- Global music star Björk to headline Perth Festival next year in an Australian exclusive concert series
- Björk's performances are being supported by the McGowan Government through Tourism WA and Lotterywest
- The theme for Perth Festival will be Djinda; the Noongar word for stars
International superstar Björk will headline next year's Perth Festival with an Australian exclusive series of performances before up to 20,000 people.
Björk will perform 'Cornucopia' - her most elaborate production ever - over four nights in the largest custom-made pavilion in the southern hemisphere.
Through Tourism WA and Lotterywest, the McGowan Government is supporting Björk's performances, along with the promotion of Perth Festival and 'Cornucopia' to interstate and international markets.
'Cornucopia' will be the centrepiece of Perth's Festival's 70th anniversary next year, which will have the theme of Djinda; the Noongar word for stars.
The nation's longest-running arts festival showcases local and international artists across music, film, visual arts, and literary events.
Björk's 'Cornucopia' is the artist's most elaborate production to date, and has only been performed in a few cities around the world.
The Perth performances will be held on 3, 6, 9 and 12 March in a huge custom-made pavilion 100 by 55 metres in size, which will have a total capacity of 5,000 ticketholders for each show.
The visually stunning production combines elements of live theatre, immersive media, and musical ensembles.
The full Perth Festival 2023 program will be announced on 27 October 2022.
For more information, visit https://www.perthfestival.com.au/about/about-us.
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:
"We have a clear strategy to attract big names and big events to Western Australia - to drive tourism that will create jobs and stimulate economic activity for local businesses.
"We also want Western Australians to have the opportunity to experience major events across the full spectrum of arts, culture, and sport.
"We are thrilled to have Björk performing for up to 20,000 people in Perth, the only place in Australia where you will be able to see her spectacular performance of 'Cornucopia'.
"This is going to be one of the hottest tickets of the year in an event program packed with highlights in 2023.
"The State Government - through Tourism WA and alongside Lotterywest - has been a strong supporter of the Perth Festival and our local arts scene for many years."
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"Perth Festival is always a highlight of our city's culture and arts calendar. It's a great time for people to get out with their families and friends to support local businesses and see some of our State's best artists.
"Attracting a global superstar like Björk to headline Perth Festival is a real coup for our State's arts and events sectors - putting Perth firmly on the map for interstate and international visitors.
"I'm delighted to welcome international talent Björk to Langley Park next year on the Festival's 70th anniversary, which will showcase a program of events Perth can be proud of."
Tourism Minister's office - 6552 6500
Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 5400