VICTORIA and Vasil Sofia Pride 2021

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.” 

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).

What do you think? Are you excited for Sofia Pride 2021? Let us know in the comments down below. 

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Inky
Inky
4 months ago

I don’t know why…but I just love her….

Hugs from Rotterdam

Viggz
Viggz
4 months ago

Where can I watch it online?

Magnusio
Magnusio
4 months ago
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Last edited 4 months ago by Magnusio
Viggz
Viggz
4 months ago
Reply to  Magnusio

Thank you!

esc_fl
esc_fl
4 months ago

I don’t know a lot about the situation, but does anyone know if it’s at all controversial when a Macedonian sings in Bulgaria? I’m just reflecting on the “Here I Stand” issues about the “flag” painting and Bulgaria opposing Macedonian accession talks to the EU, although Vasil also has Bulgarian citizenship, so maybe I’m overthinking it lol

unotimportant
unotimportant
4 months ago
Reply to  esc_fl

I’m from North Macedonia, there is no issue with artists performing in any country, so he would be fine.

Ashton
Ashton
4 months ago

its so strange how someone who has said they are in the LGBTQ community can be so incredibly homophobic

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
4 months ago

It’s nice that these artists will be attending the parade, but something else is worrying that the far-right is already threatening to attack and the police must protect the parade, and before the parliamentary elections on July 11, no one pays attention to LGBT rights in Bulgaria, except for green parties on the democratic list parties in parliamentary elections organizing anti-government protests

vetrina
vetrina
4 months ago

LMAO bien joué!

Leichhardtlad
Leichhardtlad
4 months ago

…. and that would be entirely his business. Not yours.

Anhel
Anhel
4 months ago

I’ll be going today, it’s pretty exciting! Vasil and Victoria aren’t among my favorites, but seeing any ESC act is still awesome for a fan 😀

Btw, how come there is no report button for comments?

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

too bad they did not invite other ESC singers. Funny how the career of many ESC artists after ESC including touring the pride festivals…

blahh
blahh
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

…anything wrong with that?

Milan
Milan
4 months ago
Reply to  blahh

Anything wrong with bringing it up? I don’t see any disrespect was meant.

Anhel
Anhel
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I’m 100% sure any ESC (or otherwise) artists are welcome to perform at our pride.

Maya
Maya
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

So what?!