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Dance Parties Turn Up The Heat at WorldPride 2014

May 22, 2014 Dance Parties Turn Up The Heat at WorldPride 2014

ANNOUNCING Partnerships with Prism and Songza!

Toronto, May 22, 2014 | Toronto will have plenty of chances to dance when WorldPride descends from June 20-29. A series of parties will take over the city including the WorldPride Aqua Mega T-Dance, in partnership with Prism.  Join the listening party today with the WorldPride Songza playlist or join us in front of the stage as Dragonette, Fefe Dobson and Molly Thomason join Carly Rae Jepsen for MTV’s Pop Goes Pride party.


WorldPride will turn up the heat in Toronto at Diva and DJ central at OLG Central stage with internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning American house music DJ David Morales; Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, remix artist with over 93 #1 Billboard US Dance tracks Dave Audé; Barry Harris of Thusderpuss 2000; Hector Fonseca - New York City's latest DJ superstar and master of the turntables.  No matter what you are looking for you will find it at WorldPride 2014.

WorldPride Playlist Party

A sneak preview of WorldPride music and artists is also taking place at the WorldPride Playlist Party. Three of Toronto’s most cutting-edge DJs are spinning at the party - DJ Sumation, DJ Blackcat and DH Recklezz. The WorldPride Playlist is also on our website or through Songza. The WorldPride Playlist Party takes place on June 6 at Fly Nightclub from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

“Whether you are looking for home grown talent, or international superstars WorldPride has it all,” says TK, Arts and Culture Manager, Pride Toronto.  If you like it a little wet and wild join us at a party that is not to be missed.”

AQUA: Massive WorldPride T-Dance Edition

Hosted by Prism in partnership with WorldPride, AQUA will take over Yonge & Dundas Square with over 22 water fountains and scores of partygoers for one of the biggest dance party of Pride.

Getting the crowd moving will be international DJs Chus & Ceballos (Spain), DJ Aron (Isreal/NYC) and DJ Kitty Glitter (Australia). Joining them will be Canada’s own drag sensation Sofanda Cox and personality, model and burlesque dancer Carmen Carrera. AQUA takes place at Yonge and Dundas Square on June 28 from 12 to 8 p.m 

MTV’s “Pop Goes Pride”

Carly Rae Jepsen will take the stage at MTV’s Pop Goes Pride party on June 27. Joining her on the ticket will be Dragonette, Fefe Dobson and Molly Thomason, with the part being hosted by MTV’s Lauren Toyota and Phoebe Dykstra. Pop Goes Pride takes place at the TD Wellesley Stage on June 27 starting at 7:00 p.m. 

For even more parties, happenings and information be sure to visit our calendar of events.

About Pride Toronto

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.

Media ContactS

Sean Hillier, Co-Chair
Tel: 647-203-3448

Shelley Craig, Co-Chair
Tel: 416-978-8847

Pride Toronto