PJ Harvey announces major Gunnersbury Park show

PJ Harvey has announced a major Gunnersbury Park show next summer, with special guests including Big Thief, Tirzah and Shida Shahabi.

PJ Harvey

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.

Tickets go on general sale from 9am this Friday, 27 October – and can be bought via the Ticketmaster and AXS sites.

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.

PJ Harvey Gunnersbury Park

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.

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“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.”

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