Sigur Rós confirmed for Transmission at Live from Jodrell Bank 2013

Posted: 16th January 2013
The Icelandic experimentalists will perform under the summer stars, tickets on sale [18/1/2013]
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The University of Manchester's historic Lovell telescope will provide part of the backdrop for another Transmission at Jodrell Bank concert. And what better way to ogle at the stars and imbibe the night air than with Iceland's atmospheric electronic-rock chill-wave specialists, Sigur Rós?

Sigur Rós will provide the perfect end to the summer with a full show, as well as several lectures, workshops and 'experiments' being included in the overall ticket price. They will follow in Elbow and Flaming Lips' footsteps, giving music fans a chance to witness a moving musical spectacle in an unrivalled setting.

Tickets on sale now, with tickets costing £35.

In 15 years, Sigur Rós have produced a veritable fountain of eclectic and ethereal albums and EPs that have sound-tracked, not only many thousands of fan's lives but also TV idents, documentaries and, of course, Vanilla Sky (Tom Cruise movie). The album "Ágætis byrjun", their second, broke the mould of English-only albums dominating the charts and subsequent albums have all reached the upper echelons of the listings, including 2012's "Valtari".

The band's forthcoming March tour, which includes dates in Glasgow, Manchester (two), Wolverhampton and finally London (three dates) has totally sold out - and tickets for this massive event are expected to shifty quickly. Guests are TBC.

The band have also been confirmed as part of the Eden Sessions' 2013 schedule, playing in Cornwall on 30th June. Tickets will cost £35, on sale now.

Paul Pledger