Strong, Bold, and Courageous Women Take Center Stage at the 2018 LA Pride Festival!
The next wave of artists announced! Get your tickets today!
It's been over two weeks since we had a big update for you about the 2018 LA Pride Festival. So, all of us at LA Pride thought it was about time to share some more news about this year's ABSOLUTELY AMAZING LA Pride Festival lineup!
Drum roll, please…?
We're excited to announce that Eve, Natalia Jimenez, Icona Pop, Kim Petras, and Keri Hilson will join 2018 LA Pride Festival headliners, Kehlani and Tove Lo, making this one of the most diverse lineups in LA Pride Festival history.
“2018 is already proving to be the year of the woman,” says Gregory Alexander, CSW Board Member and Programming Lead for the 2018 LA Pride Festival. “Female empowerment is more important than ever. These beautifully diverse artists embody everything that LA Pride 2018 represents, a celebration of self-expression and authenticity. Their confidence, fearlessness, and talent inspire us all to #JUSTBE.”
On Saturday, June 9, international pop duo, Icona Pop and rising star, Kim Petras will get crowds cheering at the Park Stage. Icona Pop, famous for their triple-platinum hit single, “I Love It” ft. Charli XCX, won’t disappoint with their unique sense of energy and effervescence. Kim Petras, widely praised as one to watch for 2018, recently dropped her latest single, the shimmering pop confessional “Heart To Break” which has quickly racked up nearly 4 million Spotify streams. She earned the No. 1 spot on the Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart for her breakout single “I Don’t Want It At All” with 6+ million Spotify streams.
Over at the Boulevard Stage that evening, GRAMMY®-nominated R&B singer and songwriter, Keri Hilson, known for hits like “Knock You Down” ft. Kanye West and Ne-Yo, “Turning Me On,” and platinum single, “Pretty Girl Rock,” will most definitely get the beats popping.
On Sunday, June 10, GRAMMY®-award winner, actress, host of The Talk, and multi-platinum selling recording artist, Eve, famous for a long list of hits – from “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” to “Gangsta Lovin’” to “Who’s That Girl” – will take charge of the Park Stage while Spanish singer and songwriter, Natalia Jimenez, known for chart-toppers “Quedate con Ella,” “Algo Brilla en Mi,” and “Creo en Mi,” will dazzle the Plaza Stage.
“We’re really delivering on CSW’s mission of creating a culture of inclusivity within the LGBTQ+ community by shining the spotlight on women of every race, ethnicity, and sexuality across all of our three stages,” says Marquita Thomas, CSW Board Member. “The sheer artistry of this year’s LA Pride Festival lineup rings true to that.”
If you think this is pretty fabulous – which it is! – just wait until you see what other surprises we've got in store for you. More artists will be announced soon. Keep checking back for more details.
The annual 2018 LA Pride Festival (Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10) and 2018 LA Pride Parade (Sunday, June 10) will be the culmination of a full week's worth of events – like PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL at Universal Studios Hollywood™ – and community programming beginning on June 1.
The full 2018 LA Pride Week calendar of events will be announced soon.
Tickets Now On Sale!
Advance tickets are now on sale! Get yours today
Single Day (Saturday or Sunday)
Seniors 65+ / Disabled / Veterans / Active Military
$15 (This ticket is only sold at the event box office)
– Exclusive backstage access to the Park Stage
– Two (2) complimentary SKYY Vodka cocktails per day
– One (1) complimentary afternoon meal per day
Single Day (Saturday or Sunday)
*You spoke. We listened. No one enjoys standing in long lines to pick up Will Call tickets. That’s why we’ve decided to say goodbye to long lines at Will Call this year! To help people get through security lines faster and into the Festival where they can have a lot more fun, all LA Pride Festival wristbands purchased by May 31, 2018, will be shipped directly to purchasers for a small $5 shipping fee per order. A Will Call option will not be available for Advance tickets. This does not apply to International ticket purchasers.
Did You Know?
Proceeds from ticket sales support events like the LA Pride Parade and city-wide programs like the CSW philanthropy, Casa del Sol, a joint project with APLA Health that provides low-income housing to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Want to attend the LA Pride Festival for free? Sign up for a 4-hour volunteer shift today! CSW also provides a limited number of free tickets to non-profit and community organizations. Please contact the LA Pride team today to see if your organization qualifies.