Singer Duncan Laurence will open the ninth edition of the Rotterdam Pride 2022 in June. He will do so with an opening concert on Pink Saturday on June 18, which will be held on the Coolsingel this year. The organization behind Rotterdam Pride announced the program on Thursday.
In addition to Laurence, Pink Saturday will also feature performances by, among others, the Dutch finalist of the Eurovision Song Contest S10 and Willie Wartaal & Doppelgang. During the Pride Week, which is from June 17 to June 26, there are also several lectures with well-known speakers.
For example, Australian footballer Josh Cavallo will speak in a call at the Pride Conference. The 22-year-old footballer became world famous last year after coming out. Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb will speak at the conference about how the Maasstad can become more inclusive.