Sweden: Saara Aalto, Lena Katina, Conchita and Kati Wolf join the EuroPride line up

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Stockholm is gearing up for the 2018 EuroPride with a bevy of former Eurovision and Melodifestivalen celebrities set to grace the Schlager evening on Thursday 2 August.

The 2018 EuroPride will be jointly held in Stockholm (31 July-5 August) and Gothenburg (14-19 August).

Saara Aalto (Finland 2018), Lena Katina of t.A.T.u (Russia 2003) and Kati Wolf (Hungary 2011) will be joining Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018), Robin Bengtsson (Sweden 2017), Lindsay Draccass (United Kingdom 2001), Jessica Andersson (Sweden 2003) on the EuroPride stage. A great number of former Melodifestivalen acts will also be attending the soiree.

Saara Aalto is very excited and pleased to grace the event:

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. 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 definetly be the highlight of my summer.

Lena Katina (t.A.T.u) is looking forward to EuroPride 2018:

It is amazing to have been invited to EuroPride and take part in this special evening. I am so looking forward to lots of sing-along.

EuroPride Schlager evening line up

  • Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018)
  • Lena Katina of t.A.T.u (Russia 2003)
  • Kati Wolf (Hungary 2011)
  • Robin Bengtsson (Sweden 2017)
  • Saara Aalto (Finland 2018)
  • Wiktoria (Melodifestivalen
  • Nano (Melodifestivalen 2017)
  • Jessica Andersson (Sweden 2003)
  • Magnus Carlsson (Melodifestivalen)
  • Dotter (Melodifestivalen 2018)
  • Lindsay Dracass (UK 2001)

The 2014 Austrian Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst is set to perform at the Stockholm Pride on Saturday 4 August.

About Stockholm Pride

Stockholm Pride is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation with a membership of around 150 individuals, organizations and companies. Among the organizations that are members of Stockholm Pride are the political parties and the big associations for LGBTIQ Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

Stockholm Pride was founded in 1998, when Stockholm hosted EuroPride for the first time. In contrast to how the Gay Liberation Week had been organized, Stockholm Pride was founded as a platform for cooperation between different organizations within the LGBTIQ-community.

In this way, it managed to mobilize a larger part of the community and to reach out much more than its predecessor. In 2008, Stockholm Pride organized EuroPride for the second time.

About EuroPride Stockholm

EuroPride Stockholm will run from 31 July-5 August with lots of activities and events scheduled to take place in the Scandinavian capital. You can check the full program here.

The Schlager Evening is scheduled to be held at the Pride Park on Thursday 2 August from 20:00-23:00 CEST.

EuroPride Park Stockholm will be located at Östermalms IP and will run from 1-4 August. Pride Park will be bustling with activities every day. Visitors will be able to taste different types of cuisines at  the food vendors stalls, restaurants, food trucks and bars.