Pride announce cancellation of main events

Sadly, Pride have today announced the cancellation of this year’s Brighton & Hove Pride’s Community Parade, Pride Village Party and Pride Festival due to take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August.

The events are being cancelled due to the continuing complexities and uncertainties involved in running such large multiple events across the city safely.

Pride are still planning to run smaller Covid-safe in-person satellite community and pop-up cultural events throughout the summer and autumn, as well as an exciting programme of online events.

Events will be much missed

Nick Hibberd, the council’s Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture, said:

“We’re very sorry that the in-person Pride events need to be cancelled again this year. They are very important community events in our city’s cultural calendar promoting LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion and will be much missed.

“We’ve been in regular discussion with Pride through the city’s multi-agency safety advisory group and, even with restrictions starting to ease, it’s clear managing large events safely remains a huge challenge. 

“Keeping everyone safe and Covid rates low remains our priority and, with that in mind, we fully support the decision.

“We will continue working with Pride to support the smaller events arranged this year and help manage a safe city over the traditional Pride weekend at the beginning of August. 

“We look forward to working together next year to make sure our city’s full Pride celebrations can return better than ever.”

More information

You can read the announcement on Brighton & Hove Pride’s website, as well as an update for Pride 2021 ticket holders.