The 30th Anniversary of Brighton Pride- which was set to take place at the beginning of August- has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
One of the largest LGBTQ+ events in the world- and the biggest in the UK- was scheduled to host headline acts Mariah Carey, and The Pussycat Dolls.
An official statement reads: “It is with a heavy heart that Brighton & Hove Pride have taken the difficult decision to postpone our landmark 30th-anniversary celebrations that were due to take place on 1st & 2nd August until 2021.
The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly and with many events still planning to go ahead in July and August we were hoping to wait until closer to the time to avoid disappointing our volunteers, community groups and the public, but after carefully monitoring the rapidly evolving Covid-19 pandemic and evaluating the ongoing risks and uncertainty, as well as the additional pressure any large event puts on the emergency services, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s Pride FABULOSO Anniversary celebration.”
In addition to the announcement, event organisers have launched the Rainbow Fund, which allows ticket-holders who do not wish to retain their tickets for next year’s re-scheduled event, to donate the ticket price to help with community fundraising.