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Brighton Pride 2023: Everything you need to know

Brighton Pride is back for this year and is bigger than ever. Here is everything you need to know about timings, tickets, and locations

Chiara Wilkinson
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Chiara Wilkinson

Last year saw Brighton Pride make its long-awaited comeback after a three-year hiatus, and boy, was it worth the wait. The 2023 edition promises just as much fun, music, and shenanigans in a huge celebration of the LGBTQ commuity. A three-day event, Pride is arguably the highlight of this city’s cultural calendar, consisting of the famous parade along the seafront, as well as the Pride in the Park festival and Pride Village. The entire thing also offers an excellent chance to see the extremely LGBTQ-friendly city in its prime at the very height of summer. Here’s everything you need to know about Brighton Pride 2023.

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When is Brighton Pride 2023?

Brighton Pride 2023 takes place from August 4 to 7, with events taking place all over the city.

What day is Brighton Pride parade? 

The Brighton Pride Parade takes place on Saturday August 5, winding its way from Hove Lawns all the way through the city. Pick a spot on the seafront and enjoy the colourful view. 

What’s the Brighton Pride Parade route map?

You can find a full route map on the Brighton Pride official website here

How long does Brighton Pride parade last?

The actual parade for Brighton Pride starts at 11am and can take as long as you want it to. The vast majority of those taking part finish the parade by 3pm. 

Who is playing at Brighton Pride 2023?

One of Brighton Pride’s biggest events is We Are Fabuloso. This two-day festival in pretty Preston Park is being headlined this year by Black Eyed Peas (including, potentially, a surprise guest appearance from Britney Spears) on the Saturday and Steps on the Sunday, with dozens of other acts to enjoy like Mel C, Confidence Man, Honey Dijon and The Vivienne. You can buy tickets from the Brighton Pride website.

What’s the theme for Brighton Pride 2023?

Brighton Pride Parade is continuing 2022’s theme: Love – Protest – Unity.

It aims to celebrate the community and acknowledge the movement’s roots in protest, while committing to fight until all are treated equally.

Where is the Brighton Pride Village Party?

The Brighton Pride Village Party takes place along St James’ St and the bottom end of Marine Parade in Kemptown. You’ll need a ticket to get into this area, but it’ll give you access to all of the best bars, clubs and pubs and a chance to feel the truly special atmosphere that Pride lends this area of the city.

Do I have to pay for Brighton Pride?

No, you don’t need to pay to come and watch the Pride Parade or hang out in Brighton during Pride. However, you will need tickets for Brighton Pride Village Party and We Are Fabuloso in Preston Park, as well as some cabaret and smaller events. But if it’s just the atmosphere you’re after, get dressed up, bring a bottle and enjoy yourself.

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