All you Swedes better grab your fire extinguishers: This year’s Eurovision Song Contest runner-up Eleni Foureira will bring the heat — and the “Fuego” — to the EuroPride Eurovision Party.
Stockholm Pride, which has a long established tradition of dedicating Thursday night to its Schlager Evening, gets to up the ante this year. That’s because the Nordic capital is hosting EuroPride 2018. So they are going all out to make this a night that Melodifestivalen and Eurovision fans will remember.
Eleni — who was praised for giving the gays everything they wanted at Eurovision — has proven to be an ally for the LGBT community, regularly showing her support and appreciation to her fans. In Lisbon, the “Fuego” starlet did a special gig at famed gay club TRUMPS in addition to our very own Wiwi Jam.
Speaking about EuroPride, she said: “It is an honor for me to be invited to Stockholm and EuroPride 2018. I am looking forward to meeting all my fans and thank them for their support during Eurovision Song Contest.”
Alongside Eleni, three other artists of Melodifestivalen and Eurovision fame have been announced. They include Sweden’s Eurovision 2017 entrant and MelFest winner Robin Bengtsson, last year’s breakout act Nano, and fan favourite Wiktoria.
Robin Bengtsson has been keeping busy since placing fifth at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest by opening a barber shop, and he recently dropped the new single “Liar”.
“Finally I get to meet the audience at Pride!” he’s said. “So grateful and honoured to be part of this.”
Nano was the breakout act of Melfest 2017 with his song “Hold On”, which held a very positive message of love.
“I perform at EuroPride because I support everyone’s right to choose their own path in love,” he says.
Finally we have power vocalist and fan favourite Wiktoria.
“This is most probably one of the best parties this year, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be there on stage during EuroPride.”
This is just the beginning as more acts will be announced for the Eurovision Party in the coming weeks.
The show will take place on the 2nd of August at the EuroPride Park Stockholm, which is situated at Östermalms IP.
The Pride Park will be bustling with activities with vendors, exhibits and stalls to explore. Get ready to meet, engage with and speak to people from different corners of the community, as well as allies.
For more information on the Eurovision Party you can visit this Facebook Event.
Are you going to attend EuroPride 2018? Who else would you like to see perform at the Eurovision Party? Let us know in the comments below.
Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)