Brighton Pride have raised over £16,237,00 for the Rainbow Fund so far this year from ticket sales for the ‘Icons on the Park’ event on August 3.
Brighton Pride CIC Company has guaranteed to ring fence £1 from every ticket sold for the Rainbow Fund to distribute through their grants programme to LGBT/HIV organisations providing front line services to LGBT people in Brighton & Hove.
Tickets sales for this years event are very healthy following the return of the main stage to Preston Park and the announcement of a line-up that includes major recording artists including Paloma Faith (DJ set), Alison Moyet, The Original Sugar Babes line up MKS, Stooshe and Mz Dynamite.
Pride Director Paul Kemp said:
“Although Pride is a great opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our City and community, we never forget our main priorities is fundraising for the Rainbow fund who provide grants to our local LGBT/HIV organisations who deliver front line services to the LGBT community 365 days of the year. The grants are administered independently through the Sussex Community Foundations grant programme.
“Many business do very well over the Pride weekend and we’re grateful for the support of local businesses who contribute to the general fundraising efforts by staging fundraisers or just by putting money in the pride buckets. We are hopeful that 2013 will beat all previous records.”
“With sales well up on last year so far, we are also tackling some of the issues flagged up from last year. We have new e ticket systems to avoid collections on the day and to help speed up entry to the park. We’re also increasing the amount of toilets on the park and spreading the main entertainment across the site to help avoid queues.
This years Pride is one of the most anticipated ever and is set to be a groundbreaking year for LGBT Brighton & Hove.
Early bird tickets & VIP’s have now SOLD OUT £17.50 are now available on line brighton-pride.org
Advance tickets are now available from brighton-pride.org