Thousands bask in sunshine as Children’s Parade marks opening of Brighton Festival

Posted On 07 May 2016 at 7:36 pm

Thousands of children took part in the Children’s Parade this morning (Saturday 7 May) – the traditional opening event of the annual Brighton Festival.

And thousands more people lined the route through the centre of Brighton in beautiful sunshine as the procession poured past.

The theme was “Brighton celebrates”, with children sharing some of the many things we love about Brighton and Hove.


They paraded models of DJ Norman Cook, also known as Fatboy Slim, local character Pete Turner, better known as Disco Pete, a Big Lemon bus and Green MP Caroline Lucas.

Christmas recycling

She tweeted: “Represented in #ChildrensParade – I can die happy now! Thanks so much to Coombe Road for amazing work!”

The real Disco Pete and his model friend

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