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The countdown has started to this year's Brighton Pride

Pride Brighton & Hove returns this year louder and prouder than ever. A local treasure, acclaimed nationally and campaigning on global LGBT issues, Pride is a celebration of all that is fabulous about Brighton and Hove. A unique fundraising event, Brighton Pride raised a record £43,000 for LGBT and HIV community groups in 2013 and looks set to continue its success.

The festival begins with the unique Brighton Pride 2014 Arts & Film Festival, an two week event that reflects every aspect of the city’s vibrant LGBTQ artists community, from the arts and dance to performance, fashion and film. Its flagship exhibition at Brighton’s Jubilee Library, Freedom To Live, will feature artists from across the southeast.

On Saturday 2nd of August 160,000 expected participants and spectators will take part in the Brighton Pride Community Parade. This year’s theme The World’s A Disco will see Brighton celebrate the music and dance of the globe from the diversity of disco to the sauciness of salsa. Dancing under Brighton Pride’s campaigning theme Freedom To Live the parade will also highlight the plight of global LGBTQ communities whose basic right to party and live freely is denied.

The Pride Festival in Preston Park promises to exceed last years success with over 35,000 people dancing, partying and celebrating LGBTQ Pride. With extended opening times until 10pm, it will deliver a day out like no other. After its phenomenal debut in 2013, The Pride Main Stage returns with Blue, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Neon Jungle, Martha Wash and Heather Peace just some of the acts confirmed so far.

Brighton Pride wouldn’t be Brighton Pride without its wide range of diverse entertainment areas. The Wild Fruit Dance Tent returns supersized and super fabulous, alongside the all-new Queer Stage with its must-see mix of live rock, indie, folk electronic, rap, alt. drag and LGBTQI entertainment. The Legends Cabaret tent hosted by Lola Lasagne is back as is the glorious Girls On Top Girls Dance Tent and the highly acclaimed Calabash Tent. 2014 will also see the return of the much-loved Men’s Area / Bears Tent, sponsored this year by Gaydio Radio, and the wonderful Community Village and marketplace.

Brighton and Hove Pride is the UK’s biggest and best Pride festival; diverse, colourful and absolutely LGBTQ fabulous.

The 24th Annual Brighton & Hove Pride Festival 2014.
Celebrating the Freedom to Live
Pride weekend 1st – 3rd August 2014.

Saturday 2nd August 2014
Pride Brighton & Hove 2014: Freedom To Live
LGBT Community Parade The World’s a Disco: Marine Parade 11pm.
Pride Festival Preston Park: Midday – 10pm.
Tickets: £15 until 31st May. £17.50 in June /£20 in July/ More on the day.

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