This year Pride is presented as a not for profit, community interest company, we therefore have an opportunity, like never before to make a real difference, for the future of the LGBT community here in Brighton.
For the first time ever the Preston Park part of the Pride celebrations will be ticketed at £12.50 from www.ticketline.co.uk.
Live bands, acts, performers, bands, stalls, tents, cabaret and much more!
Various live acts, artists, bands, celebrities and performers.
No Dress code.
101B Preston Drove
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The year that I went it was very busy, seemed like thousands of people. The parade was loads of fun and there were lots of floats. It was a gorgeously sunny day. The actual "festival" took place in a field and there was 1 "main" tent, too busy to actually get in but it was quite small anyway. There was lots of vendor stalls, selling food mainly. That was about it, everyone was just sat in a big field.. There was about 5 portable toilets for the thousands of people so most people were just using the bushes for their number 1's and 2's, imagine the smell of all those people using the surrounding trees and bushes for toilets.. yeah it was gross. I went across the road and used the facilities at the hotel, they charged a quid each time but it was worth every penny! They must make loads of spare cash... After the festival we couldn't stay and hit the town (unfortunately) so we headed to the train station and got attacked by some homophobic knobheads. They even broke my pride flag :(. However I would go back as I hear some things have improved.
best thing: the parade
worst thing: the toilets
me and my friends went down for the weekend and loved it we hadn't even been to the street party that day and decided that we are going back next year
best thing: music people enviroment
worst thing: two hours after going in we were told that certain drinks was sold out