The latest addition to Atlanta Pride’s entertainment roster brings youth and an international flair to the Pride stage. Up-and-coming British pop sensation Rita Ora joins the previously announced Andy Bell as a performer on Saturday, October 13th and Amy Ray on Sunday, October 14th.
Ora, who began singing at a young age, initially came into the public eye in Britain through her appearance in the film Spivs in 2004, as well as during her time as a contestant on Eurovision: Your Country Needs You in 2009. She eventually caught the eye of Jay-Z, who signed her to his Roc Nation label.
With her debut American single, “How We Do (Party),” making its way up the charts, Ora is preparing to release her debut album, Ora, stateside in September. Her appearance at Atlanta Pride comes in the midst of supporting Coldplay and DJ Fresh on their respective tours.
Check out the video for “How We Do (Party)” below.
The full Atlanta Pride press release is below:
ATLANTA PRIDE ANNOUNCES RITA ORA APPEARANCE
Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced today that Rita Ora will perform at the 2012 Atlanta Pride Festival.
On the heels of recent announcements about the appearances of Andy Bell and Amy Ray during the event, the APC now reports, the addition of powerhouse vocalist, Rita Ora to the line up! Ora’s performance, scheduled for Saturday, October 13th, has been made possible through the Atlanta Pride Committee’s relationship with radio partner, Wild 105.7 & 96.7.
The British sensation will take a break from her supporting slots on Coldplay and DJ Fresh tours to perform for Atlanta Pride on Saturday evening. Ora will bring her impressive vocals to the stage with a style and personality that is truly her own. The buzzing performance is sure to include her US debut single, “How We Do (Party),” which is, according to her website, “An infectious pop-rock party anthem paired with her stunning vocals.”
APC Board Chair, Glen Paul Freedman said of the announcement, “We are so excited to add this amazing artist to our increasingly robust 2012 stage performances! It is only through relationships like our partnership with Wild 105.7 & 96.7 that we are able to include an artist like Ora and still keep the festival free to everyone.” Freedman continued, “We are confident that everyone will enjoy the line up we are putting together this year and hope to see Piedmont Park full of festival supporters having a great time!”
The entire 2012 line up is scheduled to be published in September.
For information about Atlanta Pride, please visit: www.atlantapride.org.
For information about Rita Ora, please visit: www.ritaora.com