International music star 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’ over four nights in a huge custom-made pavilion 100m x 55m in size, which will have a total capacity of 5,000 ticketholders for each show.
“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,” said Tourism Minister Roger Cook.
“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’.”
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman said securing Björk was a coup for the state.
“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,” he said.