The full lineup for Atlanta Pride was announced Thursday and standing out at the top of the heap are A Great Big World, Rachel Platten, R. City and Sister Sledge. Those four and numerous others will be playing the Coca-Cola Stage on Saturday and Sunday.
Pop duo A Great Big World first gained wide notice in 2013 with their smash hit duet with Christina Aguilera, “Say Something.” Singer Chad King is openly gay and he's said that their latest single “Hold Each Other” is “sort of a big coming out song for me.”
You might not know the name Rachel Platten at first mention, but if you've listened to any pop radio station for more than five minutes in the last six months you'll know the song she's most famous for—“Fight Song.”
R. City is another Pride artist with a smash hit song on the charts, “Locked Away” featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine.
And Sister Sledge closes out Saturday night's lineup, which is sure to include their classic gay anthem “We Are Family.”
“We are proud to offer such an impressive line up for the 2015 Coca-Cola Stage,” said Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director Jamie Fergerson in a statement. “It is exciting to be able to bring such high quality and diverse entertainment to the festival; and to be able to do so with it being absolutely free to attendees is a great testament to our community and corporate support alike. While many other large Pride celebrations have moved to ticketing portions of their festival, Atlanta Pride is committed to keeping access to the festival and our entertainment free of charge.”