Kehlani & Tove Lo to Headline LA Pride Festival 2018: Exclusive

Kehlani & Tove Lo
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Kehlani & Tove Lo

Christopher Street West, the non-profit organization responsible for putting on the LA Pride Festival each year, has announced that Kehlani and Tove Lo will be headlining the annual festival this year. The pop sensations will take up the festival’s Park Stage on June 9 & 10, respectively.

“Kehlani and Tove Lo are two of the most daring women in music today,” the festival’s programming lead, Gregory Alexander, said in an exclusive statement to Billboard. “We’re excited to see how they lead the raw and authentic voice of this year’s festival.”

Both artists appeared on Billboard's 2017 year-end list of the top gay anthems, with Tove Lo's "Disco Tits" and Kehlani's "Honey" appearing alongside tracks by Dua Lipa, Charli XCX and Halsey.

This year’s theme for the LA Pride Festival is #JustBe — a simple saying meant to encourage everyone to embrace their own personal definition of Pride in whatever way is most authentic to them.

“Everyone experiences Pride a little bit differently and we wouldn’t want it any other way because that’s precisely what makes our community tick,” CSW board member Shayne Thomas said. “#JUSTBE is a deeply personal invitation for self-expression that, we hope, will empower members of the LGBTQ+ community — as well as our very important straight allies — to embrace, embody and express what Pride truly means to them in the rawest, most authentic ways possible.”

Tickets go on sale Monday at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET on LA Pride’s website.

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LA Pride's 2018 theme is #JUSTBE