The minders of the famous San Francisco Castro Street Fair passed along this press release announcing the exciting news that Peaches, the Canadian electronic musician who provided guest vocals on Pink’s album Try This, will be the headliner for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the great event, October 6th.
If you’ve not seen Peaches perform, here she is singing her modern classic, “Fuck The Pain Away:”
Here’s the release:
Castro Street Fair Announces Peaches as Headliner for 40th Anniversary Celebration
Performance and Electronic Music Artist, Peaches, makes Castro Street Fair Debut
San Francisco, Calif. (August 20, 2013) – The Castro Street Fair Board of Directors announced today that they have signed Peaches, world renowned and sexually progressive pop-star, to perform at the 40th anniversary of the Castro Street Fair on October 6th.
Peaches, along with her Peachettes, will be headlining the Castro Street Fair Main Stage. Her performance will include a never-before-seen tribute to disco legend Sylvester, who performed at the second annual Castro Street Fair in 1975. The Peachettes are a group of local performers produced by Midnight Mass choreographer, Rory Davis.
“The Castro Street Fair is beyond thrilled to have Peaches as part of our Ruby Anniversary celebration,” said Executive Director George Ridgely. “She will undoubtedly deliver a show stopping performance,” he said.
Since the release of her debut album in 2000, Peaches has spread her smart and progressive lyrics to the pop culture landscape, harnessing a worldwide audience and, along with the countless followers, shaped the mainstream into a more inclusive and sexually progressive surrounding. 2013 saw the release of Peaches’ critically acclaimed feature film debut, Peaches Does Herself. Of the film, The Hollywood Reporter stated that it was, “A loosely biographical rock opera featuring outlandish costumes, transsexual dancers, lashing of smutty humor and simulated hardcore sex, this self-directed carnival of carnal excess feels like The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a postgrad doctorate in Queer Theory.” Over the years, she’s built a reputation for her suggestive and intelligent lyrics, her amalgamation of rock and electro sounds, and her balls-out performances; while continuing to outdo herself with each brash step.
“I am so proud to be part of Castro Street Fair, especially because it was started by the fearless Harvey Milk. This year, being the 40th anniversary, I will help honor another fearless incredible San Fran LGBT Legend, Sylvester. I can’t wait to be a part of this! Yes!!!!”
Entertainment at this year’s fair will pay homage to the 40 years of music and entertainment that has been the fabric of the Castro Street Fair since its inception. A full line-up of performers and set times will be published on the Castro Street Fair website (http://www.castrostreetfair.org) in the weeks prior to the event.
The Castro Street Fair is a not-for-profit community street celebration that was founded by Harvey Milk in 1974. Hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations line the streets and celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance stages can be found throughout the fairgrounds. The Castro Street Fair is held the first Sunday of October every year and this year will be held on October 6th from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Market and Castro Streets.
Proceeds from the Fair, including gate donations, will be shared with these beneficiaries in 2013: AIDS Emergency Fund/Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, AIDS Housing Alliance, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Bay Positives, Castro Community On Patrol, Community United Against Violence (CUAV), Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association, Castro Country Club, Ducal Council of San Francisco, The Family Link, Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, Haight Ashbury Community Nursery School, Hartford Street Zen Center, Imperial Council of San Francisco, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Metropolitan Community Church-San Francisco, McKinley Elementary School – Parent-Teacher Association, Most Holy Redeemer – AIDS Support Group, Project Open Hand, Queer Life Space, and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.
Sponsors of the 2013 Castro Street Fair include Miller Brands, Chevron, US Bank, the GLBT Historical Society, The Bay Area Reporter, Whole Foods, Via Media and Recology; along with additional funding and support from Grants for the Arts and the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Technical Services Program.
To learn more about Peaches, please visit her website at: http://www.PeachesDoesHerself.com
To learn more about the Castro Street Fair, please visit our website at: http://www.castrostreetfair.org.
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