“I hear you. I will be on Pride Island, where I was born.”
After months of speculation, Madonna has been confirmed as the headliner of WorldPride 2019 in New York City.
On 30 June, the Queen of Pop will perform at the Hudson River Park Pier 97 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, alongside several other legendary acts such as Cyndi Lauper, Ciara and Grace Jones.
Madonna revealed the news on The Today Show through a video message whilst wearing a rainbow flag, sunglasses and hat. “I hear you. I will be on Pride Island, where I was born,” she announced.
Chris Frederick, NYC Pride’s Executive Director, said: “The community called loud and clear for an appearance by Madonna at Pride Island for WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
“I’m thrilled to report that Madonna and WorldPride NYC delivered on that call. This is going to be a night that our Pride Island guests will remember for the rest of their lives.”
Madonna has also partnered with The Trevor Project for the entire month of Pride.
She will release a collection of limited-edition rainbow vinyl editions of her upcoming 14th studio album Madame X, and all the proceeds will be donated to the LGBTQ organisation.
Madame X is Madonna’s first full-length studio album since Rebel Heart in 2015. The album – which features singles such as Medellin, I Rise and Crave – will be available on iTunes and streaming services on 14 June.