Credit: Maria Mochnacz

Iconic English artist PJ Harvey will return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2012 as one of the first artists announced for Sydney Festival 2017.

The prolific multi-instrumentalist and multiple Mercury Prize winner will embark on a national tour off the back of her critically-acclaimed ninth studio album The Hope Demolition Project, which was informed by research trips to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC and which Harvey recorded during a month-long residency behind one-way glass in a purpose built basement studio in London’s Somerset House, while paying spectators watched the artist at work.

Tickets for the Sydney Festival performance will go on sale on Thursday September 1 at 8.00am. All other shows will go on sale at 9.00am and you can find more information here.

Tuesday January 17 – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
Thursday January 19 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday January 21 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Sunday January 22 – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (Sydney Festival)
Tuesday January 24 – Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, NZ
Wednesday January 25 – Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, NZ
Friday January 27 – Tivioli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

Tile and cover image: Maria Mochnacz