The third annual LOVELOUD Festival is back!
The festival’s founder, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, announced the fest will return for its third run on June 29th at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, UT.
“LOVELOUD is back again this year and stronger than ever,” said Reynolds. “We are excited to celebrate our LGBTQ youth through music and spoken word. My hope is that they feel loved, accepted and perfect just the way they are. I invite all the political and religious leaders of Utah to join us as we show our LGBTQ youth that they are not just loved, but truly accepted and appreciated.”
“I’m truly honored and humbled to be headlining LOVELOUD this year. I stand with my talented friend Dan Reynolds and Imagine Dragons in this fight for equality,” said Kesha. “We need to make sure that all LGBTQ+ people feel accepted and supported and that families have the support that they need. It’s important to try to keep families together and having positive open minded conversations and, for me, to be a part of something that can continue building the bridge to create a safe space for everyone sounds like a beautiful opportunity. A place that supports all people and all love. This festival has done so many wonderful things to help the LGBTQ+ community over the past few years, is a wonderful loving fun safe space, so I hope to see you all come out for LOVELOUD this summer!”
Tickets are now on sale here.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry. AT&T will stream the entire event live on their social media.
Last year’s LOVELOUD fest raised over $1,000,000. This year, the LOVELOUD Foundation hopes to surpass that amount once again. Proceeds will benefit past beneficiaries The Trevor Project, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the Tegan and Sara Foundation and Encircle, as well as other vital organizations focused on LGBTQ+ youth.
“We at the Tegan and Sara Foundation are honored to be a major benefactor again this year at LOVELOUD. We see this event already affecting great change not just in Utah, but also around the country,” said Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara. “By partnering with LOVELOUD, the Tegan and Sara Foundation is able to reach more young LGBTQ people, continuing our work to better the lives of the women in our community. As a member of the LGBTQ community and the music community myself, I couldn’t be more proud to be involved with LOVELOUD as both a board member and performer at this year’s event. Taking part in last year’s festival was the highlight of my 2018. The positive energy was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced as an LGBTQ person or as a musician. That feeling is still crackling around inside my heart, eight months later.”