cover photo courtesy of LOVELOUD
LOVELOUD may only be on its second year in the festival circuit but it’s bringing HUGE artists to the table for an incredible cause. Founded in 2017 by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, LOVELOUD aims to bring communities and families together to shed a light on unconditionally loving our LGBTQ+ individuals, specifically their youth. With this festival they hope to raise $1 million dollars to help benefit local and national LGBTQ+ charities and organizations.
Here’s a couple of artists included in this year’s LOVELOUD lineup who have also played huge roles in giving back and providing aid to our communities.
Photo courtesy: Oliver Halfin via Imagine Dragons | Facebook
This band is doing “Whatever It Takes” to make a difference in this world, especially with their lead singer being the founder of LOVELOUD. Grammy-award winners Imagine Dragons have made a name for themselves with their unique alt-rock style and their personal genuinity and honesty to their fans through their music and songwriting. They are also no strangers in helping the community; the band started a charity called the Tyler Robinson Foundation which helps young individuals who are battling cancer, as well as their track “I Was Me” released for the One4 project with all proceeds supporting Middle East refugees.
Photo courtesy: Zedd | Twitter
Be sure to “Stay the Night” to catch all the acts at LOVELOUD, including one of the biggest DJ’s in the game aka Zedd. This Grammy-award winning artist continuously creates no.1 hits, including “Clarity” featuring Foxes, and “Stay” featuring Alessia Cara; and he is no stranger in using his career to helping the community. Last April, Zedd successfully curated his Benefit Show, collaborating with ACLU, an organization that strives to defend and preserve our constitutional rights.
Photo courtesy: Willie Toledo via Mike Shinoda | Facebook
Mike Shinoda is a multi-talented graphic designer, producer, musician, songwriter; who just recently released his new album Post Traumatic on June 14. Part of his career includes his journey and success through Linkin Park which he co-founded. Along with fellow band mates Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon and the late Chester Bennington, the two-time Grammy-award winning band founded Music for Relief (MFR), a charity organization that creates environmental programs in hopes to prevent natural disasters and provides aid to disaster survivors. MFR has contributed to helping the victims all over the world—including Haiti, Japan, Nepal, and more—raising over $8 million dollars.
Photo courtesy: LOVELOUD | Facebook
This year’s LOVELOUD Fest will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 and has moved from last year’s location in Orem, Utah, to the Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT. Tickets are available now through this link here, don’t miss out!