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Kae Tempest

Fri Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Fri Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Fri Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Making their Sydney Opera House debut as part of World Pride, gifted British polymath Kae Tempest brings their extraordinary spoken-word performance to the Concert Hall for one night only.

A multi-talented performer whose work ranges across poetry, fiction, theatre, spoken-word and hip-hop, British artist Kae Tempest is one of the most extraordinary and acclaimed talents of their generation, nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, the Ivor Novello Award, and the winner of the Ted Hughes Award for innovation in poetry. As part of Sydney World Pride, Tempest will perform for the very first time at the Sydney Opera House, bringing their transformative live show to the Concert Hall for one unmissable night.

As dazzling as they are prolific, Tempest came up as a rapper on the British spoken-word circuit before winning the Ted Hughes Award for their epic poem, Brand New Ancients. Their first two albums, 2014’s Everybody Down and 2016’s Let Them Eat Chaos, were nominated for Mercury Prizes, and their debut novel, The Bricks That Built the Houses, became a Sunday Times bestseller in 2017.

Tempest’s latest record, 2022’s watershed The Line is a Curve – their first since coming out as non-binary in 2020 – has been hailed as their most powerful work to date, a deeply vulnerable and personal album that the NME called “a direct and dazzling step forward, and a shining example of the power in emotional exploration.” Tempest will be performing tracks from the album, which features collaborations with Lianne Le Havas, Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract and legendary producer Rick Rubin.

A spoken-word sensation that will leave you transformed by the power of personal catharsis.

“Kae Tempest’s music defies boundaries.” – New York Times

“Dazzling wordplay from a generational talent… delivered with extraordinary power and poise.” – Evening Standard

“Resilience, acceptance and surrender sing through Tempest’s soul-mining, secret-bearing wordplay.” – MOJO

“An uplifting experience for troubled times.” – The Scotsman

“Painting a picture of contemporary UK culture in imagistic, intricately wrought verse.” – Pitchfork

Tickets from: $39
Gadigal Land

Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Wheelchair accessible. Find out about accessibility at Sydney Opera House: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/visit-us/accessibility.html

Concert Hall

Performance may contain the use of strobe lighting and smoke machines. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.


Fri Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm
Fri Feb 17 @ 11:00 pm
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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.