NYC Pride announced legendary supermodel and dance-club singer Grace Jones as the Saturday headliner for their annual Pride Island music festival. Along with Jones, other performers for the event’s Saturday lineup will include R&B superstar Teyana Taylor, Brazilian drag phenom Pabllo Vittar and more.
"We’re thrilled to be able to create this multi-day experience, which speaks to an inclusive set of Pride- goers, during one of the biggest Pride events in the world," NYC Pride’s managing director Chris Frederick said in a statement. “With the iconic Grace Jones headlining on Saturday and the incredible list of curated talent, this musical experience is definitely not to be missed."
Jones, Taylor and Vittar are not the only reasons this year’s New York festivities will be larger than ever. Along with commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, New York will be hosting the first ever WorldPride event on U.S. soil, bringing even more celebrants than ever to the Big Apple.
"I couldn’t be more excited to perform in front of my LGBTQIA+ friends and the community that’s supported me for so many years during WorldPride 2019," Jones said in a statement. "Saturday’s Pride Island lineup will be a celebration of everything that the community stands for and will go down in illustrious history."
The Saturday lineup will also include pop singer Amara La Negra and DJ Johnny Dynell. The announcement for the festival’s Sunday lineup has yet to be announced. NYC Pride Island will take place from Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, June 30 at Pier 97 in New York City.