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The Grammy-nominated singer will perform at the festival's five-year anniversary party on June 1 in Port Chester, New York

By KC Baker
April 08, 2019 05:09 PM
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Tick tock!

The countdown has begun for Kesha to perform at the Greenwich International Film Festival this June.

The Tik Tok singer will be headlining the film festival’s 5-year-anniversary party on June 1.

The festival will celebrate its 5-years in existence at its “2019 EPIC Anniversary Party” June 1 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, the festival is set to run from May 29 through June 2.

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Actress Connie Nielsen, best known for her roles in the TNT thriller about the notorious Black Dahlia murder, I Am the Night, as well as movies including Wonder Woman and Gladiator, will present the awards for the films in competition.

Tickets are on sale for the concert, which will also feature DJ April Larken.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Human Needs Project, which Nielsen co-founded. The organization provides clean water, sanitation, energy, and business skills training to the most poverty-stricken areas around the world.

“We are thrilled to have Kesha headline GIFF’s 5 year anniversary,” festival founder and board chairman Wendy Stapleton tells PEOPLE. “As an all female-founded and run film festival with a social impact focus, Kesha is a perfect example of the type of artist we like to celebrate; strong, fearless and wildly talented. We can’t wait for June 1st.”

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Kesha is following in the footsteps of Lauryn Hill, who performed at the festival in 2018.

The GIFF has yet to announce the winner of its annual Changemaker Award for its 5th annual gala in Greenwich.

Last year, Ashley Judd was honored at the festival for helping women and children around the world. The year before, Renee Zellweger was lauded for her work supporting ALS research.