The 2015 Spanish Eurovision representative will be gracing the 2015 Madrid Gay Pride on Saturday 4 July at midnight in Madrid’s Plaza de Callao.
The 2015 Madrid Gay Pride kicks off on Wednesday 1 July and will run for a total of 5 days in the Spanish capital concluding on Sunday 5 July. Apart from the Edurne many other former Spanish Eurovision acts and Spanish Eurovision nationa finalists will also be gracing the occasion; Anabel Conde (Spain 1995), Coral Segovia, Rebeca, Ainhoa, Jorge Gonzalez, Alazan and Javi (D’NASH)-(Spain 2007).
You can the full schedule of the 2015 Madrid Gay Pride here.
About MADO- Madrid Gay Pride
Madrid Pride, or MADO, is a series of street celebrations that take place during the city´s LGTB (lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual) Pride Week. The Statewide Demonstration is the central event of this very eventful week and is Europe´s largest. Outdoor concerts -on six different stages-, parties, expositions, culture and sports (all of which are celebrated around the Chueca neighborhood in downtown Madrid) make up the whole of MADO.
Madrid Pride has been for years the largest urban event celebrated in Europe because it brings over two million people together in the main streets and squares of the city. The performances take place in Plaza de Chueca, a symbol of freedom and LGTB rights that offers concerts and other activities for all kind of audiences.
Mado is now more than just Madrid’s gay party, it’s a great economic, social and vindicative affair that every year transcends our borders and turns Madrid into the city of diversity.
LGTB Pride is a multiethnic and multicultural celebration open to everybody (children, teens, the elderly, neighbors and visitors from all over the world), transforming Madrid into an open Gateway to Diversity. This is the spirit in which Orgullo, ejemplo de convivencia (Pride, example of coexistence) was created, an initiative that looks to spread awareness and involvement amongst groups, businesses, organisms and organizers about the importance of MADO and it´s aim to expand respect and peaceful coexistence.
In the past few years Madrid Pride celebrations have congregated more than two million participants. The traditional multicolor Statewide Parade running through the capital serves as the perfect climax to a week full of festivities. Madrid’s Gay Pride has become, by its own right, the most popular celebration in Spain. Madrid Pride has gone from being a small protest in the 80´s to the enormous event it is today, a moment in which we all come together to celebrate equality and diversity in a festive and fun way, without ever forgetting the LGTB community´s pursue for rights.
Edurne was selected via an internal selection in order to represent Spain at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. She flew the Spanish flag in Vienna with her entry Amanecer, despite a magnificent performance she only managed to place 21st in the grand final.