Fri 4 Aug
Volks Bar & Club
Cabarave is back to kick start Brighton’s Pride weekend under the sign of Leo – the Lion. A pun gifted by destiny must be an omen that this night is meant to be! Just like those born under Leo’s influence the Cabaravers are providing an outrageous fiery night of passion and extravagance.
With performances from David Klowie, Sussex Drag Society, Snookie bahookie, Streetmilk and award-winning magician, Leon Simmonds, this is a night not to be missed! There’s a stellar line up on the decks too, with Stemme favourite DJ Jumeau, Dutty Moonshine, Shillin’ and live tunes from Midnight Sister. As ever, expect glitter, fun bounce-able DJs, The Cabaravers Interactive walkabout performance, stalls with wonderful trinkets, good vibes and giant lamp shades!
This is going to be the mane event. These guys ain’t lion and can’t wait for you to get your claws stuck into it.
WOTEVER KINGDOM WITH BOI BOX
Fri 4 Aug
Bar Wotever are bringing their unashamedly noisy vibe to Brighton for Pride, teaming up with Brighton’s drag king team Kingdom and London’s BOi BOX to take up space all over The Marlborough from 5pm – 2am. Bar Wotever creates a space for all of us LGBTQ+ folks, onstage and offstage. Welcome to one and all: no matter what identity, or multiple identities any person may have or choose, Wotever welcomes them.
The event will include a Queer Fayre, random drag king ‘happenings’, DJs (Tesla Girls, Jo Bunny, Vickety Leicester) and games downstairs (free!), plus the show upstairs at 9pm at £5. Featuring Crystal Lubrikunt, Adam All and Apple Derrieres, Sammy Silver, Coco Deville, Benjamin Butch and Ebony Rose Dark. Hosted by Stella Pint and Nailor Swift.
EXTRA SHOW ADDED AT THE MARLBOROUGH FROM 11pm – MIDNIGHT DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
BRIGHTON PRIDE STREET PARTY
Sat 5 Aug
It’s that time of year again… The Marlborough Pride Street Party is back! And this year certainly won’t disappoint. As well as the usual delicious cocktail of entertainment, vegan barbecue food, booze and love, the Marly team are championing the fiercest performances and sickening DJ sets in town. Aside from the opportunity to party in the sunshine at your favourite pub, there will be a lot to laugh at.
Don’t miss the THERESAMAYSMACKDOWN, a queer, feminist, anti-fascist, noise-driven ferocious fight to the death [of the alt-right] – pause for applause. Karnage is here to lead the way with face, sass and booty shaking, and Knickerbocker makes an appearance too. Featuring resident DJs Alex Lawless and Aaron Zimbra, check out their alt-pop, indie-dance and house delights, all the while huffing poppers ’til they’re blue. Why would you want to spend your Pride weekend anywhere else?!