THERE’S only five weeks left until Eastbourne Pride 2021 – and organisers are urging everyone to claim their FREE entry wristband as soon as possible.
Pride will be taking place on Saturday July 17 at Princes Park in Eastbourne from 11am until 6pm.
For the first time, there will then be an After Party on Eastbourne Bandstand from 8pm until 11pm.
The event is being organised by Eastbourne BourneOut, and chair Betty Gallacher says there is massive interest.
Betty said: “We’ve been doing Pride in Eastbourne since 2017 but sadly we lost last year due to Covid.
“That’s why we are more determined than ever to make this a huge and successful Party in the Park.
“Entry is free but you must have a wristband in advance, and they are now available. Get your early – do not miss out.”
The wristbands are available from the BourneOut LGBT cafe in The Labyrinth in Eastbourne Town Centre. Or you can email
There is a whole day of entertainment lined up at the Party, with leading LGBT figure Peter Tatchell officially opening the event.
Other VIP guests include Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell and Eastbourne borough councillor Josh Babarinde OBE.
Josh is Vice Chair of the LibDem Racial Diversity Campaign.
Betty said: “The event is free, family friendly and inclusive. We want everyone to come along and have fun.
“The park holds a capacity of 5000 people and, after what has gone on over the last 18 months, I’m sure we will get great support.”
Acts performing include drag queen Davina Sparkle, Abba Magic, Eastbourne’s amazing Helen Ward-Jackson with her Adele tribute, and Brighton’s Miles Goodall and The Love Handles.
The After Party at the Bandstand will have a 1980s theme with Rubix 80s, and DJs Oli and Jay. Tickets are £10 for the party, order them at Tribute Shows | Eastbourne Bandstand | Music VenueFor all general inquiries, call 07855 796 466.