Kesha, Martin Garrix, Dan Reynolds, Tegan & Sara and More Set For 2019 LOVELOUD Festival

March 13, 2019
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Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds has announced the star-studded lineup for his third annual LOVELOUD festival, taking place June 29 in Utah. The event, produced in partnership with AT&T, will be headlined by Kesha and feature performances by Martin Garrix, Reynolds, Tegan & Sara, Daya, Grouplove, K. Flay, PVRIS and Laura Jane Grace. Like previous years, additional performers and speakers will be announced at a later date.

Through music and positive messaging, 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." To drive that mission home further, this year's event falls on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, considered a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the U.S.

LOVELOUD's third installment will take place at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, UT, outside of Salt Lake City. Key sponsor AT&T will live-stream the entire event across its various social channels.

"We are excited to celebrate our LGBTQ youth through music and spoken word," said Reynolds. "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."  

  

Tickets go on sale March 15 at 10AM MST. Reynolds' LOVELOUD Foundation has set a goal to raise more than $1 million for several LGBTQ+ organizations, including The Trevor Project, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, Tegan and Sara Foundation, and Encircle.   

Last year's sold-out event reached that same fundraising goal, and featured performances by Imagine Dragons, Zedd, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, Grace Vanderwaal, Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn, A.W. and Vagabon, as well as appearances by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, hit songwriter Justin Tranter and Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, among others.   

"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."   


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