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Solange will play Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live
Written by
Emma Joyce

Summer’s barely left the building, but we’re already hyped for winter because we have our first announcement for Sydney’s biggest winter festival, Vivid Sydney. Grammy award-winning Solange Knowles is the first act on the line-up for Vivid Live, the contemporary live music program at Sydney Opera House.

Playing exclusively at Vivid Live, Solange will perform her acclaimed breakthrough album A Seat at the Table for the first time in Australia. Tickets for the June 1-4 shows will be available through a ballot system, which is open right now. You have seven days to make an application for tickets, successful applicants will then be notified via email with a link to purchase tickets between 10am-4pm (AEDT) on Thursday March 8.

It’s expected to be a spectacular show; Solange will perform in the round, offering audiences a 360° view of her, the cinematic sets and accompanying dancers. We repeat: these four dates are her only scheduled shows in the country.

Tickets range from $79-$137, which is stupidly cheap considering Solange’s global recognition as a powerhouse of R’n’B and her politically charged music championing and challenging black American identity.

The full Vivid Live program will be announced in mid-March. Watch this space for more information on the tenth year of the world’s largest winter festival of light, music and ideas.

Register for the ballot before Sunday March 4.

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