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Björk announces ‘elaborate’ new live show Cornucopia

The Icelandic earth-goddess is gearing up for 2019 with an exciting new concert concept

Björk has taken to Instagram to announce the arrival of her new live show titled, Cornucopia, which will debut alongside the opening of New York’s new arts centre The Shed in spring 2019. 

Yesterday, The Icelandic musician posted an enchanting image from the shoot of her 2017 album Utopia alongside a caption which reads: “this winter i (sic) will prepare my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators”.

Alex Poots, the artistic director and CEO of Manhattan venue The Shed has also stated to Variety that “this is Bjork’s first-ever production created with theatrical collaborators”, including Tony Award-winning director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany. There have been no hints regarding whether Cornucopia will feature new material from Björk yet, though, with Poots simply adding that he felt honoured to host the star and her exciting new show. 

Björk will be joined on stage by Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra, which consists of seven female members, all of which appeared on her latest studio album. Also among the large creative team involved in putting the show together is media artist Tobias Gremmler, who will “imagine the digital visual design in an environment created by stage designer Chloe Lamford”.

Her on-stage visuals have always been nothing short of spectacular, so it seems a sure-fire fact Cornucopia will blow us away in the weirdest, Björkiest way possible in 2019.

Watch back the artist’s first live TV performance in eight years below.