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Bonnaroo 2019 Will Offer First-Ever Pride Celebration Complete With A Parade & Drag Shows
Today, Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival revealed another exciting offering for its 2019 festival: its first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride parade and celebration hosted by one of Brooklyn's much-loved music and art venues, House Of Yes.
"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," the club told Billboard.
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"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," Bonnaroo said in a statement.
House Of Yes will be returning to the festival's plaza area, the interactive community space that brings life to the fest's campgrounds every year. At their home at Plaza 3, attendees can share in their positivity and inclusivity once again, with drag shows and "Dirty Circus" events planned, and to top it all off, the new Pride parade. Their neighbors at Plaza 2, "The Sanctuary Of Self Love," will enjoy yoga, spa treatments and panels on mental health and self-care, curated by Paramore's Hayley Williams.
"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. Together we honor the leaders that brought us to where we are today, and unite to inspire the revolutionaries that will guide our future," House Of Yes said.
The festival is set to return to its home on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. The previously-announced 2019 lineup boasts a diverse and exciting musical offering including 61st GRAMMY Awards winners Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves. Phish, Solange, Post Malone, Odesza, Hozier, The Lumineers are among other notable acts.