Sigur Rós Announce Initial Holiday Festival Lineup: Jarvis Cocker, Kevin Shields, and More

Norður og Niður Festival in Iceland This December

Sep 18, 2017 Bookmark and Share


Iceland's Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30. Now they have announced the initial lineup and it features Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, Dan Deacon, Julianna Barwick, and more. See the full initial lineup below.

Back in May we posted our interview with the band's Georg Holm about Norður og Niður and the challenges of recording their new album.

"We've got loads of ideas, but there are not many I can confirm right now," said Holm in our interview. "We will be playing four shows but we're still working on everything else. I can definitely promise a very unique experience and some of the ideas, to be honest, are quite outrageous. [Laughs] It's going to be fun. We don't want it to be too serious but fun. It's not a music festival or an art festival, but we'll definitely have art installations and dance pieces and bands playing and events that will be kind of weird. There will also be something involving Christmas music. I can tell you that."

A previous press release further described the festival as such: "Elsewhere in Harpa, Norður og Niður will host musical performances, art installations, dance pieces, film screenings, spoken word and impromptu happenings, many of them featuring the extended network of friends and collaborators that they have met and worked with throughout their twenty-plus year career."

Below also is a trailer for Norður og Niður and read our interview with the band here.

Norður og Niður Initial Lineup:

Jarvis Cocker (UK)
Kevin Shields (UK)
Stars of The Lid (USA)
Dan Deacon (USA)
Julianna Barwick (USA)
Sin Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárason (Iceland)
JFDR (Iceland)
Hugar (Iceland)

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Maitri Shah
September 18th 2017
10:11pm

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