Ed Sheeran performing at the Southside Festival in 2014. Photo from creativecommons.org
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Summer concerts for pop lovers

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1. Ke$ha and Fifth Harmony

The queen of glitter and the queens of harmonizing are joining forces for this year’s LA Pride in West Hollywood. Ke$ha, who took 2010 by the reigns with her single “Tik Tok,” recently got her officiants license and wed a lesbian couple. Girl group Fifth Harmony, while winning X Factor USA in 2012, also won our hearts with their sunny harmonies. Ke$ha will perform June 13 while Fifth Harmony will hit the stage June 14. Although the parade is free, the concert requires purchase of a ticket.

2. Ed Sheeran

Our favorite English singer-songwriter is back in town. Famously known for his song “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran will lighten up the Hollywood Bowl on June 24 and 25. His opening act is the fellow English band Rixton who sing the hit single “Hotel Ceiling.”

3. 5 Seconds of Summer

Prepare for a summer much long than a couple seconds with this Australian band. 5 Seconds of Summer proved their artistry by winning the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards for “Best Fan Army.” These four young men will perform their hits like “She Looks So Perfect” and “Amnesia” July 20 at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre in Irvine.

4. Charli XCX

Sunbathe on the moon with Charli XCX. After gaining popularity by featuring in Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy,” this English singer heard the sound of our hearts with her instant hit “Boom Clap.” Anticipate a night filled with dancing July 22 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa.

5. Meghan Trainor

Experience what is all about the bass in Meghan Trainor’s upcoming concert. The American singer-songwriter will have you singing at the top of your lungs while performing singles like “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin.” Opening for her are Charlie Puth and Life of Dillon. Catch these artists July 24 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood.