Estelle, Peaches, Carole Pope, Parachute Club & Berlin among international artists added to WorldPride 2014

New artist announcement coincides with launch of Festival at a Glance

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - A new slate of Canadian and international artists are joining an already stellar lineup of world-class entertainers at WorldPride Toronto 2014. Pride-goers can now also see the entire lineup of entertainment, events, exhibitions, marches and rallies online at the Festival at a Glance, which launched today at www.worldpridetoronto.com.

COMPLETE ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

We're thrilled to finally reveal the complete lineup of one of the largest arts and cultural festivals in North America," said TK, Arts and Culture Manager, Pride Toronto. "Our latest additions add a provocative flavour that pushes boundaries, creates dialogue and challenges us through artistic expression."

Canadian singer-songwriter Carole Pope, the Parachute Club, as well as new wave band Berlin, featuring Terri Nunn are all showcased at Decades, a night of favourite and brand new songs, on June 27; Canada's own electronic musician and performance artist Peaches takes the stage at Venus Rising, joined by Lightfires, celebrating 20 years of the House of Venus on June 28; and Grammy Award winning artist Estelle, Kristina Maria, Diana King, Jully Black and the House of Xtravaganza join a showcase of R&B, soul, hip-hop and dance artists at I Know You Got Soul, also on June 28.

The post Trans* Pride showcase at the Molson Canadian Yonge-Dundas Square stage will feature the Against Me! And The Cliks. Two legendary performers Lydia Lunch, and Pansy Division join us for Alterna-Queer in Alexander Parkette.

Don't miss out on our favourite street corner crooners the Nylons performing at our favourite corner, home of barrier free Air Canada Village Stage; and joining previously announced Tegan and Sara at the closing ceremonies on June 29 in Yonge-Dundas Square are Robin S, CeCe Peniston, Rich Aucoin and Hunter Valentine.   

LAUNCH OF THE FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

Twelve themes of Pride are represented in the Festival at a Glance, giving festival-goers the chance to tailor their experience over the full 10 days. With something for everyone, themes include: Live Music; Art; Theatre, Film & Dance; DJs & Parties; Spoken Word, Literature and Comedy; Drag & Burlesque; Human Rights; Family; Lifestyle; Youth; 55+; and Sport.

"WorldPride is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most inclusive international events of our time," said Kevin Beaulieu, Executive Director, Pride Toronto. "With so many people taking part in WorldPride—from seasoned festival goers to first-time international guests—the Festival at a Glance gives a user-friendly overview of all the activities taking place in one of the most diverse cities in the world."

ABOUT WORLDPRIDE 2014 TORONTO

WorldPride 2014 Toronto is an international celebration taking place from June 20-29, 2014 that incorporates activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. WorldPride 2014 Toronto is presented by Pride Toronto, producer of Canada's largest annual festival of LGBTTIQQ2SA culture and human rights, under license from InterPride.

Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts the city's Pride Festival, an annual event in downtown Toronto during the last week of June and one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada. It is also one of the largest Pride celebrations around the world with an estimated attendance of over one million people. It celebrates the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.

*LGBTTIQQ2SA is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited and allies.

SOURCE: Pride Toronto

For further information: visit www.worldpridetoronto.com. Please contact: Trevor Hampden, Head of Marketing Communications, WorldPride 2014 Toronto, (647) 465-6718, trevor@pridetoronto.com

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