True to tradition Thursday night in Copenhagen Pride Week is dedicated to real live music on Pride Stage.
This year 8 different artists from both inside and outside of Denmark with connections to the LGBTQ community will show off their talents during “Under the Rainbow”. The concert is headlined by the Danish indiepop star Fallulah.
Gathering up-and-coming LGBTQ musicians and rising popstars for a special night of live music under the rainbow has become one of Copenhagen Pride’s trademarks and a regular feature during Pride Week in the Danish capital. This year “Under the Rainbow” will take place on August 18 on Pride Square.
“Handing over Pride Stage to a diverse selection of extremely talented LGBTQ musicians is something we care a lot about. Pride is the perfect platform for these artists who get a unique opportunity to play in front of an audience who share many of the same feelings, challenges and life experiences. At the same time we take pride in organising a diverse and varied concert night with unforgettable live performances free for everyone to attend and we are so happy to be able to showcase new music and upcoming stars from both Denmark and abroad to our guests”, says Thomas Rasmussen, Head of Communications for Copenhagen Pride.
Headlined by Fallulah
While most of the artists performing live for “Under the Rainbow” might not sound familiar just yet, the headliner this year will surely ring a bell with most Danes. Fallulah rose to fame in 2010 with the release of her debut album The Black Cat Neighbourhood which went platinum and made music critics compare her to Florence And The Machine and Bat For Lashes.
Fallulah’s third studio album, Perfect Tense, came out earlier this year with the title song dealing with being yourself and not worrying about what other people might think of you. Fallulah will take the Pride Stage on Thursday 18th of August at 21:15.
A diverse line-up
This year Copenhagen Pride has looked even further abroad than previous years to bring up-and-coming LGBTQ talents to town for “Under the Rainbow”. David Lavi from Israel, Erika Kulnys from Canada, Danny Polaris from England and Alex Palmieri from Italy are the international names who will play alongside Danish artists Jonas Rose, Amanda Wium and Efter Festen for the ambitious concert which will start at 17:45 and keep going until 22:30.
Aside from their own music all artists have been encouraged to perform a cover of a song that was a hit 20 years ago back in 1996.
“This is our way of celebrating the 20th anniversary of Copenhagen Pride during “Under the Rainbow”, and we are really excited to find out which songs the artists have chosen to perform”, says Thomas Rasmussen.
First time outside Italy
For 25-year old Milan-based singer and performer Alex Palmieri 2016 has been a dream-year so far with the realisation of his first European tour.
“I am so excited to be performing at Copenhagen Pride. After 5 years of touring and performing in my own country Italy, I am now touring Europe, and it’s a dream come true. I hope that Denmark will like both my style and my music and I will do my very best on stage”, says Alex Palmieri, who also reveals a little of what can be expected from his performance during “Under the Rainbow”:
“It will be lots of fun. I will perform songs from my last album “Uncensored”, including the hits “Save Me”, “Single” and “Nicholas Got A Secret”, and will also do a cover of a song by a famous Italian singer. Me and my dancers will bring our most sexy show to Copenhagen, so we hope that everybody will have a great party with us”.
UNDER THE RAINBOW
When: August 18 from 17:45 – 23:00
Where: Copenhagen Pride Square (City Hall Square)
17:45 – 18:30 JONAS ROSE (DK)
18:30 – 19:00 EFTER FESTEN (DK)
19:00 – 19:30 ERIKA KULNYS (CA)
19:30 – 20:00 DANNY POLARIS (UK)
20:00 – 20:30 AMANDA WIUM (DK)
20:30 – 21:00 DAVID LAVI (IL)
21:15 – 22:00 FALLULAH (DK)
22:00 – 22:30 ALEX PALMIERI (IT)