🇸🇪 Europride Stockholm announce Eleni Foureira in the August 2nd line up
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
SWEDEN 🇸🇪 The Eurovision star and Cyprus Queen of Eurovision Eleni Foureira will together with Wiktoria, Robin Bengtsson and Nano join the classic schlager evening in EuroPride Park on Thursday August 2 in Stockholm 2018. More artists will be revealed further on, but as usual the night is full of both Swedish and international surprises.
Eleni Foureira was the runner up in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with “Fuego” and in Sweden this has become the most successful entry from this year’s competition. Wiktoria, Robin Bengtsson and Nano are some of the most popular entries from current years outtakes of Melodifestivalen in Sweden, and together they all perform at EuroPride Stockholm for the first time ever.
The big Schlager evening is one of Stockholm Pride´s most popular nights, where the original artists come together to perform their entries from the Swedish Melodifestivalen as well Eurovision Song Contest. Some are well-known and some might have been long gone forgotten, but not totally. This year marks no exception. More artist will be revealed at a later stage.
It is an honor for me to be invited to Stockholm and EuroPride 2018. I am looking forward to meet all my fans and thank them for their support during Eurovision Song Contest, says Eleni Foureira, Cyprus Queen of Eurovision.
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, says Wiktoria, who competed in Melodifestivalen 2016 & 2017 with “Save Me” and “As I Lay Me Down”.
I perform at EuroPride because I support everyone’s right to choose their own path in love. With love, Nano, runner up in Melodifestivalen 2017 with “Hold On”.
Finally I get to meet the audience at Pride! So grateful and honored to be part of this, says Robin Bengtsson, who won in Melodifestivalen 2017 with “I Can’t Go On” and placed 5th in Eurovision last year.
Stockholm Pride is a non-profit, non governmental organization with a membership of around 150 individuals, organizations and companies. Among the organizations that are members of Stockholm Pride are the political parties and the big associations for LGBTIQ Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
In 1998, Stockholm Pride was founded when Stockholm hosted EuroPride for the first time. In contrast to how the “Gay Liberation Week” had been organized, Stockholm Pride was founded as a platform for cooperation between different organizations within the LGBTIQ-community. In this way, it managed to mobilize a larger part of the community and to reach out much more than its predecessor. In 2008, Stockholm Pride organized EuroPride for the second time.
The Schlager Evening will take place in Pride Park on Aug 2nd, between 8 – 11 PM.
EuroPride Park Stockholm is situated at Östermalms IP. Open Wednesday 01/08 – Saturday 04/08. Pride Park will be bustling with activities from the very opening every day; there is vendors, exhibits and stalls to explore where you can meet, engage and speak to people from different corners of our community, as well as supporters to us. For the palate there are food vendors, restaurants, Food trucks and bars.