How does one review a Sigur Ros festival set? I really believe that it can write it’s self – or that anyone who is bothered to read this review that wasn’t there can’t predict what might be written about an open air SR concert. Nothing eventful happened, no one fell off stage or hit Jónsi with a lollipop, and most people that were there enjoyed it – (okay, maybe one guy didn’t because his girlfriend told him to shut up during that song from “Vanilla Sky”).
The Icelanders did however bring one of the more impressive stage rigs of the weekend yet – with it’s multiple layers of LED displays and impressive live filming and lighting. It helps create the mood – because as you can imagine, Sigur Ros’ unique brand of long and winding post-rock is not usually necessary to stare at the players on stage – in fact – I can’t imagine anything more boring than watching an Icelandic man play a guitar with a bow for an hour and singing made up words without a light show.
Sigur Ros delivered though – and managed to give everyone within a 4k radius a dose of what they are best at; the feels.
"Sigur Ros delivered though – and managed to give everyone within a 4k radius a dose of what they are best at; the feels." (4/6)