Conor Maynard to headline 'London's biggest gay festival in a decade' alongside Rita Ora
“Animal” singer Conor Maynard will headline As One in the Park festival this summer, what is being billed as “the first credible large-scale gay festival in London for over a decade.”
The Brighton born 20 year old who rose to fame after winning MTV’s Brand New for 2012 Award will join already confirmed headline acts Rylan and Brit nominated Rita Ora.
Katy B, Union J, Skin, Offer Nissim, Boy George & Marc Vedo and Peyton are also confirmed to play.
Holly Johnson will make a special appearance, marking his first London performance in several years. He will play his greatest hits “Love Train” and “Americanos” together with classic Frankie Goes to Hollywood material, including “Welcome to the Pleasuredome”, “Relax” and “The Power of Love”.
As One has been held as an LGBT event in Vauxhall’s Fire since 2010, and now promoter Orange Nation wants to expand the night into a one day festival.
“We felt it was time that London was no longer overlooked when it came to a major gay outdoor entertainment event. We will bring together the cream of London’s gay scene alongside the world’s most internationally renowned gay brands,” said Craig Elder of Orange Nation.
As One in the Park will also feature a presence from cabaret club Madame JoJo’s, lesbian festival L Fest, and gay bar Ku Bar. Further acts and DJs will be announced soon.
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