Sharon Van Etten to play special orchestral show at BBC Proms

Musician and 'The OA' star to team up with Heritage Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall

The BBC Proms line-up has been announced for 2018, with Sharon Van Etten among the artists confirmed for the Late Night Proms.

The singer-songwriter and actor will play a special show with the Heritage Orchestra (who have previously performed with the likes of DJ Yoda and John Cale) as well as British conductor Jules Buckley on August 8.

The event, which will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, will celebrate the diversity of modern New York City.

It will also feature performances from Hercules & Love Affair and Serpentwithfeet. Tickets go on sale here from May 12.

Proms director David Pickard says of the NYC-inspired line-up: “It is contemporary music from across New York as it’s happening at the moment. It is a very vibrant scene in terms of what people are writing, and it is boundary-crossing as well – there is a lot of experimentation going on.”

The 2018 Proms will also mark the 100 years since the start of female suffrage, confirming that a record 24 female composers (including Anna Meredith) will take part this year.

Van Etten, who is working on a new album, ventured into acting recently, appearing in hit Netflix show The OA.

She also featured on a new song last year by actor/musician Michael Cera, titled ‘Best I Can’.

Watch Van Etten perform in a NME live session above.