First headliner revealed for ‘As One In The Park’ LGBT Festival

Besi Besemar February 19, 2013

Rita Ora
Rita Ora

As One In The Park a joint production between Orange Nation and Saturn Star will be the first large-scale gay festival in London for over a decade, putting the capital in line with other major European cities including Barcelona and Madrid. Victoria Park is firmly established as a prime festival site, and plays host to events including Field Day.

BRIT nominee Rita Ora has been announced as the first headline artist for the main stage at London’s new LGBT Festival on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 26. She will be performing the three No. 1 hits from her No.1 Album; Hot Right Now, R.I.P., How We Do (Party) and others including her new single Radioactive.

Further acts and DJs will be announced soon.

As One In The Park will feature four large indoor arenas and five additional stages, which will be hosted by some of the world’s leading gay party brands. The Circuit Arena will be presented by international circuit parties, Matinee, WE Party and The Week, while the Best Of British Arena will be hosted by Beyond, Orange, and Salvation.

Other brands involved in the event include Delooded, Shadow Lounge, Bearracuda, Madame Jojo’s, FNDHRR, Girl Action, L Fest, Mint, Code, Ku Bar, Rupert Street and Comptons with more to be announced.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Tickets are available for the event.

VIP ticket benefits include:

• Fast Track Entry
• Complementary glass of champagne

• Entry to Shadow Lounge Exclusive VIP Village (behind the Main Stage)

• VIP Bar Table Service
• Premium Spirits

• VIP Toilets

Craig Elder, from Orange Nation said:

“As the UK’s premier gay clubbing group, we felt it was time that London was no longer overlooked when it came to a major gay outdoor entertainment event. Over a year in the planning we transform one of our most successful club brands the legendary As One  into a massive outdoor event on one of London’s most loved festival sites, Victoria Park. Orange Nation bringing together the cream of London’s gay scene alongside the world’s most internationally renowned gay brands, coupled together with some of the world’s biggest stars. We bring you “AS ONE IN THE PARK”!

The Orange Nation is the UK’s largest gay promotions company, a collective of LGBT club promoters who operate large internationally renowned parties including Beyond, We Party and Matinee in venues across London including Electric Brixton and The Coronet Theatre. They also own South London based nightclub venues Fire, The Lightbox, Area, Protocol and Covert.

Orange Nation has a strong history within the LGBT London community as the leading nightlife promotions group and has represented London’s dance scene at events including London Pride (host of the Soho Square Dance Stage) and internationally at events including Barcelona Circuit Festival and at cities including Paris, Ibiza and Rome.

Event:        As One in The Park

Entry:        Tickets £35 (early bird), £75 VIP

Venue:       Victoria Park, Hackney, London E9 7DB

Time:          12pm – 10pm

Nearest Tube/National rail: Mile End

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