We are excited to share Pride in the Park’s full lineup for Chicago, now in it’s 4th year! We take a lot of PRIDE in our lineup- featuring top-tier headliners, local legendary performers, and legendary stars from a range of genres. As a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, Pride in the Park is designed to create a truly immersive and inclusive experience.
But Pride in the Park is about more than just music – it’s a positive and supportive community experience. In three years, over thirty thousand people have attended Pride in the Park… and we’re excited to kick off year #4 with some amazing talent! Here are your 2023 headliners:
Zedd: Grammy® Winning DJ
The multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist made his debut with “Clarity”, receiving the 2014 GRAMMY® for “Best Dance Recording”. He’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Justin Beiber, Katy Perry, Hayley Williams on RIAA platinum-certified hit, “Stay The Night” which racked up more than 950 million streams, and Selena Gomez on the platinum-certified track, “I Want You To Know,” which spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Dance/Electronic Songs” chart.
Saweetie: Grammy® Nominated Rap Star
This destined superstar is an iconic rap artist who has brilliantly served up a string of chart-shaking smashes that include the triple-platinum “My Type,”double-platinum“Best Friend” [feat.DojaCat], platinum “Tap In” and “Icy Girl,” and gold “Back To The Streets” [feat.Jhené Aiko], tallying over 4 billion cumulative streams. In addition to taking home honors at the MTV VMA, NCAAP Image Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, and MTV EMA, she has earned two GRAMMY® Award nominations in the categories of“Best Rap Song” for “Best Friend” and “Best New Artist.”
Years & Years: Grammy® Winning DJ
Showcasing the melismatic vocals of singer/actor/queer icon Olly Alexander, London’s Years & Years artfully combine ’80s-style ambient synth pop with funky electronic beats. The group’s evocative, dancey, cross-pollinated sound drew accolades that included winning the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2015 poll. That same year, they hit number one in the U.K. with their debut album, Communion, which included the chart-topping single “Shine.” Their sophomore album, 2018’s dystopian Palo Santo, also reached the Top Ten in the U.K. Years & Years scored a U.K. dance hit with 2021’s “Starstruck,” paving the way for 2022’s Night Call.
The Swedish singer and songwriter is a global phenom, first gaining national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent, at the age of 10. By February 2013, “Uncover” was certified platinum by Universal Music Sweden. In July 2013, Introducing was certified triple platinum in the country. In September 2017, Larsson announced that she had started work on her third studio album, saying in an interview she had written two new songs with MNEK. On 11 December 2017, Larsson once again performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, this time alongside American singer John Legend. In January 2018, Larsson was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Europe” list in the entertainment category. On 22 April 2022, Larsson was featured on the song “Words” by Swedish DJ and producer Alesso. The album’s second single, “End of Time” is scheduled to be released on 19 May 2023.
With a focus on creating love, music, and community, Pride in the Park is the perfect way to celebrate pride in Chicago. So mark your calendars and get ready for a truly unforgettable weekend!