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The dos and don’ts for Brighton Pride 2018

The UK's biggest LGBT Pride festival takes place this weekend - and it's gonna be one to remember.

By Will Stroude

It might seem as if there are no rules when it comes to Brighton Pride… but we believe in etiquette at Attitude, so here’s a list of dos and don’ts ahead of this weekend’s festivities…


Start the celebrations early on Friday at the Pride Pleasure Gardens, which will bloom for a third year running on the Old Steine.


We recommend checking out drag king troupe Pecs and their binary-bending, all-singing, all-dancing show. Finish off with the Official Pre-Pride Warm-Up Party — entry is free.


Blub about not nabbing tickets to see Britney Spears. Just pop on your play list and mime along.


There is still plenty to see and do, such as attending the traffic-stopping Pride Village Party across the weekend in Kemptown.


Pack your Dolly Parton wig and breastplates for The Glory’s Big Gay Barn Dance.

Landlady and drag legend John Sizzle will serve up Wild Wild West realness – no, not the rubbish Will Smith film – at the Pleasure Gardens on Sunday. Arrive earlier in the day for a line-dancing session, too.



Get carried away copying Sink The Pink’s hair-flicking dance moves.

You’ll end up with whiplash! Party until the sun goes down — and comes up again — when the drag group bring their Ta’Dah show to the Pleasure Gardens on Saturday night.



Forget to practise your voguing moves as Brighton Pride draws to a close at the Gardens on Sunday with the Iconic Madonna Cabaret.

It’s a two-hour tribute to the undisputed queen of pop just a week short of her 60th birthday, followed by queer anthem party Apocalipstick.


Mind your p’s and q’s at Pride’s new LoveBN1Fest.

Sunday’s family-friendly jolly — which helps raise money for the Pride Social Impact Fund — in Preston Park will see live performances from Chic’s Nile Rodgers, breakout singer Raye, and Jess Glynne.


Forget to book Monday off work. Calling in sick with a hellmouth-opening hangover will be way too obvious.


Plus, you’ll need that extra day to scrub off leftover glitter particles.

Words: Thomas Stichbury