Top 10 2016 Entertainers

Top 10 2016 Entertainers

Date: Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17
Location: Marston Pt. (Balboa Dr. & 8th Dr.)

The San Diego Pride Music Festival is your place to celebrate your PRIDE with music & festival attractions, all under the San Diego sun! Our full line-up is now online. Here are our top 10 artists that will be performing at San Diego Pride:

 

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Kesha
When: Saturday, July 16 from 7:55PM - 9:00PM
Where: Main Stage

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Kesha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album "Animal" in 2010.  That year, she was declared Billboard's Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single, "TiK ToK," was named Billboard's #1 Hot 100 Song, was the most played song of that year, and was the biggest-selling digital track in the world. Kesha has had eight consecutive Top 10 hits, including four #1 singles: "TiK ToK", "Your Love Is My Drug," "We R Who We R” and “Timber.”


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Paul Oakenfold
When: Sunday, July 17 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Where: Main Stage

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When it comes to a career, the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold’s is hard to encompass into just words as he is one of the true legends of electronic music . For over three decades, he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today. From the DJ booth of the world’s hottest dance floors to the studio producing groundbreaking records or pioneering soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies, Paul Oakenfold’s diversity as an artist and performer have earned him accolades from critics and fans the world over. Not to mention gathering three Grammy nominations along the way – this journey has been epic, to say the least.


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When: Sunday, July 17 from 5PM - 6PM
Where: Main Stage

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Vermont-bred & LA-based musician Pierce Fulton is a man of many talents. Growing up with a guitar in his hand and later teaching himself to play countless other instruments, he has crafted his own unique sound consisting of live-recorded instruments combined with his own take on progressive house music. You may have seen the “making of” video where some pretty unconventional sounds were sampled and definitely turned some heads. With breakout singles including “Kuaga,” “Landmines,” “No More,” and, most recently, “Losing You,” as well as official remixes for artists ranging from The Killers to Above & Beyond, his style continues to evolve and love of experimentation doesn’t diminish. Returning to Pride Music Festival for a 2nd year in a row is a dream come true. Check out his new single here!


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Sam Sparro
When: Sunday, July 17 from 3PM - 4PM
Where: Main Stage

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Australian-born vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Sam Sparro shot to fame in the United Kingdom with the release of his 2008 debut single, "Black and Gold." His style of music is derived from contemporary R&B, particularly his gospel-trained vocals, and often harks back to the '80s, but it's a thoroughly modern style, driven by state-of-the-art electronic dance production techniques and sounds.


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Bright Lights
When: Sunday, July 17 from 4PM - 5PM
Where: Main Stage

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Bright Lights is an American pop singer-songwriter whose powerful voice and beautiful compositions make her one of the most sought after vocalists in all of electronic music. Responsible for several career-defining hits, including Porter Robinson’s “Language,” Hardwell’s “Never Say Goodbye,” and 3LAU's "How You Love Me," she is also featured on Zedd’s #1 "Clarity" album. In addition to her singing, Bright is also Grammy-nominated for her songwriting on Justin Bieber's "Somebody To Love" and Fantasia's "Even Angels."


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Noelia
When: Saturday, July 16 from 7:30PM - 8:15PM
Where: Mundo Latino Stage

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Noelia is a sophisticated beauty, a true artist with her own recipe for glamour. Not afraid to show the world she is open about her sensuality, and also not afraid to dare or take any risk that could change life forever. Noelia has sold more than six million albums worldwide, won multiple awards, and has won Latin Billboard’s Award Album of the year as well. She has crossed borders to Europe to be acknowledged as the “International Singer of the Year” in Italy, at the prestigious Festival Bar.


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Demetria
When: Saturday, July 16 from 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Where: The Movement Hip-Hop Stage

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Demetria McKinney is a triple threat in the truest sense of the term. She is an award-winning actress who has played diverse roles on the big and small screens as well as the stage. She is a gifted singer with a rich voice requiring zero studio enhancements. And she is a skillful songwriter who thoughtfully expresses emotions in a way that instantly connects with listeners.


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AB Soto
When: Sunday, July 17 from 6:30PM - 7PM
Where: Mundo Latino Stage

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Born in East Los Angeles, AB’s work as a visual/performance artist and musician is an amalgamation of his Latin roots and early influences, street and pop culture. This, combined with a rebellious streak that challenges and questions mainstream gay culture and norms, is what defines AB as a recording artist.


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Rilan
When: Saturday, July 16 from 4:30PM - 5PM
Where: Main Stage

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With Rilan disconnected from his hometown, music became his closest friend. He gravitated toward gender-bending artists like Prince, Adam Ant, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, and David Bowie. “Bowie’s whole career was like an allegory for how you can see your potential if you are limitless and don’t confine yourself to a box,” Rilan says. He also fell in love with powerful, rule-breaking female artists like Lady Gaga and Madonna, whose songs he would sing while dancing on the coffee table as a kid.


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Wrabel
When: Saturday, July 16 from 7:20PM - 7:40PM
Where: Mainstage

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As a songwriter, Wrabel has written for some of the most acclaimed performers today with cuts for Ellie Goulding's highest UK debut “Delirium,” Pentatonix, Phillip Phillips, Prince Royce, and Adam Lambert, among others. His ability to write heart-wrenching pop songs has gained the attention of A-list writers & producers. Wrabel’s first single, “Sideways,” was featured on iTunes and downloaded nearly half a million times. NYLON magazine called "Sideways" “stocked with the soulfulness of a Sia or Sam Smith, and a melodic pop DNA that throws back to icons like Paul Simon…”