EuroPride 2018 Stockholm has revealed the complete lineup for this year’s Schlager event on 2 August.
The Swedish capital will share the honor to host EuroPride 2018 with Gothenburg. The city in southern Sweden will be home to the festivities later this summer, from 14 to 19 August.
Lena Katina and Saara Aalto’s first EuroPride
Lena Katina from Russian duo t.A.t.u. and Finnish singer Saara Aalto will perform on the main stage on 2 August, alongside a pool of beloved artists.
t.A.t.u. rose to fame in 2002, when they released one of the most popular LGBTI anthems, All The Things She Said. In the music video for the song, Katina and Julia Volkova kissed passionately in the rain. Not one for Putin, that’s for sure.
They split in 2011, after six studio albums. Katina then released her solo debut album This Is Who I Am in 2014.
‘It is amazing to have been invited to EuroPride and take part in this special evening,’ said Lena Katina.
‘I am so looking forward to lots of sing-a-long.’
‘This will be my first EuroPride and I am so thrilled to be a part of this very important event, filled with so much love,’ Saara Aalto echoed Katina’s feeling.
The singer voiced Princess Anna in the Finnish version of Frozen. Furthermore, she represented her country twice at the Eurovision Song Contest.
She also said: ‘I cannot wait to meet the everybody and feel all the joy and see all the colors of the rainbow. To be able to spread so much love through my music during EuroPride Stockholm will definitely be the highlight of my summer.’
The complete lineup
The two artist will be joined on stage by several artists. The complete lineup includes:
- Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018)
- Lena Katina/t.A.t.u (Russia 2003)
- Kati Wolf (Hungary 2011)
- Robin Bengtsson (Sweden 2017)
- Saara Aalto (Finland 2018)
- Jessica Andersson (Sweden 2003)
- Magnus Carlsson
- Lindsay Dracass (UK 2001)
Taking place at the EuroPride Park, the concert will start at 8pm and will last about three hours.
The parade goes double this year
The annual march will see the LGBTI community and allies take to the streets of the capital on 4 August. Kicking off at 1pm, this will be the first part of a double parade, set to continue in Gothenburg on 18 August at 3:30pm.
After the parade in Stockholm, 2014 ESC winner Conchita, who is also the ambassador for Vienna EuroPride 2019, will perform.