This year’s lineup for Vivid LIVE is off to an amazing start, with US R&B artist Solange announced as the first act for the annual festival.

Known to some as Beyoncé’s talented sister, and known to the majority as one of the most forward-thinking and critically-acclaimed artists of recent times, Solange is set to head down to Australia for the first time in a couple of years for Vivid LIVE 2018.

Giving Aussie fans their first chance to hear cuts from her Grammy Award-winning 2016 album, A Seat At The Table, Solange is set to perform at the Sydney Opera House nightly from June 1st to June 4th, playing the record in full at each show.

“Solange’s brilliance in combining spectacular performance with politically-charged music to create a precisely choreographed, fun and riveting neo-soul show, points to the future of R&B,” noted Ben Marshall, Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Music and Vivid LIVE Curator.

“She is the perfect artist, in every sense of the word, to occupy centre-stage at Vivid LIVE, this year celebrating 10 years of ambitious and rigorous contemporary music taking over the Sydney Opera House.”

While we’ll hear who else is on this year’s Vivid LIVE lineup in March, Solange’s appearances at the fest are the only Aussie dates that she has scheduled so if you’re keen on seeing her brilliant live show, it might be worth heading over to Sydney this June.

Tickets will be distributed via a ballot system, with applications opening this morning, and closing on Sunday, March 4th. Successful applications will be sent a notification email on Thursday, March 8th, while unsuccessful applicants will be notified if further tickets are released to these performances.

Check out Solange’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’:

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Solange Vivid LIVE 2018 Dates

Friday, June 1st
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, June 2nd
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, June 3rd
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Monday, June 4th
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Tickets available via ballot system.
Applications open now, and close on Sunday, March 4th