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Sigur RíƒÆ’í‚ós Splendour sideshows

Already set to send shivers of delight through Splendour, Sigur RíƒÆ’í‚ós has now added headline performances in Melbourne and Sydney.

There are few bands to that inspire awe like these Icelandic enchanters. Even at a festival, when the guy behind you won’t stop yelling “SIGUR ROS!”, it’s hard not to be transported by their ethereal majesty. Last year, the band released Heima, a DVD and companion album documenting its free tour of Iceland. It’s quintessentially Sigur RíƒÆ’í‚ós: meditative, elegiac and intimately tied to the spirit of their home country.

Better still is the news that a new Sigur RíƒÆ’í‚ós album is due in June. Recording at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, the quartet is said to have called on a boy’s choir and a 67-piece orchestra for one track. This has all the ingredients for the most stunning Sigur RíƒÆ’í‚ós tour yet.

Get swept up by Sigur RíƒÆ’í‚ós at the following sideshows. Tickets go on sale Friday 23 May.

Friday 1 August – Festival Hall, Melbourne

Saturday 2 August – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney