Is it June yet? Not only are most of us ready for summer, but Heritage of Pride just unveiled the lineup for their Pride Island festivities and it’s pretty sickening. Grace Jones will headline the Saturday night festivities at Pride Island 2019, the multi-day event taking place all throughout Pride weekend at Pier 97. Jones will be joined by rapper Teyana Taylor, Brazilian drag sensation Pabllo Vittar, and more.
“We’re thrilled to be able to create this multi-day experience, which speaks to an inclusive set of Pride- goers, during one of the biggest Pride events in the world,” Chris Frederick, Managing Director, NYC Pride, said via a press release. “With the iconic Grace Jones headlining on Saturday and the incredible list of curated talent, this musical experience is definitely not to be missed.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to perform in front of my LGBTQIA+ friends and the community that’s supported me for so many years during WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50,” says Jones. “Saturday’s Pride Island lineup will be a celebration of everything that the community stands for and will go down in illustrious history.”
Joining Jones, Taylor, and Vittar are Afro-Latina pop star Amara La Negra and legendary New York City DJ Johnny Dynell, with DJs Abel and Morabito on decks as well. A headliner for Sunday night will be announced soon.
“We’re planning an action-packed weekend of live performances, that will build upon the excitement of what Pride attendees know as Pride Island, for our biggest and most inclusive year yet,” says Pride Island Director Jose Ramos. “We’re turning up the heat this year, in honor of WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50. It’s slated to be a truly unforgettable celebration.”
While Pride Sunday tickets have sold out, you can get tickets for Pride Island Saturday now.