With artists such as Jools Holland & his Rhythm Blues Orchestra and English Touring Opera already topping the bill for this year’s Perth Festival of the Arts in May, the Festival has now announced Dundee-grown pop star Be Charlotte within its ten-day star-studded line-up.
The 21-year old singer, songwriter and producer, who recently performed at the opening of the V&A, will give a special Festival concert in Perth Theatre Studio on 17th May.
Since starting to find her voice as a teenager, Be Charlotte has been all about finding inner strength and inspiring others to do the same, and is ready to speak up. Leaving school at 17 to concentrate on music, she has played extensively around Europe, North America and Africa, honing her songwriting craft by taking in influences from classic songwriters, modern pop and hip hop.
We are thrilled to welcome Be Charlotte to this year’s Festival line-up. A fierce sense of identity runs through her music and we feel this will be a very special concert to look out for when tickets go on saleBe Charlotte was signed by record label Columbia/ Sony Music in 2017. Taking on a male-dominated industry, Be Charlotte aims to challenge that hegemony with her mix of anthemic songwriting, shimmering pop synth sounds and banging beats. You can dance to her music, but there’s meaning behind it too.
On speaking of the Festival, Be Charlotte said “I'm so excited to play in this amazing venue. When I was 14 years old, Perth was the first place I travelled out of Dundee to play my music. The people there were so supportive and I cannot wait to come back there with my band and put on a great show.”
Be Charlotte will join over 300 artists from the worlds of rock, jazz, folk, classical music, theatre and other art forms who are set to take part in this year’s arts-packed Festival.
Perth Festival of the Arts will run from 16th to 25th May in venues across the city. Now in its 48th year, the Festival is long-established as one of Scotland’s leading independent arts festivals.
Helen MacKinnon, Festival Administrator commented “We are thrilled to welcome Be Charlotte to this year’s Festival line-up. A fierce sense of identity runs through her music and we feel this will be a very special concert to look out for when tickets go on sale.”
The full Festival programme is set to be announced in March. Tickets are on general sale from 25 March, with priority booking available to Festival Friends from 18 March - how to become a Festival Friend.
Perth Festival of the Arts is an annual 10-day May Festival, founded in 1972, and taking place in the City of Perth in Scotland. Now in its 48th year, it is one of the oldest continuously running arts Festivals in Scotland. It started as an opera and classical music festival in the early '70s and now covers all art forms. The 2019 Festival begins on Thursday 16th May and runs until Saturday 25th May 2019 in venues including Perth Concert Hall & Theatre and St John’s Kirk.
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