Icelandic Rockers and pioneers in ambient music Sigur Ros are set to perform a free show at British Summer Time in Hyde Park this July. The Reykjavik based group are famous for their incredible euphoric music and unrivaled live shows and this year this year they will join fellow British Summer Time headliners Stevie Wonder & Celine Dion.
sigur rós present a liminal sound bath with Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley
the great oak stage, hyde park, london from 7pm tues july 9th / free event in association with Calm
— sigur rós (@sigurros) May 21, 2019
Sigur Ros first broke on to the music scene in 1999, with a very simple mission statement “We are not a band, we are music … We are simply gonna change music forever, and the way people think about music. And don’t think we can’t do it, we will.” Since then they have gone on to amass an incredible career and produced some of the most iconic songs in history.
Speaking on their live-shows Stereogum magazine describes them as “a transportive, communal experience, a sort of secular church service — instead of the Holy Spirit, we’re moved by the band’s intangible force, their delicate balancing act of violent aggression and hypnotic respite. It hardly matters whether Birgisson’s singing in gibberish or his native Icelandic — at a Sigur Rós show, we’re all speaking in tongues”.
Writing in The Guardian fellow musician Muhly descrbied Sigur Ros as being at the forefront of an icelandic music revolution stating“The thing I love about Sigur Rós is it’s music that’s floating and music that’s on the grid. And there’s meaning that’s floating and meaning that’s on the grid.” and it’s these floating performances that fans can enjoy for free this 9th of July as part of British Summer Time at Hyde Park.
OPEN HOUSE IS BACK!
Free entry + activities
Mon 8 – Thu 11 July with:
@sigurros presents LIMINAL: Live ambient performance
Street food market + more
ALL FREE!https://t.co/VucR7F2Kax pic.twitter.com/mh0XiyZS5P
— BST Hyde Park (@BSTHydePark) May 21, 2019
Sigur Ros aren’t the only band to be at BST this July however. The festival is set to be a huge event for over 70,000 people to see some of the most incredible and famous names in music. With a very clear focus and selection of bands the event is set to host an incredible array of music throughout July including “Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Florence + The Machine, Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas, Keane, Josh Groban, Claire Richards, The National & Lykke Li” With the support acts for each day focused around their headliner.
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NEWSFLASH: #StevieWonder headlines Saturday 6 July with VERY special guest @lionelrichie for one epic Song Party! Barclaycard pre-sale starts NOW: http://barclaycard.co.uk/entertainment Our pre-sale starts 9am Thursday: https://www.bst-hydepark.com/newsletter/presale-sign-up/ … Tickets on sale 9am Friday Get ready!
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