Press Release

The Montréal Pride Festival unveils two headliners: Ciara and Margaret Cho!

Montreal, June 6, 2019 – The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with the Casino de Montréal, announced today two of its headliners for the 13th edition. More than 350 artists will perform during the 11-day event of celebrations of sexual and gender diversity, from August 8 to 18! Superstar Ciara will be headlining the JetSet show on August 17 at 8 pm, while hilarious queer icon Margaret Cho will enflame the stage at the Excellence show on August 16 at 8 pm. Both shows will be held at the Parc des Faubourgs, the main venue of the festival, which will welcome 20,000 visitors daily during eight nights of outdoor shows for FREE!

With seven albums, including her most recent: Beauty Marks, totaling more than 23 million sales and many trophies to her name, Ciara is one of the most prominent stars at the moment! Back in the spotlight, Ciara recently gave a noteworthy performance at the 2019 Billboard Awards to her song “Thinkin Bout You”, and is nominated at the 2019 BET Awards for the “BET Her Award” for her song “Level Up”. An important ally to the sexual and gender diversity communities, Ciara had previously told Advocate magazine: “I can say that I welcome everyone. Nobody is different from the other. I am very grateful to have such a diverse fan group. I’m open to diversity and I think my fans can see it and feel it.”

The 2019 Montréal Pride Festival will also present the hilarious queer icon Margaret Cho on August 16 at 8 pm in the Parc des Faubourgs. Margaret Cho, who is known for her acting, screenwriting, producing and directing talents, will be entertaining the crowd with her incomparable comedy chops as part of the Excellence show; a celebration of QTBIPOC diversity! As the most recognized Asian-American bisexual artist in the world, she has received numerous accolades for her many contributions to the global LGBTQ + movement, including the prestigious First Amendment Award by the American Civil Liberty Union.

In 2019, the Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with the Casino de Montréal, is very proud to offer festivalgoers over 150 activities as part of a joint program where women and people from socially discriminated groups will have their voice. “The Montréal Pride Festival is surpassing itself this year with the presentation of two internationally-recognized and diverse female headliners! Diversity, parity and richness among the incredible array of international and local stars gathered in our 13th edition promises unforgettable moments and fun for all!” promises this morning Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, vicepresident of Montréal Pride, adding that the full program will be unveiled at the beginning of July.

About the Montréal Pride Festival
Since 2007, at the initiative of Montréal’s LGBTQ+ communities, the Montréal Pride Festival has been promoting their rights and celebrating their cultural richness and social advances. The largest gathering of the communities of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) in the Francophone world works locally on a daily basis while serving as a beacon of hope for people living in LGBTQ+ hostile regions of the globe. In 2018, the festival generated a total attendance of 2.1 million visitors. In 2019, the festivities will be held from August 8 to 18. More information is available on the web page, the Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram. accounts.

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François Laberge
Communications Director
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Phone: 514 903-6193 ext. 3523

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