Brighton Pride has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the pandemic.
The LGBTQ + Festival was scheduled to return on August 7 and 8, 2021 after last year’s event was withdrawn.
However, in a statement posted on their website on Wednesday morning (May 5), festival organizers said they were “sad” that they had to cancel the event again.
“Presenting pride requires a year-round planning cycle that works closely with our partner agencies, and as the vaccine rollout continues to succeed, the many uncertainties that need to be resolved to safely present mass gatherings and the intricacies of organizing pride in our city are impossible to achieve in the time we have,” Therefore, based on the best information available to us at this time, we are saddened that we have to cancel for a second year. “
“We cannot risk the health and safety of Pride visitors, residents, and the hundreds of staff and volunteers who help communicate pride.
Existing ticket holders will be able to renew their tickets until 2022, apply for a refund or donate the cost to the Brighton Rainbow Fund.
The announcement comes after a report stating that more than a quarter of music festivals are in the UK It was canceled already this summer Due to the lack of Corona virus insurance.