Join us at the Brighton & Hove Multicultural Festival

A reminder to join us at MCFES – Brighton & Hove’s MultiCultural Festival – from 11am tomorrow on the seafront.

The free event is organised by Brighton & Hove City Council’s BME Workers Forum, with the support of the council.

Celebrate and enjoy!

The weather’s looking good, so come along to enjoy music, food, dance, community stalls and much more. There’s also a free prize draw, with some fantastic prizes as you can see below!

The festival starts at 11am through to 6pm on the seafront’s East Piazza (by the i360), Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN.

Acts on show include…

  • African Night fever African music for all lovers of world music
  • Beleza School of samba traditional samba school
  • Dragon dance from Nam Yang Community Association
  • Indian dance from Gujarati Cultural Society & Indian Punjabi Society  
  • King Tafari Love Reggae original sound system since 1985
  • Super Dupes Band costal funk and fusion band

Councillor Steph Powell, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture committee said: “Thanks very much to the BME Workers Forum for all their hard work in organising the Multicultural Festival.

“This will be one of the first opportunities for the city to celebrate our diverse communities in person since the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

“These celebrations are vital because we still live in an unequal world where someone's skin colour still determines their health and income.

“We’ve pledged to become an anti-racist council and are committed to using our resources and changing what we do to actively challenge racial inequality.  

“It’s shaping up to be a fantastic event celebrating our talented and diverse city. We’ve very proud to support MCFES.

“The weather’s looking great so we hope to see you there!”

Thank you to supporters

Thanks very much to the event sponsors AP Security, British Airways i360, GMB Sussex, the Grand Hotel, the Hilton Brighton Metropole and Unison Brighton & Hove.

Thanks also to everyone who's donated to the free prize draw. Prizes include:

  • 2 pairs of two i360 flight tickets
  • 2 tickets to MAMMA MIA! The Musical at the Brighton Centre on Tuesday 16 August 2022   
  • Dinner for two at The Grand
  • A one night stay for 2 at the Hilton Metropole
  • 2 tickets for the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 England vs Norway match at the American Express Community Stadium on Monday 11 July 
  • 2 tickets for the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 on Austria vs Norway match on 15 July at the American Express Community Stadium on Friday 15 July
  • 2 tickets for the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 quarter final at the American Express Community Stadium on Wednesday 20 July
  • £50 voucher to spend in the Brighton Albion FC shop

Visit the MCFES facebook event for all the latest information on the day…