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Kelly Rowland and Natasha Bedingfield to headline San Diego Pride Festival

SAN DIEGO -- R&B and hip-hop star Kelly Rowland and Top 40 songstress Natasha Bedingfield have been named the headliners for San Diego LGBT Pride Festival this summer.

Rowland will perform during the evening of Saturday, July 21. She won Grammy Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2003 for "Say My Name" (Best R&B Song), "Survivor" and "Dilemma" (with Nelly).

Bedingfield will perform during the evening of Sunday, July 22. The Brit was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Unwritten."

“Kelly Rowland and Natasha Bedingfield are great highlights to Pride’s entertainment lineup,” said Dwayne Crenshaw, San Diego LGBT Pride’s executive director. “We are incredibly thrilled to announce this year’s headliners as the Pride team is hard at work to make this the best Pride celebration ever.”

Theme of this year's Pride events, which run July 20-22, is "America's Pride."

Exact performance times and other entertainment announcements will be made in the weeks ahead.

Limited-time, early-bird tickets are now available on Pride’s website.

The mission of San Diego LGBT Pride is to foster pride in and respect for all LGBT communities, locally and globally.

For information about sponsoring San Diego Pride, performing at the festival, being in the parade or being an exhibitor, please visit the Pride website or call (619) 297-7683.