Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will be the headline performer at Pride in London in Trafalgar Square on 28 June. The announcement was made on Explovia – London’s going out app – which is a partner of Pride in London, promoting the festival of events that make up Pride week.

Wurst said: ‘Let us be proud about who we are and let us give a statement for love, respect and tolerance. And most of all, let us be proud and think about those LGBTI people around the world who can’t make a Gay Pride in their countries.’

Michael Salter, Chair of Pride in London said: ‘Conchita is an incredible example of the power of having the #FreedomTo be oneself. Winning Eurovision, she raised the profile of the LGBT+ community across a continent and sent an important political message. We are thrilled that she is coming to celebrate Pride in London.’

Pride in London is a week-long festival celebrating all aspects of the LGBT community and one of the largest annual events held in the capital, along with the London Marathon and New Year fireworks, regularly attracting nearly a quarter of a million people. This year’s Pride festival takes place from 22–29 June, with the parade on 28 June.

Visit the official Pride in London website for the full line-up of entertainment happening in Trafalgar Square and on the Dean Street Stage & Women’s Stage.