GO WEST FEST: TROYE SIVAN, CHARLI XCX AND FRIENDS
SET FOR JUNE 6 AT THE WILTERN IN LOS ANGELES
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, May 17, For Pride Week Event
A Portion Of The Proceeds Will Benefit GLAAD
Troye Sivan has invited some of his closest friends to kick off Pride Week with the first-ever Go West Fest, presented by Live Nation. He and Charli XCX – who recently collaborated on “1999” – will co-host and co-headline the event, which will take place on June 6 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 17, athttps://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090056ADFCB157A8.
The festival’s name was inspired by the 1979 Village People song about finding a utopian land free of homophobia. Troye and Charli XCX curated the line-up, which includes both LGBTQ acts and other artists active in the fight for equal rights. Performers include:
Go West Fest will also feature DJ sets by Baby Uniq, K.O. AKA Koala and Alima Lee. Between acts, attendees can visit an assortment of booths with food, arts and cultural offerings. Junior High will curate the Go West Fest Artist Circle, a dedicated space inside The Wiltern that will feature emerging artists from Los Angeles’ LGBTQ community.
Sponsor Bud Light will bring its special-edition Pride bottle that benefits GLAAD to the festival. In support of the campaign, Troye Sivan will donate a portion of the Go West Festproceeds to GLAAD. Now celebrating the 20th anniversary of its partnership with GLAAD, Bud Light’s recently unveiled rainbow aluminum bottle will be sold throughout the month of June to celebrate World Pride. For every case of rainbow bottles sold in the U.S. from May 27 to June 30, 2019, Bud Light will donate $1 to GLAAD, up to $150,000.
About Troye Sivan:
Troye Sivan was hailed as “the Perfect Pop Star for 2018” by TIME, which declared his new album, Bloom (Capitol Records), as “a major artistic achievement.” He has appeared on the covers of such publications as Rolling Stone, The New York Times’ Sunday Arts & Leisure section, Out, PAPER and Billboard. His numerous awards include a Billboard Music Award, three MTV EMA’s and two GLAAD Media Awards. Troye’s 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries and has sold more than 2.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. “Revelation” – his collaboration with Jónsi for the film Boy Erased, which Troye co-starred in – was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song – Motion Picture and shortlisted for an Oscar. A strong advocate for LGBTQ rights, Troye has been outspoken about his own experiences as a gay man, often calling attention to the importance of diversifying representation within the entertainment industry. For more information, please visit www.troyesivan.com.
About Charli XCX:
Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, is the award-winning talent behind the multi-Platinum and global No.1’s “Fancy” and “I Love It” and UK Top 10 “Boom Clap.” In 2017, she bookended the year with her critically-acclaimed mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop 2, featured on David Guetta and Afrojack’s global smash “Dirty Sexy Money” and released her standout summer crush anthem “Boys.” Charli took full creative control across casting, directing and producing the accompanying video, which not only saw her flip the traditional male gaze on its head, but featured an all-star male cast. In 2018, following a series of tracks drops (“5 In The Morning,” “No Angel,” “Focus” and “Girls Night Out”), heralded mixtape shows and a global support tour with Taylor Swift, Charli XCX returned with the UK Top 15 smash “1999” feat. Troye Sivan. Combined audio streams of “1999” have since surpassed 136 million globally. The accompanying video was co-produced by Charli and payed homage to standout cultural references from the year of 1999. Charli XCX has won multiple awards including 2 x Billboard Awards and 1 x YouTube Music Award, alongside nominations at the GRAMMY®’s, BRIT Awards and MTV EMA’s. For more information, please visit https://charlixcx.tumblr.com.
About Bud Light:
Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment. For more information, please visit www.BudLight.com.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.
About Junior High:
Through their physical space and quarterly publication, Junior High is dedicated to showcasing the artistic pursuits of marginalized voices. They believe that radical empathy will save the world. Find out more about Junior High’s community-oriented programming and queer-centric mission at juniorhighla.com or on Instagram at @juniorhighla.
About Live Nation:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, please visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
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