Kylie Minogue to perform for Madrid`s gay pride

Updated: Jun 26, 2010, 09:45 AM IST

Madrid: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will perform a free open air concert next month during Madrid`s gay pride festivities, organisers said Friday.

The 42-year-old ‘All the Lovers’ singer will take to the stage at the Plaza de Espana in the heart of the Spanish capital after the gay pride parade, one of Europe`s largest, on July 3.

"I am really very touched. For a long time now I have had a special relationship with the gay public and I am pleased that they are counting on me to celebrate such a special occasion," she told Shangay, a bi-monthly magazine geared to the gay market.

Minogue has been dating Spanish model Andres Velencoso, 32, since 2008 and is a frequent visitor to Spain.

Madrid`s pride parade features dozens of floats, many of them from corporate sponsors, and it draws hundreds of thousand of revellers. It caps off a week of festivities that include outdoor concerts and dancing.

Bureau Report