This article was published on April 19th, 2018
Pride season is quickly approaching and it seems like festivals all over North America are competing for who has the greatest performers. LA Pride, produced by Christopher Street West, is throwing their hat into the ring of having a top-notch lineup of performers. The difference setting LA’s Pride above the rest: 2018 LA’s pride lineup consists of only female performers!
2017 was year in which the #metoo movement made headlines and rocked the entertainment industry with allegations of abuse and misuse of women at the hands of their male counterparts. Gender inequality and equal pay/compensation has also come to the forefront of this movement. In response, Los Angeles Pride decided to dedicate the Pride festival to the ladies, with the theme of LA Pride Women Empowerment. Using the hashtag #justbe, 2018’s LA gay pride will feature only female performers in celebration of the extraordinary contributions of women in entertainment.
A 2017 survey of the 23 biggest music festivals in North America found that, of the nearly 1,000 acts booked last year, only 14% of acts were female and only 12% were mixed gender. LA Pride 2018 is looking to embrace female empowerment, having booked strictly female artists who represent everything their #justbe stands for: authenticity and self-expression. The LA Pride 2018 lineup will feature women from every ethnicity, race, and sexuality—a massive break from the often overwhelmingly male-driven 2018 festival lineups around the continent.
Before she goes on to headline New York’s Pride Island alongside global superstar goddess of pop Kylie Minogue, Sweden’s ‘darkest pop export’ Tove Lo will headline Los Angeles Pride 2018. Set to perform as well: American singer and songwriter and former lead singer of Poplyfe Kehlani, German pop singer Kim Petras, American rapper turned actress Eve, Spanish pop singer Natalia Jiménez of pop band La Quinta Estacion fame, Icona Pop, Swedish female pop duo Icona Pop, and American singer/songwriter Keri Hilson will take the stage in LA Pride’s all female lineup.
This sickening array of all lady entertainers is certain to gain media attention in the following weeks as LA Pride becomes a virtual Lilith Fair of all female entertainers. As some of the biggest names in the industry, it’s no wonder Los Angeles wanted to celebrate Pride season with a lineup of fierce female performers!
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