LOS ANGELES -- This year's L.A. Pride/Christopher Street West celebration will include a bit of "glitz and glam" with the lineup of entertainers and parties planned for the event, taking place June 7-9.
Indie/Electro-Rock duo, Uh Huh Her, will be gracing the stage Friday night and is guaranteed to perform a show that will have the crowd jumping. Releasing their debut album in 2008, Uh Huh Her have gone on to participate in numerous international tours and have released several successful albums and EP’s, including 2011’s “Nocturnal,” which contained “Human Nature,” a song included in the Twilight movie soundtrack.
Seductive songstress, Luciana, will take the stage Friday night to deliver what is sure to be a powerhouse performance. As both a singer and songwriter, Luciana has collaborated with the likes of Benny Benassi, Deadmau5, Taio Cruz and Kylie Minogue, and has released several hit singles such as “I like that”, “I’m still hot” and, most recently, 2013’s mega-hit “U B the Bass.”
On Saturday, alternative hip-hop act, Chiddy Bang, will make its Pride debut and open the night. The high-energy, charismatic pair of rappers, who are responsible for hits like “Mind Your Manners” and “Breakfast,” serve their audiences with an array of sample-based music featuring various artists ranging from Ellie Goulding to Radiohead. With undeniable talent and electrical energy, the rousing set by Chiddy Bang will be the perfect set up to the night’s headliner.
Get ready for Pop-princess Ciara as she closes the Main Stage for the evening. With hits like “Goodies,” “Ride It” and “Like A Boy,” Ciara is set to amplify the crowd with her stunning dance moves and nightclub bangers. In addition to singing, Ciara is a Wilhemina signed model and cites the Jackson siblings as her inspirations. Ciara has collaborated on singles with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Jazze Pha and has toured with the likes of Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Sunday will feature an eclectic mix of local performers and a soon-to-be-announced Sunday headliners. Internationally-known and acclaimed DJ Hector Fonseca will be spinning that night but you’ll have to check back on LA PRIDE’s Facebook page for details and updates on other performers!
Local talent lined up for LA PRIDE 2013 include Mike Munich, Countre Black, Hi Fashion, Connie Loves Juice and Nylon Pink as well as LA DJ’s DJ Pornstar, DJ Tony G, Derek Monteiro, DJ Drew G, DJ Lezlee and many others!
In addition to the amazing musical performances, LA PRIDE also offers a unique collection of experiences ranging from pop-up art installations to a sober oasis, as well a transgender beauty pageant. And for the first time this year, the PRIDE lounge will offer an outdoor ultra-lounge offering everything from artisan beers to specialty cocktails.
Special Exhibits at LA PRIDE 2013
Friday night is an entire night devoted to the ladies: LA PRIDE’s Purple Party. With performances on the Main Stage and DJ’s spinning throughout the night, the night celebrates the Lesbian culture. Friday night’s annual Dyke March takes place this evening; an event in which thousands of women gather and rally together in solidarity.
Club Papi teams up with LA PRIDE again this year for the exciting Latino Carnival Powered by Club Papi. With performers and DJ’s throughout the weekend, the Latino Carnival is an amazing addition to the already stellar entertainment line-up on the mainstage with performances by OV7 and Kat Deluna.
One of the highlights of the PRIDE week activities is the Friday night Transgender LA Pride Party. For the fourth consecutive year, the event will celebrate the talents of the various members the transgender community showcasing their artistic performances.
This year’s Erotic City will feature an amazing array of art exhibits and entertainment within the “Adults Only” walls. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker will be showcasing some of his works of never-before-seen art along with Tom of Finland. The exhibit provides an exciting atmosphere for curious onlookers as well as experts alike. Continuing the outdoor art theme, Install: WeHo presents “Good Queer,” an outdoor pop-up art village in the Undergroud Garage. This annual art exhibit examines what it means to be a good queer in today’s society. The art is curated and juried work from within the LGBTQ community and is supported by the City of West Hollywood, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Pasadena Arts Council, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California LGBT Arts Alliance and Frontiers Magazine.
If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, Bill’s Café is a sober oasis—a place where guests are encouraged to hang out and relax away from any outside influences. A drug and alcohol free zone, Bill’s Café provides guest with an outlet to enjoy the festival in a pure and organic way. Drag performers and DJ’s are going to be filling the space with tunes all weekend and this year are hosting a “No T, No Shade” dance party with music from DJ T. Rey!
More information about L.A. Pride is HERE.