Bonnaroo Will Host First-Ever Pride Parade With Circus & Drag Queen Performances


Fans attend the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 10, 2016 in Manchester Tenn.

The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has an exciting update in store for this year's attendees. In addition to an amazing lineup of performers such as Solange, Cardi B, and  Kacey Musgraves, Bonnaroo will also host its first-ever Pride parade.

House of Yes, one of Brooklyn's most popular nightlife venues, will return to Plaza 3, one of the event’s many communal areas. The club will host a “Dirty Circus” party that will feature “jaw-dropping circus acts” as well as fierce performances from a lineup of drag queens.

"House of Yes is beyond thrilled to be producing the first ever Bonnaroo Pride Parade, bringing together revelers of every expression into a radical roaming dance party in celebration of our diversity, sexuality and humanity," House of Yes explained. "Together we honor the leaders that brought us to where we are today, and unite to inspire the revolutionaries that will guide our future. The parade will include dance music, live music, art cars, circus, spectacle and is open to anyone and everyone who is down with the rainbow revolution."

To make things even more fabulous, the space will also hold the event’s Pride celebration. The parade will be a major highlight of the weekend that will help promote support and awareness for LGBTQ attendees. “The festival has always provided a place of inclusiveness and innovation, though Bonnaroovians will now see the spirit manifest into a trail of radical expression in celebration of or right to exist,” a statement from the festival read.

"We are so excited to have House of Yes curate our parade this year," says Sophie Lobl, talent buyer and campground experiences producer. "Their message fits together so perfectly with the Bonnaroo brand and theme for the campgrounds this year. We strive to provide a place of happiness and inclusiveness through creation and innovation. We are very excited for what we have planned."

In addition to the exciting Pride event, the 700-acre farm will host a variety of games, spas, Wi-Fi stations, and a whole slew of activities for attendants. The event will run from June 13-16 in Manchester, TN. For more information and tickets, be sure to visit Bonnaroo’s website.

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