As the light-filled days of the Icelandic Summer start to draw in, Sigur Rós reveal the first acts to perform at NORÐUR OG NIÐUR, their ambitious curation of Harpa, Reykjavik’s premiere state-of-the-art venue. This December 27-30, the shortest, darkest days of Iceland’s Winter will play host to a multimedia event bringing together performances from friends and collaborators from all over the world.
No-one lights up the dark days quite like the Icelanders. Reykjavík’s reputation for being able to throw a party is not lightly earned, and NORÐUR OG NIÐUR will significantly ramp up a holiday season already filled with fun, festivities and a truly insane arsenal of fireworks.
The first acts have been confirmed: Jarvis Cocker (UK), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) (IRE), Stars of The Lid (USA), Dan Deacon (USA), Julianna Barwick (USA), Sin Fang, Sóley and, Örvar Smárason (ISL), JFDR (ISL) and Hugar (ISL).
And the second wave of acts have been confirmed: Mogwai (SCO), Jóhann Jóhannsson (ISL), Blanck Mass (UK), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) (UK), Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun (FRA), Mammút (ISL), The Icelandic Dance Company (ISL), Kristín Anna (ISL) and Kjartan Holm & Caleb Smith (ISL / USA).
Alongside the NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival line up, Sigur Rós will perform each night in Eldborg, Harpa’s main concert hall. The band’s performances mark their first shows by in Iceland in more than five years, and their most intimate since the tiny regional shows on the Heima tour more than a decade ago. Sigur Rós shows are sold separately to NORÐUR OG NIÐUR.