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.
To be first in line to purchase Sigur Rós Eldborg tickets, with pre-sale Friday May 12, register at nordurognidur.is
Reykjavík’s reputation for being able to throw a party is not lightly earned, and Norður og Niður will significantly ramp up a holiday season already filled with fun, festivities and a truly insane arsenal of fireworks. No-one lights up the dark days quite like the Icelanders. So, in addition to enjoying the Norður og Niður program at Harpa, taking a few days to experience the best that Iceland has to offer is highly recommend.
The band will be offering full travel and tour packages, including flights, hotels, transfers and, of course, concert tickets. Travel and tour packages also allow options to buy now and pay later.
Watch a trailer for the event below…