The first acts for the Sigur Rós-curated NORÐUR OG NIÐUR have been announced - with Jarvis Cocker, Kevin Shields and Julianna Barwick among them.
Dan Deacon, JFDR and Stars of the Lid also appear at the event, which takes over Reyjavík’s Harpa Concert Hall between 27th and 30th December.
“We are beyond excited about NORÐUR OG NIÐUR,” the band say in a statement. “Organising your own festival is brilliant, you draw-up a fantasy league of all your favourite players, reach out to people, cross your fingers, and with a little bit of luck and good timing, get a wholly phenomenal squad of unbeatable talent all in one place at one time ready to make magic happen.”
The full list of acts confirmed is:
Jarvis Cocker (UK)
Kevin Shields (UK)
Stars of The Lid (USA)
Dan Deacon (USA)
Julianna Barwick (USA)
Sin Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárason (Iceland)