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NYC Pride makes the groundbreaking announcement of pop superstar Kim Petras as this year’s Pride Island headliner. The first fully in-person Pride Island in 3 years will also move to a new location with the announcement of Play Lawn at Governors Island as this year’s Pride Island venue.

Other marquee talent at this year’s Pride Island taking place Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26 includes Papi Juice.

“With our first ever trans headliner and our move to Governors Island, this will truly be a historic weekend in the history of Pride” said Lauren Cheeseborough, Pride Island Event Manager. “The expansion of Pride Island to a 3-day event creates new experiences for the community to love and live their truth by dancing freely without fear of consequence.”

On Sunday, pop sensation Kim Petras takes center stage on the closing night of Pride Island. Since first emerging on the scene, international pop sensation Kim Petras has self-styled a massively dynamic career with a string of critically acclaimed singles and projects, more than 850 million global streams, and sold-out headline tours of North America and Europe. After years of triumphing as an entirely independent artist, Kim signed to Republic Records / Amigo Records and has now set out on a brand-new era with the release of “Future Starts Now” and “Coconuts,” both from her forthcoming, highly anticipated debut album. Most recently, Kim released the sex-positive Slut Pop EP as a Valentine’s Day surprise for her fans. Now, Kim is preparing for the release of her 2022 debut album on Republic Records.

Additionally, Eddie MartinezDani Toro, and Alex Chapman will DJ live on the last day of Pride Island. Additional performers will be announced at a later date

“Pride Island is rooted in a history dating back more than 30 years,” said Mario Schmitt, Pride Island Director. “After being silenced for the past 2 years due to the pandemic, we are coming back with one of the biggest events in Pride history. We are proud to be breaking barriers by introducing our first Pride Island headliner of the transgender experience.”

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