Brighton Pride 2020: theme of event's 30th year announced

Brighton Pride Community Parade 2019. Photograph: Eddie Mitchell
Brighton Pride Community Parade 2019. Photograph: Eddie Mitchell

Organisers of Brighton and Hove Pride have today (October 21) announced the theme and confirmed the dates of next year's event.

The annual LGBTQ+ celebration will return for its 30th year from July 31 to August 2.

It will have the theme Fabuloso and organisers say it will be a 'fantastic and fabulous celebration of who you are'.

The news comes after this year's event, which drew thousands of people to the city from August 2 to 4, had the theme Generations of Love and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York, considered the start of the gay liberation movement.

Announcing the news, Brighton and Hove Pride has also revealed that its weekend of events at Preston Park, which follows its community parade on the Saturday, has been rebranded for 2020 from Pride in the Park to Fabuloso on the Park.

As well as 'main stage artists' and 'popular favourite attractions' organisers said visitors can expect 'a host of new, diverse and immersive experiences'.

Part of the branding for the 2020 event created by Fox Fisher

Part of the branding for the 2020 event created by Fox Fisher

A spokesman said: "Expect queer theatre, a spoken word, political speakers' corner, pop and alternative cabaret, the Trans Fabuloso stage and Sunday's community day featuring queer artists and performers who span the 30 year period since Brighton & Hove Pride began."

The Pride Pleasure Gardens event at the Old Steine, the Pride Village Party in Kemptown and Pride Community Dog Show at Preston Park will return, organisers confirmed.

Branding for next year's celebration created with trans activist and artist Fox Fisher was also released today to accompany the news, with variations to appear in coming months.

Details of when the tickets will go on sale and the acts set to perform have yet to be announced.

In September, organisers of the LGBTQ+ celebration revealed that the 2019 event raised more than £217,000 for community groups and causes. Read more here