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Sigur Ros announce HarvestFestival sideshows

Following on from Harvest promoter Declan Forde’s revelation that sideshows are very unlikely to be held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this year, festival headliners Sigur Ros have announced two additional gigs in Perth and Adelaide.

These will be the first shows the band has played in Australia since 2008 and will see then perform songs from new album Valtari. According to the band, Valtari is a more “studio based” album than any of its predecessors (which usually start life as rehearsal room jams). Bassist Georg Holm explains that “I really can’t remember why we started this record, I no longer know what we were trying to do back then. I do know session after session went pear-shaped, we lost focus and almost gave up…did give up for a while. But then something happened and form started to emerge, and now I can honestly say that it’s the only Sigur Rós record I have listened to for pleasure in my own house after we’ve finished it.”

Famed for their perfect production and visually stunning performances, there is no doubt these shows will be a well earned treat for fans.

Sigur Ros Harvest sideshows:
Tuesday 13th November –Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
Thursday 15th November – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Check out our live preview of Harvest Festival to see what Sigur Ros, Beck and Grizzly Bear have in store.

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tyler07 said on the 6th Jul, 2012

Finally Adelaide have something to cheer about.


cozza147 said on the 6th Jul, 2012

Best news. These guys at Belvoir will be special!


lang-lands said on the 6th Jul, 2012

Travelling to Perth for this


neuroticwill said on the 7th Jul, 2012

I'll be going to Adelaide.

What's the Thebarton like?


sarcasm_mister said on the 4th Aug, 2012

a little taste of what to expect when Sigur Ros head down here later this year. this is recorded by NPR Music in Brooklyn last week as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn weekend. it's a full two hour set with a setlist that looks a bit like this:

Ekki múkk"
"Ný batter*"
"Í Gær"
"Vaka" (Untitled 1)
"Viðrar vel til loftárása"
"Med blóðnasir"
"Olsen Olsen"

"Popplagið" (Untitled 8)


tyler07 said on the 4th Aug, 2012

I was looking at Sigur Ros' return set lists on Thursday thinking how fucking amazing they are. I'm assuming they'll get an hour at Harvest but am jelly of anyone that gets to one of these sideshows.


Oflick said on the 4th Aug, 2012

Would be cool if they added some songs from Von, but that's still a solid setlist.

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 5th Aug, 2012

First festival set of the tour. What does everyone think?

Ný Batter*
Með Blóðnasir
Olsen Olsen


Oflick said on the 5th Aug, 2012

It's an OK setlist.

Not great, but not bad either. Wish they were playing Svefn-g-englar.


tyler07 said on the 5th Aug, 2012

Only 1 song off Valtari is interesting considering how mint the album is. It's a good setlist and they should be absolutely amazing at Harvest.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 5th Aug, 2012

I will be happy with any set list tbh

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 5th Aug, 2012

Setlist for Harvest announced to consist solely of 45 minute post-rock rendition of "Call Me Maybe".


Oflick said on the 5th Aug, 2012

What if the "setlist" was just Jonsi screaming "I AM IN SIGUR ROS" for an hour?


tyler07 said on the 5th Aug, 2012

I think it'll be interesting to see how they work the Harvest timetable this year. Considering they clashed The Flaming Lips and The National (in Brisbane at least anyways) I wouldn't really be surprised to see Beck on at the same time as Sigur Ros.

If there truly were a God though, Sigur Ros would have a glorious 90 minute set on the Riverstage, and i'll be having some sort of out of body spiritual experience.


Oflick said on the 5th Aug, 2012

If I had to guess (and I do) I'd say either Beck will follow Sigur Ros on the main stage (with Mondo Cane headlining the second stage), or Beck will play the Portishead spot and Sigur Ros will play the Flaming Lips spot.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 5th Aug, 2012

Sigur Ros can just play one note the whole time and have this going on on stage and I would be stoked


grattan said on the 31st Oct, 2012

Dark Horses added as support at both shows.