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Coronavirus: Canceled by Brighton Pride 2020

Updated on April 5, 2020

Brighton Pride 2020 cancelled

Brighton Pride has announced that because of the coronavirus pandemic this year the festival has been cancelled "with a heavy heart."

Mariah Carey, who played Pride in the Park on Saturday, August 1, was set to headline festival this summer.

The tri-day event was scheduled to run from July 31 to August 2. The Pussycat Dolls-who reunited recently-were the headline act on Sunday.

The decision was "not taken lightly," said Brighton Pride.
A Pride spokesperson said: "Brighton and Hove Pride took the tough decision to postpone our milestone 30th-anniversary celebrations with a heavy heart," he said after assessing the extra burden that the event would bring on the emergency services, the organizers had agreed to cancel.

Brighton Pride manager Paul Kemp said: "It was unavoidable
"We're postponing the anniversary celebration until next year and [for] everyone with a park pass we're going to turn the pass over. 'Pride is a city-wide event that brings plenty of people into it, and of course, the ambulance services, the police, the NHS and all the other important staff who are also part of the parade,' he said.
Alan Robbins, chairman of the Leisure, Inclusion, Neighbourhoods and Culture Committee of Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "It's a great shame. 'The message is' Don't come to Brighton, 'and we want to make sure that when it's over everybody comes back to Brighton.

"We are doing everything we can to ensure that next year these things go forward."Alan Robbins, chairman of the Leisure, Inclusion, Neighbourhoods and Culture Committee of Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "It's a great shame. 'The message is' Don't come to Brighton, 'and we want to make sure that when it's over everybody comes back to Brighton.

Last year the festival was hosted by Kylie Minogue, and in 2018 Britney Spears wowed a crowd of 57,000 with more than 250,000 visitors to the area.

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