Conchita Wurst will open Prague Pride 2015

Prague Pride 10 August till Sunday 16 August 2015

Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will be the headliner of the Prague Pride 2015 Opening Concert. The event will officially open the Pride Village on Strelecky Island in the center of Prague on Monday 10 August. The singer has gained popularity not just with her hit "Rise Like a Phoenix," but also with her well-groomed beard and her support for tolerance and equality.

Aneta Langerova
, who won four Angel music awards last April will be another star of the opening concert. She will perform a selection of songs from her latest album “Na Radosti”. Both female singers will be supported by Jaro Smejkal, a young openly gay pop singer.

At 21.00h the Glorietta in the US Embassy garden on the slope of Petrin hill will be traditionally illuminated in rainbow colors for the Pride week. We will make sure the Glorietta will be visible from Strelecky Island

The 5th annual Prague Pride festival of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender themes, starts on Monday 10 August at 18:00 with the big concert on the island. Until Friday, August 14 there will be the Prague Pride Village, where daily several cultural, social and sporting events will be held. On the program are also organized picnics and afternoon for parents with children. "Strelecky Island is a place with a great atmosphere. We want the Village Pride to be a place where the LGBT community will meet the general public, go get to know each other and have fun together, "said the director of the Prague Pride Kateřina Saparová.

The festival opening will be really spectacular thanks to the music stars. We believe that through the concert, everyone will finally understand that Prague Pride is not just the Saturday parade on August 15 but a whole week of cultural, social, sport and spiritual activities. The 2015 programme contains over 120 events. The complete program of the Village Pride and the festival can be found soon at and in the festival catalog, which will be available from late July.

A Prague Pride crowdfunding campaign has been running at The aim is to collect money for the organization of the Pride Village, including the programme and decorations.

Read our exclusive interview with Conchita WurstAt Prague Pride with Conchita Wurst -, Prague 12.08.2015

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