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27 May 2023

In the Utzon Room

Contemporary Music

Hot off her fiercely assured debut EP and a soulful new single, West Melbourne’s R&B queen PANIA is ready to make Sydney take notice, taking to the Utzon Room for her Vivid LIVE debut.

Divinely smooth, mellow soul-R&B… she creates a listening experience that connects deeply with your soul.

Women in Pop

R&B’s It-Girl steps up for her Sydney Opera House debut

Representing West Melbourne’s nascent R&B scene, singer, songwriter and emerging fashion player PANIA has been turning heads with a string of buzzy releases in the last couple of years. Now, fresh from a tour supporting international star Kehlani, she’s about to make her Vivid LIVE debut, rolling into Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room for one show only.

PANIA has worked toward a global sound that reflects her upbringing in the cultural melting pot of West Melbourne. In 2020 she dropped her magnetic debut single, “ICYY”, and blew up with fan-favourite “tiki” in 2021, both of which featured in the hit Netflix series Heartbreak High. Last year saw the release of her breakthrough EP, burnt ur clothes & changed the addy, for which Vice dubbed her “R&B’s It-Girl”, performances at the Listen Out festival, and selection as part of the coveted Converse All Stars program. PANIA started 2023 with a bang, unleashing the honey-smooth, ’80s-R&B-inspired soul single “P STANDS 4 PLAYA” – and she’s only going to get bigger.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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