SALT LAKE, Utah (CelebrityAccess) — Internet and television personality Kalen Allen has been announced as the host for the third annual LOVELOUD Festival.
Set for June 29th at USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake, Utah, the festival is aimed at raising awareness about LGBTQ causes, such as the challenges faced LGBTQ+ youth, which include high rates of suicide and homelessness.
Founded by Dan Reynolds in 2017, the LOVELOUD Foundation will again seek to raise more than $1,000,000 from this year’s event, a goal that was surpassed at last year’s festival. Proceeds from the festival will benefit past beneficiaries The Trevor Project, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, Tegan and Sara Foundation, and Encircle, as well as other organizations that serve LGBTQ+ youth.
The fest will feature multiple stages of music with a lineup that includes Kesha, festival founder and Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, AJR, Tegan & Sara, Daya, K. Flay, PVRIS, and Laura Jane Grace.
The festival has also announced a slate of speakers for 2019 that include Emma González, Lena Waithe (Lead Mentor, AT&T 2019 Mentorship Program), Tyler Glenn, VINCINT, Parson James, Gnash, Andy Allo, Aja Volkman, Ty Herndon, Brandon Stansell, Paul Cardall, Miya Folick, Shannon Beveridge, Vivek Shraya, Shamir and Foreign Figures.
The event will also feature an appearance by Matt Easton, the recent BYU Valedictorian who made headlines for coming out during his graduation speech, as well as a dance routine by former BYU mascot “Cosmo” Charlie Bird feat. BYU Cougarettes and Alumni.
In addition to serving as the emcee for the live festival, Kalen will also host the official LOVELOUD Festival livestream on @ATT, which reached over 7.2 million fans from around the world last year.