Controversial musician will also perform at the film and music festival.

Peaches, the Canadian musician and performance artist known for her sexually explicit songs, has been named as the first headlining act for the second Sundance London film and music festival, which will also host the UK premiere of transsexual rock opera Peaches Does Herself.

The feature, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September, is directed and written by Peaches.

In the semi-biographical concert film, the performer follows the advice of an old stripper and makes sexually forthright music. The electro rock opera chronicles Peaches’ rise in popularity and her love affair with a she-male. It stars Peaches, Danni Daniels, Sandy Kane, Mignon, Sweet Machine Band and Jolly Goods.

It was produced in Germany - where the musician has lived for more than a decade - by I U She Productions.

Peaches said: “I am totally thrilled to be selected for Sundance London and to bring my live show to town in conjunction with the screening. 

Peaches Does Herself gave me a new way to express my views on gender, age, performance and entertainment in general. It digs deeper into what I stand for as an artist while exploring the images and misconceptions surrounding my work.”

The musician, who released her debut album The Teaches of Peaches in 2000, will also perform at the indigO2 on April 26 as part of Sundance London, which runs from April 25-28.

Peaches is the first headlining act booked by Sundance London music programmer Jon Dunn.

The full film and panel programme will be announced on March 11.