She’s the “Growing Up Is Getting Old” singer who brought Bulgaria an 11th place finish at Eurovision 2021.
And now VICTORIA is back in her home country to sing in the capital’s Pride festival. She will headline the Sofia Pride Concert this Saturday 12 June.
Fellow Eurovision alum Vasil will also perform at the event.
VICTORIA and Vasil to perform at Sofia Pride Concert 2021
Sofia Pride is headed back to the streets for 2021. A year after last year’s fully digital event, members and allies of the Bulgarian LGBTQ+ community will come out en masse to show their support for equality in their country.
And the biggest of all this year’s Pride festivities in Bulgaria is the Sofia Pride Concert 2021.
Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2020 and 2021 artist VICTORIA will headline the show. She’ll perform songs from her debut EP a little dramatic and will be joined on stage by the popular Bulgarian dance group Skywalkers.
Writing on Twitter, VICTORIA said: “This Saturday Sofia Pride 2021 will take place. I will have the opportunity to open the concert and support the LGBT+ community in Bulgaria.”
— VICTORIA (@victoriageorge_) June 10, 2021
But she’s not the only Eurovision alum to appear at this year’s Sofia Pride festival.
North Macedonia’s Vasil Garvanliev will also perform at the event. The “Here I Stand” singer recently featured in Attitude discussing LGBTQ+ visibility in North Macedonia. Performing at Sofia Pride is another step in Vasil’s goal to be a voice for the young queer people living in the Balkans.
The Sofia Pride lineup also includes Desislava, who finished second in the Bulgarian national final for Eurovision in 2012 (and who supported Poli Genova at the one and only Wiwi Jam Junior in Malta). Sofia Pride is supported by the Embassies in Bulgaria of Italy, Sweden, USA, UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Canada, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
In 2019, Netta from Israel became the first Eurovision artist to perform at the event in Sofia. This will be VICTORIA’s second participation. In 2020 she became the first Eurovision artist from Bulgaria to perform at Sofia Pride during its online edition.
The Sofia Pride Concert 2021 kicks off on Saturday 14 June at 15:00 CEST (EEST – 1).
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