WOMADelaide adds French pop star Christine and the Queens

French singer/songwriter Christine and the Queens is the latest artist to join the WOMADelaide 2019 lineup.

The project of Nantes-born performer Héloïse Letissier, Christine and the Queens delivered their second album Chris in September to glowing reviews. Continuing a journey into themes of gender and identity that began with 2014’s Chaleaur Humaine, the album saw Letissier adopt the new, abbreviated and gender neutral name of the album’s title.

Christine and the Queens WOMADelaide appearance comes as the group mounts their first ever Australian tour, and will see them perform as part of the festival’s opening night lineup. They will join an already intriguing array of acts including Angelique Kidjo’s rework of Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, Khruangbin and Tkay Maidza.

WOMADelaide 2019
Friday 8 – Monday 11 March
Botanic Park, Adelaide
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WOMADelaide 2019 lineup

Christine and the Queens
Angelique Kidjo
Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness
Khruangbin
John Butler Trio
Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir
Taiwu Ballads Group
Silkroad Ensemble
Amjad Ali Khan (with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra)
La Dame Blanche
Tkay Maidza
Maria Pages
Artonik’s The Colour Of Time
Dona ONete
Baloji
Julia Jacklin
Jamie Smith’s MABON
Las Cafeteras
Sharon Shannon Band
TEEKS

 

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Jamie Morgan

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