I Like That: Janelle Monáe Set to Headline NYC Pride Island 2020

Janelle Monáe
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Janelle Monáe attends the 13th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Feb. 6, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Get ready to party, Fandroids! We're about to celebrate a true "Q.U.E.E.N.," because superstar Janelle Monáe is coming to New York City Pride this year.

On Friday (March 6), NYC Pride announced their first slate of performers for their 2020 Pride Island festival, taking place from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28.

Revealing their Saturday lineup, NYC Pride revealed that The ArchAndroid herself Janelle Monáe would be serving as the evening's main headliner, with support from other acts including Betty Who, Pussy Riot, Luisa Sonza, and DJ duo Coco and Breezy.

“Pride means so much to so many of us, and to have the opportunity to share my live performance during Pride has always been a dream,” Monáe said in a statement released with the news. “Celebrating Pride in NYC is a rite of passage for a queer person. I am grateful for the community it creates, and I can’t wait to party with everyone.”

Monáe is already in good company — the annual festival, put on in conjuction with New York's annual Pride Festival, has been headlined in past years by stars like Madonna, Grace Jones, Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, Patti Labelle, Tegan and Sara, and many more.

Pre-sale tickets for Mastercard holders are available through Thursday, March 12. Get yours here.


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