This Pride we might not be able to be together, but as media partner with Dublin Digital Pride, RTÉ is still celebrating and standing together with the LGBTQ+ community.
As part of our celebrations, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and RTÉ 2FM have joined forces with two of Ireland’s most popular drag artists, Victoria Secret and Davina Devine to create a unique orchestral lip-sync performance of Sylvester’s “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”.
Members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recorded their parts separately at home; vocalist Susan McFadden sang her heart out, while Victoria and Davina cranked up the music, the wind machine and the flashing lights for a disco fantasy… in their bedrooms. Victoria even took to the streets of Dublin to give you a lip-sync performance with twirls, tassels, harps, luscious strings, hair flicks and much, much more.
Don’t miss this Pride orchestral extravaganza here: https://youtu.be/VZEt0kfCGc8
And to get involved, we have included a list of all the important social media accounts.
You can stay up to date with RTÉ’s support of Dublin Digital Pride and the #virtualprideparade on Twitter (@rte), Facebook and Instagram (@explorerte) using #RTEPride. And you can watch our promo here: https://youtu.be/E-2GC4z9mDA
And here’s more about RTÉ’s support of Pride 2020
RTÉ is celebrating its partnership with Dublin Digital Pride and this year’s #virtualprideparade on Sunday 28th June, by hosting a special Pride weekend, on air and online, including two days of music, interviews and entertainment across RTÉ 2FM, a special RTÉ Concert Orchestra performance, and much more. Saturday 27th June will also feature a special collaboration between 2FM and Mother, the popular LGBTQ+ club night, who will play an exclusive two-hour Pride weekend DJ set.
Here’s what you can look forward on RTÉ 2FM:
- 5pm- 7pm: Conor Behan plays essential Pride anthems
- 7pm – 9pm: Jenny Green presents Electric Disco Pride Special
- 9pm -11pm: Mother Pride Weekend DJ set, only on 2FM
- 9am -11am Louise McSharry’s Pride Breakfast Special
- 3pm – 5pm Stephen Byrne presents a Pride-themed show
- 5pm – 7pm Conor Behan plays more essential Pride anthems
For more on the Dublin Digital Pride, visit www.dublinpride.ie
You can get involved by following these social media accounts
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ RTE2fm