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Tegan and Sara to close off WorldPride Toronto

Feel it in your bones as Tegan and Sara perform during closing ceremonies

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Everything just got a lot more awesome: Canadian darlings and Juno winners Tegan and Sara will perform for the closing ceremonies at this summer’s WorldPride festival in Toronto.

They will be joined by heavy-hitter Melissa Etheridge, who was previoiusly announced as one of this year’s opening acts.

“It is so important for people to see ourselves reflected in the culture around us,” writes TK, arts and culture manager for Pride Toronto. “Tegan and Sara are the perfect artists to spread WorldPride’s message of love, hope and tenacity with their infectious sound.”

The “Closer” singers attended their first Toronto Pride in 1999 and are excited to be taking the stage for this year’s festivities. “We have had the pleasure of celebrating Pride in Toronto with friends too many times to count,” Tegan Quin writes in a press release. “But this year is extra special — it’s WorldPride in Toronto, and we are going to be there. We’re actually playing this year! We couldn’t be more proud to be involved.”

Tegan and Sara will take to the stage June 29 at Yonge-Dundas Square. For more information, visit the WorldPride website, and check back to Daily Xtra for more WorldPride details.

WorldPride takes place Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 29 at various venues around the city.