LOVELOUD is an LGBTI event/festival in Salt Lake City, Utah founded by Dan Reynolds, front man for Imagine Dragons. LOVELOUD has announced that popstar Kesha will headline the event on June 29, 2019.
Kesha’s hope is to change the perception’s of people not a part of the LGBTI community. For anyone skeptical or who doesn’t understand the LGBTI community, Kesha says “please come and let me know if you don’t have the best time ever at this show, because it’s going to be such a celebration of love.”
LOVELOUD’s goal is to bring communities together. Reynold’s launched this festival one year ago to create a safe space for LGBTI youth to feel love and acceptance. Kesha, who identifies as bisexual, hopes to invigorate that space with a whole lot of glitter and inclusivity from people in all realms in society including sexual orientation, politics and religion as well. Reynold’s himself is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is keen to promote LGBTI rights and awareness within the religious community. He says, “to have a festival that essentially is a gay rights festival and have people from the faith community come out [and] people from the political realm come out… just shows that communities and people that society thinks are on very different sides of the page can come together.” Kesha seems to be in-tune with this message considering her beautiful performance of her hit song Praying at the 2018 Grammy’s touched so many people and brought religion to pop music in a way that was vulnerable and empowered women’s rights.
This festival looks promising to create the same safe space it did last year, and Kesha says “that’s a huge part of why I want to do this festival. Everyone deserves to be who they are, and to be proud of who they are.” Last year the festival raised $1million for organizations like The Trevor Project, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
Additional headliners include: Martin Garrix, Teagan & Sara, Daya and more!
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