Years and Years’ Olly: “If more people supported LGBT+ artists they’d get more slots”
Olly Alexander has said if more people listened to and supported LGBT+ artists, they’d get more slots at Pride.
Years and Years singer Olly Alexander has suggested that if more people supported LGBT+ artists then they’d they get more slots at Pride events across the UK.
The singer also revealed that he “always donates” his part of the Years and Years fee to perform at any pride they are asked to attend.
This year, Years and Years will be performing alongside Ariana Grande at Manchester Pride.
The singer said that although he’d love to see more LGBT+ headliners “the reality is line ups are a mix of artists depending on their availability and the need to sell tickets.”
I wrote a note ! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rNwVzcTbeA
— olly ✨ (@alexander_olly) February 28, 2019
Manchester Pride has been at the centre of a row over the announcement of Ariana Grande as its headliner in 2019, with many suggesting that the Pride should have chosen an LGBT+ identified person. The singer released a statement over the backlash.