Conor Maynard has been announced as the latest addition to the line-up of As One In The Park 2013, a new LGBT festival for London, to be held in Victoria Park, Hackney on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th May.
Presented by Orange Nation, As One In The Park will be the first credible large-scale gay festival in London for over a decade, putting the capital in line with other major European cities. Victoria Park is firmly established as a prime festival site, already playing host to events including Field Day. As One In The Park is the day after Field Day and will be using their infrastructure and production crew.
Conor Maynard shot to fame in 2012 after winning MTV's Brand New for 2012 Award. His debut album 'Contrast' charted at No.1 in the UK, and has spawned four Top 10 hits including 'Can't Say No', 'Vegas Girl', 'Turn Around' featuring Ne-Yo, and current single 'Animal' featuring Wiley.
BRIT nominee Rita Ora has been announced as the headline artist for the main stage, performing her three No.1 hits taken from her No.1 album, 'Hot Right Now', 'R.I.P.', 'How We Do (Party)' and more including new single 'Radioactive'. Very special guest, Holly Johnson, will be making his first London appearance for several years and will be performing his greatest hits including solo hits 'Love Train' and 'Americanos' together with classic Frankie Goes To Hollywood material, 'The Power Of Love', 'Two Tribes', 'Welcome To The Pleasuredome', and 'Relax', which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Katy B will also be performing live on the main stage, as will X Factor stars Union J and Rylan, and Israeli superstar DJ Offer Nissim. There will also be DJ sets by Skin (Skunk Anansie), Boy George and Mark Vedo, and DJ/vocalist, Peyton. Further acts and DJs will be announced soon.
There will also be 4 large indoor arenas and 5 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, The Week, Scream, and Rapido, while the Best Of British Arena will be hosted by Beyond, Orange, and Salvation. Other brands involved in the event will be Delooded, Shadow Lounge, Popstarz, Bearracuda, Madame Jojo's, FNDHRR, Girl Action, L Fest, Mint, Code, Ku Bar, Rupert Street and Comptons with more to be announced.
Held since 2010 at Vauxhall's Fire, As One is London's biggest multi-room gay club event, uniting the biggest brands and promoters from across the world for special one-off events.
Line-up so far
Skin (Dj Set)
Boy George & Mark Vedo
Very Special Guest:
More Live Acts To Be Announced
Over 100 Artists, Brands & Djs, Over 9 Arenas
A limited number of exclusive VIP Tickets are available for As One In The Park 2013.
VIP ticket benefits include:
FAST TRACK ENTRY
COMPLEMENTARY GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE
ENTRY TO SHADOW LOUNGE EXCLUSIVE VIP VILLAGE (behind the Main Stage)
£35 (early bird), £75 VIP
12pm - 10pm
Hackney, London E9 7DB
Nearest Tube/National rail: Mile End