BJÖRK set to light up Perth Festival 2023

Perth-Festival-Bjork-presents-Cornucopia-photo-by-Santiago-FelipeOne of the greatest art-pop musicians on our planet, Björk, will headline Perth Festival 2023 for an Australian-exclusive season of her dazzling live concert experience Cornucopia in the heart of Perth.

For this very special Festival closing celebration supported by Tourism WA, audiences are invited into a custom-made pavilion in Langley Park to discover Björk’s cyber-sonic Garden of Eden in which nature and technology merge in perfect harmony.

Björk has presented Cornucopia only a few times in select cities around the world and the Icelandic icon’s week-long Perth riverfront residency is a rare opportunity to experience her spectacular theatrical concert masterpiece for the first time in Australasia.

This sublime feast for all the senses is Björk’s most elaborate production yet and her first and only live concert performance in Australia since 2008.

She takes to the stage in a special 100m x 55m pavilion, the largest of its kind to be seen in the Southern Hemisphere and constructed exclusively for Perth Festival, which will host almost 5000 guests each night.

Cornucopia is a visually spectacular landscape of lush colours, futuristic screens and wild images of nature that comes alive with Björk’s wondrous music, as she performs live alongside musicians and choirs of flutes and voices.

Co-directed by Björk and Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, this “sci-fi pop concert” is based on her environmentally themed 2017 album Utopia, plus songs from new album Fossora and hits from her 30-year solo career.

There are water drums, a cocoon-like reverb chamber, a video message from Greta Thunberg, costumes by the fashion house Balmain and the lavish visuals of artist Tobias Gremmler projected above designer Chiara Stephenson’s beautiful forest of flora and fungi.

As we celebrate the Perth Festival 2023 theme of Djinda (stars), we welcome one of the world’s greatest stars, an artist who continues to inspire, experiment and redefine the boundaries of what it means to be a musician.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the glorious, otherworldly brilliance of Björk’s Cornucopia right here in Perth.

“There is no greater joy than welcoming Björk to Perth. She is an adored artist at the forefront of international creative imagining, and Cornucopia is the epitome of that artistry” says Artistic Director Iain Grandage.

“Here on Noongar Boodjar in one of the ten most bio-diverse places on the planet, we welcome her explosion of visual and aural wonderment with open arms and excited expectation. We hope you can join us.”

The full Perth Festival 2023 program will be announced next Thursday 27 October. Perth Festival opens 10 February 2023. The Lotterywest Films season opens next month on Monday 21 November 2022. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Bjork presents Cornucopia – photo by Santiago Felipe