Sigur Rˇs, Bj÷rk Perform Free Show for Iceland

Published: 2008-06-10
Native Icelanders Bj÷rk and Sigur Rˇs are joining forcing to perform a free concert in their home country at the end of the month in a bid to increase recognition of the growing environmental issues and natural image of Iceland.

On June 28th, both rock acts will play an outdoors show in Reykjavik, Iceland at the Botanical Garden on Laugavegur. They will be accompanied by artists such as Ël÷f Arnalds, who is also from Iceland, and a few other artists from outside of the nation. Bj÷rk told the Icelandic publication Morgunbladid that the country is behind in being environmentally-friendly and needs to start incorporating 'green thinking' into what it does. The building of more dams and aluminum factories is one factor that continues to hinder progress so new options should perhaps be considered, the 42-year-old musician stated.

Last year, Bj÷rk released her sixth studio record entitled Volta, which was nominated at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Sigur Rˇs are coming out with their fifth full-length album, Me­ su­ ' eyrum vi­ spilum endalaust (which means "With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly" in English) at the end of this month on the 23rd of June. Meanwhile, Ël÷f Arnalds released her debut album, Vi­ Og Vi­, last year.

Writer: Stephanie Ng Wan



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