Janelle Monae To Headline NYC Pride Island 2020

By James Dinh

March 9, 2020

NYC Pride has announced their first batch of performers for the 2020 Pride Island festival and Janelle Monáe leads the pack.

On Friday (March 6), the organizers behind the annual event, which will take place from Friday (June 26) to Sunday (June 28), announced that Monáe, 34, will be front and center for this year's affair, with support from Betty Who, Pussy Riot, Luisa Sonza and DJ duo Coco & Breezy. "Pride means so much to so many of us, and to have the opportunity to share my live performance during Pride has always been a dream," Monáe said in a statement. "Celebrating Pride in NYC is a rite of passage for a queer person. I am grateful for the community it creates, and I can’t wait to party with everyone.”

Monáe follows Madonna, who headlined the event for last year's Pride 50. Among the other headliners of yesteryears include Grace Jones, Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, Patti Labelle, Tegan and Sara and many more. Pre-sale tickets to the event are available to Mastercard holders through Thursday. Click here for more information!

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@janellemonae headlines Pride Island Saturday on June 27, 2020 Janelle Monáe is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer and producer known for her unique style and groundbreaking sound. Monáe’s highly-anticipated third album, Dirty Computer garnered over 425 million streams worldwide and was named one of TIME’s “10 Best Albums of 2018.” The gifted performer plays the lead in the upcoming dramatic thriller, ANTEBELLUM, set to be released April 24, 2020. She will also star in season 2 of HOMECOMING on Amazon, out in late May. Monáe doesn’t stop there, she can also be seen in THE GLORIAS: LIFE ON THE ROAD later this fall. Pre-sale tickets are available now for @mastercard holders. Follow the link: https://bit.ly/3axfFQa

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