Christopher Street West, the non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade, announced today that R&B sensation Kehlani and international pop star Tove Lo will headline the 2018 LA Pride Festival. They will take over the festival’s Park Stage on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, respectively. These provocative female artists mark the first wave of performers being announced for this year’s LA Pride Festival, making its anticipated return to West Hollywood Park again this year.
“The annual LA Pride Festival and Parade will be the climax of a week’s worth of vibrant celebrations across Los Angeles that honor our community’s heritage, salute those who have fought for our rights, and embrace the richness of our amazing city’s diverse LGBTQ+ community,” said Gregory Alexander, CSW Board Member and Programming Lead for the 2018 LA Pride Festival, in a statement.
“Kehlani and Tove Lo are two of the most daring women in music today. We’re excited to see how they’ll lead the raw and authentic voice of this year’s festival. They embody everything we mean when we say #JUSTBE at LA Pride.”
GRAMMY -nominated artist Kehlani embodies the title of her 2017 full-length debut album, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE. Openly bisexual, the 22-year-old’s sincerity has become Kehlani’s signature since the 2014 release of her debut mixtape, Cloud 19.
Last year, she won an award for doing what she does best: breaking rules. She walked away with Billboard’s Rule Breaker Award at its annual Women in Music event.
Swedish pop star, Tove Lo, headlines the second day of the LA Pride Festival. Tove Lo’s effortless steering between the worlds of love and sex on her second album Lady Wood, is sure to put fans on an emotional vibe. With hits spanning the Billboard charts like, “True Disaster,” “Talking Body,” and “Habits (Stay High),” Tove Lo’s raw and honest musical style brings fans on a journey. Tove Lo will also be headlining NYC Pride’s music and culture festival Pride Island on Saturday, June 23.
Kehlani and Tove Lo will be joined by a diverse lineup of artists across the festival’s three stages.