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4 June 2023

In the Utzon Room

Contemporary Music

From teenage soul sensation to Sydney Opera House debutante, Triple J Unearthed High winner and breakout star JACOTÉNE is set to blow the Utzon Room away in her very first Vivid LIVE appearance.

JACOTÉNE feels like a one-in-a-million talent. A voice that’s out-of-this-world good and summoning some unshakeable soul.

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Experience the debut of a one-in-a-million young talent

She’s just 17 years old, but already Melbourne-based artist JACOTÉNE is wowing critics and audiences with her powerful take on classic soul sounds.

After stunning the judges to take out Triple J’s Unearthed High prize in 2022 she’s taken the stage at Laneway, played to sold out crowds at her London debut, lined up appearances at The Great Escape and Neighbourhood Weekend festivals in the UK, and is now set to make her auspicious debut in the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room for Vivid LIVE.

Inspired by artists as diverse as Toots and the Maytals, Gorillaz, Adele, and Amy Winehouse – to whom she has drawn breathless comparisons – the teenage singer seemed to emerge from nowhere with her debut single, “I Need Therapy (Demo)”, a song powered by a richly textured, old-school voice that stopped listeners dead in their tracks. Uploaded moments before the competition’s closing deadline, “Therapy” took home the Triple J Unearthed High prize and rapidly became one of the network’s top five most-played tracks. With a rare talent that’s poised for greatness, JACOTÉNE’s journey is only just beginning.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the minting of a star.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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