Amsterdam has been playing host to Europride 2016 since 23 July. Under the motto “Join our freedom, feel free to join us”, revellers have proudly waved rainbow flags and taken trips down the city’s Yellow Brick Road to the wonderful Van Gogh Museum. But all things must come to an end. After a fortnight of over 200 activities, conferences, debates and live music, the celebrations conclude this Sunday, 7 August. Beginning at 14.00 and running until 22.00, the official closing party is set for Rembrandt Square. With free admission and several of your favourite Eurovision stars set to perform, there are more than enough reasons to head along.
Europride 2016 Closing Party Lineup
Fashion and Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst headlines the free event. It won’t be her first performance at this year’s Europride as on 24 July she took part in The Human Rights Concert. She’s also the official international event ambassador.
Say yay, because Spain’s Barei is joining the party too. The Eurovision 2016 singer has been a regular fixture on this year’s pride circuit, appearing at events in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and, most recently, Stockholm.
Adoro esta ciudad, su gente, su manera de trabajar y volver a ver mis compis…Gracias #Estocolmo #stockholmpride pic.twitter.com/9rEUEUbPsX
— BAREI (@BAREI_MUSIC) July 29, 2016
Judging from her Instagram feed, she’s absolutely thrilled to be heading back to Amsterdam. She last visited the city for April’s Eurovision In Concert, bringing the house down with “Say Yay!”. We’re hoping there’ll be time for some “Who Plays the Drums?” and “Throw The Dice” on Sunday.
But that’s not all! Expect appearances from other familiar faces. Belgium’s 2006 singer Kate Ryan is also booked for the main stage, while Ronnie Tober (1968), Ben Cramer (1973), Sandra Reemer (1972, 1976 and 1979) and Justine Pelmelay (1989) will gather during the Dutch Star Parade. Be sure to get to Rembrandtplein early!