New Brighton gay festival launched

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Thousands of students from across the country will celebrate their sexuality at a new festival.

Bosses behind the popular Shakedown music festival are launching the weekend event for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students in Brighton on March 28.

The ‘Takeover’ event will be run from Friday night through to Sunday over the same weekend when the first same sex marriages commence in England and Wales.

Organisers say a single wristband for participants will give revellers access to club nights, activities and discounts at city attractions including the Palace Pier and the Sea Life Centre.

It will give free entry to Brighton and Hove’s biggest gay clubs – Revenge, Charles Street and Legends – and offers cheap hotel and hostel stays for students coming from out of town.

The busy weekend will also include a “scene-wide bar crawl” across LGBTQ venues and a student fair.

Popstar Ms Dynamite will kick off the action when she performs at club Revenge on March 28.

Steve Jones, promoter of Takeover and Shakedown Festival, said: “I’m delighted to be part of such an exciting event for Brighton. The city has some of the best LGBT venues in the UK, and this is a brilliant opportunity for us all to work together to showcase just how good it can be.

“With National Student Pride finding a new home in London, we all felt it was important to welcome new students from all over the UK to Brighton with a packed weekend of events across the scene.

“From Friday evening through to the early hours of Monday morning, over ten venues are offering a broad range of entertainment and discounted prices.”

Festival bosses are donating 10% of ticket sales to local charities the Terrence Higgins Trust and the city’s Rainbow Fund, which will distribute funds to other local LGBTQ charities and frontline services. Donations will also be made to Brighton and Sussex University’s LGBT student societies.

For more information visit www.takeoverbrighton.co.uk

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7:11am Tue 28 Jan 14

rogerthefish says...

Scraping the bottom of the barrel now......
Scraping the bottom of the barrel now...... rogerthefish

8:42am Tue 28 Jan 14

whoee! says...

Oh dear...zzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zz Nobody cares
Oh dear...zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zz Nobody cares whoee!

8:59am Tue 28 Jan 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

Any chance of celebrating heterosexuality?
Any chance of celebrating heterosexuality? The Prophet of Doom

10:45am Tue 28 Jan 14

hove dweller says...

The Prophet of Doom wrote:
Any chance of celebrating heterosexuality?
yes, every night on west street
[quote][p][bold]The Prophet of Doom[/bold] wrote: Any chance of celebrating heterosexuality?[/p][/quote]yes, every night on west street hove dweller

11:51am Tue 28 Jan 14

Skidrow says...

No, thats neanderthal
No, thats neanderthal Skidrow

12:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Cave Johnson says...

What does the Q stand for?
What does the Q stand for? Cave Johnson

1:50pm Tue 28 Jan 14

her professional says...

whoee! wrote:
Oh dear...zzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zz Nobody cares
Why comment then
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Oh dear...zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zz Nobody cares[/p][/quote]Why comment then her professional

2:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Crystal Ball says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
What does the Q stand for?
Questionable?
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: What does the Q stand for?[/p][/quote]Questionable? Crystal Ball

9:30pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Terry K says...

Why do people need to shout about their sexuality from every rooftop?
Why do people need to shout about their sexuality from every rooftop? Terry K

10:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

winewomenandsong says...

PATHETIC & REPREHENSIBLE.
PATHETIC & REPREHENSIBLE. winewomenandsong

12:04am Wed 29 Jan 14

High Wire says...

whoee! wrote:
Oh dear...zzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zz Nobody cares
Oh but you do. Don't you? And probably just a little too much...
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Oh dear...zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zz Nobody cares[/p][/quote]Oh but you do. Don't you? And probably just a little too much... High Wire

12:05am Wed 29 Jan 14

High Wire says...

rogerthefish wrote:
Scraping the bottom of the barrel now......
Are you ?
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: Scraping the bottom of the barrel now......[/p][/quote]Are you ? High Wire

1:51am Wed 29 Jan 14

Seventh Circle says...

why do we have to have this continually rammed down our throats....... i.m throat jammed
why do we have to have this continually rammed down our throats....... i.m throat jammed Seventh Circle

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