Set to take place on 18 August, the show will come in the wake of her recent, critically-acclaimed tenth studio album, I Inside the Old Year Dying.
The only ever artist to win the Mercury Prize twice (in 2001 and again 2011), PJ Harvey will have an astounding catalogue to offer and a beguiling live spectacle to unfold.
What’s more, she’ll be joined by some very special guests, including the prodigious indie-folk outfit Big Thief, singer-songwriter Tirzah and Stockholm-based composer Shida Shahabi.
Describing the special forthcoming show and its remarkable assortment of support acts, PJ Harvey (full name: Polly Jean Harvey) has shared: “I’m grateful to Gunnersbury Park for inviting me to curate this event.
“I have chosen what I feel to be some of the most exciting artists working today. With them I hope to be able to give the audience an emotional, heartening and uplifting experience.”
In our four-star review of I Inside the Old Year Dying, whynow wrote: “Bliss is the predominant emotion here, as Harvey fully envelopes you in something that couldn’t be further from the contemporary political horrors captured on [PJ Harvey’s prior, ninth studio album] The Hope Six Demolition Project.
“As a result, when closing song ‘A Noiseless Noise’ elects to end I Inside… with its atonal dissonance and strumming of electric guitars, it strikes like a startling wakeup from an album-long dream in a mediaeval fantasyland.”