Solange Knowles will perform a series of special in-the-round performances at Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Live 2018, the city’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

The R’n’B artist will perform her breakthrough 2016 Album A Seat at the Table in Australia for the first time across four shows this June. The shows (June 1 to 4) will include dancers and cinema-sized visuals.

Vivid Live is in its 10th year, and curator Ben Marshall couldn’t be more excited.

“With A Seat at the Table’s exploration of black American identity, empowerment and the complexity of black womanhood, [Solange Knowles] is at the intersection of effortlessly cool music and thoughtful activism,” says Marshall.

A ballot for tickets is now open and will close on Sunday March 4 at 11.59pm. Successful ballot applicants will receive an email with a purchase link between 10am and 4pm on Thursday March 8. A maximum of four tickets per customer is available. These will be Knowles’s only Australian shows.

Register for the ballot here

The full Vivid Live 2018 program will be announced in mid March.