Emerging American star Kelsey Lu makes her Sydney Opera House debut with her original blend of dreamy chamber pop, avant garde arrangements, and leftfield grooves.

Kelsey Lu


Bennelong Point
2000 NSW

Sydney Opera House
Kelsey Lu
Kelsey Lu

Event Details

One of the most exciting new talents to emerge on the American pop scene, singer, songwriter, cellist and producer Kelsey Lu is set to give Vivid LIVE audiences a taste of her transporting mix of avant garde chamber-pop and futurist beats, making her Sydney Opera House debut across three performances in the Utzon Room.

Emerging on the scene with her atmospheric, cello-and-vocals EP Church, the classically trained, underground hip-hop weaned North Carolina native drew rave reviews and attracted the attention of famous fans, leading to collaborations and live performances with André 3000, Florence + the Machine, Oneohtrix Point Never, Lady Gaga, Kelela, and appearances on both Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound and Solange’s A Seat at the Table.

Drawing on influences as varied as Rachmaninoff, Billie Holiday and Thelonious Monk, Lu’s dreamscape sound continues to evolve and surprise, with the ethereal, Skrillex-co-produced “Due West” and latest single, the evocative “Shades of Blue”.

General Public tickets on sale Friday 22 March 2019.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.