April 17, 2014 Carly Rae Jepsen to Perform at MTV Presents: “POP GOES PRIDE” in celebration of WorldPride 2014 Toronto
TORONTO, ON, April 17, 2014 | WorldPride 2014 Toronto announces MTV Presents: “Pop Goes Pride”, a special presentation featuring Carly Rae Jepsen. Hosted by MTV’s Lauren Toyota and Phoebe Dykstra, “Pop Goes Pride” will take over TD Wellesley Stage to kick off the WorldPride 2014 Streetfair. Carly Rae Jepsen and a plethora of pop artists will strut their stuff and get the crowd moving in support of WorldPride on Friday, June 27, 2014.
“We are so excited to welcome multiple JUNO Award Winner Carly Rae Jepsen to our roster of world-class Canadian talent performing at WorldPride,” says TK, Arts and Culture Manager, Pride Toronto. “Carly Rae’s talent and positive energy – not to mention her very public support of LGBT communities – make her an excellent addition to our growing list of superstar headliners.”
WorldPride 2014 Toronto is an international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTQQ2SA* communities. Highlighting Canada’s continued progress in human rights, WP14TO also celebrates the diversity and dynamism of Toronto, one of the world’s most progressive and livable cities.
“MTV is thrilled to take part in one of the most exciting celebrations of the year,” says Catherine MacLeod, Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. “As longtime champions for LGBT culture, partnering with WorldPride 2014 Toronto is simply another way for us to celebrate Canadian diversity and the community that we are proud to be a part of.”
“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, it is an absolute honour to perform at WorldPride,” says Carly Rae Jepsen. “I'm proud to be a citizen of a country that has been a leader in marriage equality and gay rights.”
WorldPride 2014 will present musical genres from rock, pop, dance, hip hop, R&B, country, traditional, folk, retro, disco all live on 10 free-to-attend, all-ages, open-air stages across the festival footprint
More announcements will follow, so stay tuned.
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 in 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.
Sean Hillier, Co-Chair
Shelley Craig, Co-Chair