26.12.2017 - 31.12.2017
The Big Picture
This December Sigur Rós cordially invite you to go to hell. “Norður og Niður” means “go North and go down”, but translates more accurately as “everything’s going to hell”. For six days across Christmas and New Year the band will set up residence in Reykjavik’s state-of-the-art venue, Harpa, to fill the shortest days with the brightest array of music, art and performance from Iceland and beyond.
New Year is the perfect time to join Sigur Rós on the 66th parallel, in the world’s most northerly capital. The band will perform four concerts in Eldborg, Harpa’s main hall, on December 27, 28, 29 and 30. These will be the first shows by the band in Iceland in five years, and their most intimate since the tiny regional shows on the Heima tour more than a decade ago.
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.
With a capacity of only 1,500 per show, tickets for each Sigur Rós performance will be strictly limited to two per customer and released by proof of ID. Tickets for the Sigur Rós performances and travel packages will go on sale to public on Monday May 15, with the rest of the full program for Norður og Niður to be announced later in the Summer.