When is Gay Pride, Brighton 2022?

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Gay Pride’s back after 2 long years in waiting with Christina Aguilera closing the show at the park

How to get Involved

Brighton Pride has pulled an amazing event once again and our hotel is located right in the heart of it.

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If you’re not familiar with Brighton Pride, let our proprietor Hervé, at gay owed, LGBT friendly New Steine Hotel, explain all you need to know!

“The Pride weekend is an annual celebration to promote equality and seek to eradicate discrimination against the LGBTQ community through education. This glittering festival is one of the most popular, most extravagant events in Brighton and the UK.”

Hervé

Photo: Chris Jepson

Read on and find out when it starts and how you can get involved and get the best out of the Pride weekend.


When is Gay Pride in Brighton?

This year, the festival is taking place from Friday 5th August – Sunday 7th August included.

Once again Brighton Pride has pulled out some big names such as Christina Aguilera, Ella Henderson, Todrick Hall, Paloma Faith, Jake Shears Sophie Eliss-Bextor, Bjorn Again and more…

The festival is a chance to have fun, enjoy live music, eat, drink, meet new people and generally celebrate diversity, all in an atmosphere of unity.

So what are the key events not to miss?

There are all kinds of events going on during the festival and in the build-up to it. I’ve picked out some of the best.

Pride Dog Show

My first choice is the Pride Dog Show, which will be held on 24th July in Preston Park.

I’m a dog lover and this array of pups and pooches, dressed up to reflect the multicultural variety of our city, and judged by industry professionals, is a great laugh.

There are even amusing categories such as ‘Waggiest Tail’ and ‘Dog Most Like Owner’!

Why not bring your family and your own pooch down to watch or join in? Being a dog friendly hotel, you can stay with us with your four legged friend.

I know I’ll be there!

The Pride Parade

Saturday 6th August, 11am – TBC

The main event of the weekend is the Pride Parade and the theme for this year is Love Protest & Unity , so you can be sure you’ll see some vibrant floats and outfits.

Promoting a message of unity, the parade will head on from Hove Lawns through the city through to Preston Park.

This is a terrific opportunity to see the whole community coming together; not just the LGBTQ community, but the whole city, take part.

The floats are amazing, with shows and entertainment along the way, and the colours and the costumes are dazzling. The atmosphere is electric.

If you’re going to watch the parade, I’d suggest choosing a location further along the route since the seafront is always so busy and you’ll want to make sure you get a great view.

Make sure you wait till the last few floats have gone by and then join in with the spectators who follow the parade along to the park.

Pride Festival

Saturday, 5th & Sunday 7th August 2022 at noon, Preston Park.

If you haven’t heard already (then where have you been?), the phenomenal Christina Aguilera is the headline act this year and I cannot wait! Christina is actually starting a summer tour of the UK and has chosen the Pride Festival as the first venue of the tour.

Visitors can look forward to other acts such as Ella Henderson, Todrick Hall and more.

The festival is set to be huge!. On the Sunday, music legends Paloma Faith, Jake Shears Sophie Eliss-Bextor Bjorn Again will be on the main stage . This second day of the festival starts at 1.30 pm.

Pride Village Party

Saturday, 6th & Sunday 7th August 2022, St James’s Street

This annual fundraising event takes places across Kemptown. The seafront is closed to traffic and will be packed with party goers making the most of the entertainment zones and basking in the sunshine.

We’re located just off the entrance point to the party, so you’ll be in the ideal location to get in on the action, but remember you’ll need a pass to get in. The good news is, guests at the New Steine Hotel receive these free, or you can buy them at the entry points on the day.

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Pride is just weeks away, but you can purchase your tickets on the official Pride Brighton + Hove website. In fact, the festival is so popular, the organisers are already welcoming applications from people wishing to take part in next year’s celebrations.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there. Let the festival and the fun begin!

Herve Guyat

View more details here – https://www.brighton-pride.org/.