Joni Mitchell to make rare live performance at 2024 Grammys

Joni Mitchell.


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Joni Mitchell has been added to the line-up of performers at this year’s Grammy Awards. Mitchell, who is nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2024 Grammys, will perform at the ceremony for the first time. She joins a list of previously announced performers that includes Travis Scott, Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, and Billy Joel. U2 will also appear, with a live performance recorded at the Sphere in Las Vegas.

Mitchell, who was hospitalised in 2015, has been making a quiet return to public life in the subsequent years. She appeared at the Kennedy Center Awards in 2021 and introduced Brandi Carlile’s performance at the 2022 Grammys alongside Bonnie Raitt. Later that year she played a surprise set at the Newport Folk Festival. Last summer she headlined a show at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre.

The 2024 Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 4. Trevor Noah will host the event, which is held at the Arena in Los Angeles. SZA leads the nominees with nine, followed by Victoria Monét, Taylor Swift, and Olivia Rodrigo.

The albums nominated for the Best Folk Album Grammy are Mitchell’s At Newport [Live], plus Rufus Wainwright’s Folkocracy, Paul Simon’s Seven Psalms, Nickel Creek’s Celebratnts, Dom Flemons’ Traveling Wildfire, The Milk Carton Kids’s I Only See The Moon, and Jubilee by Old Crow Medicine Show.