Troye Sivan and Charli XCX team up to host the first annual Go West Fest
Written by ZenKC on May 23, 2019
Troye Sivan and Charli XCX team up to host the first annual Go West Fest. Named after the 1979 Village People track “Go West.” The festival will take place on June 6th during Pride week at the Wiltern in Los Angeles and is being presented by Live Nation and Bud Light.
Some of the proceeds from the Go West Fest will go towards benefitting the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or most commonly known as GLAAD, in order to help aid in the fight for LGBTQ acceptance and equality in America.
In addition to Sivan and XCX, there will be several acts, that were hand-picked by Sivan and XCX for their activism in the LGBTQ community, including Allie X– who has previously performed at a festival with XCX in 2018. Other acts include Chika, Carlie Hanson, Dorian, Electra, Gia Gunn, Leland, Pussy Riot, Quay Dash and DJ sets from Baby Uniq, K.O. AKA Koala and Alima Lee.
In addition to the music line up, there will be a celebration of LGBTQ culture and artists. There will also be a space dedicated at The Wiltern for emerging LGBTQ artists to show off their work. This space will be provided by Junior High, a publication dedicated to promoting work from artists who are apart of groups that might be considered marginalized, such as the LGBTQ community. There will be food, art, and “cultural offerings.”
Sivan wrote on Instagram. “Been working on this for months and I’m soooooo stoked to share this with you,”
“A new kind of pride festival curated by men @charli_xcx that celebrates the inclusivity, artistry, music, kinks, merchants, and creativity of the LGBTQ community, while really giving back to our community… Whole thing benefits GLAAD and local organizations. Everyone’s welcome.”
Purchase tickets for Go West Fest here