Atlanta Pride announces 2017 festival line-up

Pop star Rita Ora, country singer Ty Herndon, hip-hop group Arrested Development, hit recording artist MAX and legendary The Pointer Sisters are just a handful of the entertainers taking the stage at Pride next...
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[Photos] Erasure’s Andy Bell brings star power to Pride’s Saturday stage

Andy Bell

Erasure front man Andy Bell closed out Atlanta Pride’s stage on Saturday evening, following British pop songstress Rita Ora, who already had the crowd packed to the stage and ready to dance.

Bell, who has also had a successful solo career, treated fans to a set of favorites including Erasure hits like  “Chains of Love.”

Appearing alone on stage, Bell began his set in suit jacket, then tossed it aside to dance and twirl in a sleeveless t-shirt. He also thanked his partner, who he is soon to marry, who was standing to the right of the stage during the show.

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British pop-rocker Rita Ora joins Atlanta Pride stage

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Rita Ora, who has opened for Coldplay and DJ Fresh, will join Amy Ray of Indigo Girls and Andy Bell of Erasure in the entertainment line-up for this year's Atlanta Pride Festival.

The annual LGBT festival is set for Oct. 13-14 in Piedmont Park. Ora, known for her US debut single "How We Do (Party)," will perform on Saturday, Oct. 13. The show is sponsored by radio stations Wild 105.7 and 96.7.