Brash, beautiful and brilliant, Brighton & Hove Pride is back for another year, promising to be bigger and better than ever before.
This year’s FABULOSO, the official two-day fundraiser event for the Brighton Rainbow Fund, is set to showcase some of the most diverse and inclusive talent around. With more than 150 LGBTQ+ artists and allies performing across 12 different stages and areas of entertainment, the event is sure to be a hit with everyone.
This year’s headliners, the award-winning Black Eyed Peas, are set to grace the stage on Saturday, bringing an abundance of hits including ‘Where is the Love’, ‘My Humps’, ‘Boom Boom Pow’, ‘Let’s Get it Started’ and ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ to Preston Park. The group has long been celebrated for their support of diversity and inclusivity through their music, with many of their tracks highlighting police brutality, racism and inequalities.
During their extensive NYE performance in Poland, the group showcased their support for the LGBTQ+ community by wearing rainbow armbands, a move which was condemned by politicians with strong anti-LGBTQ+ views. The Black Eyed Peas have proven their LGBTQ+ allyship, standing for unity, love, tolerance, and oneness, and their show is set to be an unforgettable moment of the weekend.
Saturday’s lineup also includes Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson, who has stormed radio playlists with her recent single “Can’t Tame Her,” Jax Jones, known for his collaborations with stars including MNEK, Jess Glynne and Demi Lovato, Australia’s indie-electro pop band Confidence Man, UK Eurovision Star Dylan, Mae Muller, Bellah Mae, and more, who will take to the main stage.
On Sunday, Steps bring an exclusive show to the FABULOSO main stage. As their only UK performance this year, the audience can expect to hear famed megahits including ‘Summer of Love’, ‘Deeper Shade of Blue’, ‘One For Sorrow’ and ‘Tragedy’. Supporting Steps on Sunday is another incredible line up including Louise, Melanie C, B*Witched, The Vivienne, Harley Moon Kemp and Tom Aspaul.
In addition to the main-stage, FABULOSO is proud to host twelve stages and entertainment zones across the park including the Gaydio Dance Tent, Brüt Dance Tent, Diva Dance Tent, Legends Cabaret Big Top, Queer Town, Break-OUT Stage, The Cocoa Butter Club Stage, and The Bitten Peach collective with diverse LGBTQ+ artists and immersive experiences across the weekend fiesta. Ticket holders can look forward to seeing the likes of Honey Dijon, Monki, Patrick Wolf, Gok Wan, DJ Paulette, Lynks, Love Inc, Sonique, Baby D, Livin’ Joy and many more bring some fabuloso performances to the city!
Brighton & Hove Pride has always been a celebration of love, tolerance, and inclusivity, and this year’s event is no different. With a diverse lineup of LGBTQ+ performers and allies, the event promises to be a fantastic celebration of the community. All the performers are members of, or allies of, the glorious rainbow family, and their performances will help raise funds for LGBTQ+ groups and organizations within the local community. This is an event not to be missed!