Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds To Host 3rd Annual LOVELOUD Festival Powered By AT&T Featuring
PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT LOCAL AND NATIONAL LGBTQ+ CHARITIES
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Grammy® Award-Winning band Imagine Dragons, today announced the third annual LOVELOUD Festival Powered By AT&T. The festival seeks to progress the relevant and vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities. Through music, performance and an inspiring message, LOVELOUD and AT&T share vision of a future where LGBTQ+ youth are wholly connected to love and acceptance.
LOVELOUD Festival will take place at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, UT on Saturday, June 29, 2019; a significant date that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. On the day of the event, LOVELOUD Festival will be live streamed in its entirety on AT&T's social media handles. The festival will feature a headlining performance by Grammy® Award-nominated, multi-platinum selling pop star, and advocate for equality Kesha, as well as a star-studded lineup of other artists that includes Martin Garrix, Dan Reynolds, Tegan & Sara, Daya, Grouplove, K. Flay, PVRIS, and Laura Jane Grace. Additional performers and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
"LOVELOUD is back again this year and stronger than ever," said founder and Imagine Dragons front-man Dan Reynolds. "We are excited to celebrate our LGBTQ youth through music and spoken word. My hope is that they feel loved, accepted and perfect just the way they are. I invite all the political and religious leaders of Utah to join us as we show our LGBTQ youth that they are not just loved, but truly accepted and appreciated."
LOVELOUD tickets will go on sale Friday, March 15th at 10AM MST, and an exclusive presale offer for previous attendees of the festival will be available today at 10am MST. Festival goers can purchase tickets HERE. The LOVELOUD Foundation will again aim to raise more than $1,000,000from this year's event, a goal that was surpassed at last year's festival. Proceeds will benefit past beneficiaries The Trevor Project, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, Tegan and Sara Foundation, and Encircle, as well as other vital organizations that proudly serve our LGBTQ+ youth.
"I'm truly honored and humbled to be headlining LOVELOUD this year. I stand with my talented friend Dan Reynolds and Imagine Dragons in this fight for equality," said Kesha. "We need to make sure that all LGBTQ+ people feel accepted and supported and that families have the support that they need. It's important to try to keep families together and having positive open minded conversations and, for me, to be a part of something that can continue building the bridge to create a safe space for everyone sounds like a beautiful opportunity. A place that supports all people and all love. This festival has done so many wonderful things to help the LGBTQ+ community over the past few years, is a wonderful loving fun safe space, so I hope to see you all come out for LOVELOUD this summer!"
"We at the Tegan and Sara Foundation are honored to be a major benefactor again this year at LOVELOUD. We see this event already affecting great change not just in Utah, but also around the country," said Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara. "By partnering with LOVELOUD, the Tegan and Sara Foundation is able to reach more young