Brighton Pride Festival and Pride Village Party were hailed a resounding success, smashing fundraising targets and raising over £110,000.00 in the last two years for The Rainbow Fund, benefitting local charities and organisations.
£9 Super early bird tickets and £12.50 early bird ticket prices have been frozen for the third year running. £9 community tickets will also be available to parade entries and community groups. Children under 12 can get in for free, if accompanied by an adult.
People may volunteer to help Pride for as little as two hours and re-ceive a free ticket. Free tickets are also made available for those who are unable to volunteer and can be applied for through the Rainbow Fund. Other tickets prices will only have a small £1 increase to keep up with inflation and operational costs such as power, security and policing costs. Weekend tickets are also available that include entry to Preston Park and Village party over two days.
Pride Director Paul Kemp said: “As a non-for profit community interest organisation Pride is are committed to accessibility and our community fundraising aims and a campaigning Pride with Purpose. As with the cost of living regrettably the costs of staging the biggest UK Pride festival will go up.”
Brighton Pride Festival ticket proceeds pay for vital infrastructure and services across the Preston Park to ensure a safe and enjoyable day for all, from entertainment and wellbeing to security and production.
Pride 2014 spend £30,117 on power, £51,190 on sound and lighting, £33,477 on crew costs, £25,685 on toilets and £15,685 on waste management. Elsewhere £10,057 was spent on police, £18,324 on St Johns Ambulance and £93,357 on Parade and Park security and stew-arding and that’s just a fraction of the overall costs of staging a world class Pride event.
Brighton and Hove 25th Anniversary Pride weekend is on 1st –2nd August 2015. Tickets are on sale now.