The American singer and songwriter, Janelle Monáe, was announced this morning as the next act to perform at the 2019 Trinity Summer Series. Monáe will perform at the week-long series of concerts, with Paul Weller and New Order already announced as two of the event’s headliners. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, December 14, at 9am, with prices starting at €54.65.
Monáe is an eight-time Grammy nominated artist and her third studio album Dirty Computer was released in April of this year. The album contained the singles Make Me Feel, Django Jane, and PYNK, and included collaborations between Monáe and the artists Zoë Kravitz, Grimes, Pharrell Williams, and Brian Wilson.
Monáe’s style has been described as a fusion of soul, funk, hip-hop, and new wave. She has previous performed as a support act for Katy Perry on her California Dreams tour in 2011 and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers on their I’m With You tour in 2012.
On top of her successful musical career, Monáe is also an actor and producer. She starred in Hidden Figures, playing a NASA aerospace engineer, as well as the movie Moonlight which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016. Monáe also describes herself as an activist and has taken part in a number of campaigns promoting women’s empowerment. Monáe owns her own independent record label, Wonderland Arts Society.
Monáe is also due to play London’s Wembley Arena and the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester next year. There has been speculation among some media outlets that she might make an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival next summer.