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Norður og Niður

Special bundle: buy a ticket to one of the Sigur Rós shows of your choice plus a 4-day pass to Norður og niður with a 4.000 ISK discount. Strictly limited. To claim this offer contact the Harpa box office midasala@harpa.is or +354-528-5000 (9am – 6pm GMT) with the reference SR NORDUR BUNDLE.


Sigur Rós invite you to NORÐUR OG NIÐUR art festival, their ambitious curation of Harpa, Reykjavik’s premiere state-of-the-art venue. This December 27-30, the shortest, darkest days of Iceland’s Winter will play host to a multimedia event bringing together performances from friends and collaborators from all over the world.

No-one lights up the dark days quite like the Icelanders. 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.

27. December (Wednesday)
Blanck Mass (UK), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) (UK), Dimma (IS), Mammút (IS), Kristín Anna (IS), Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Steindór Andersen (IS), Árni (IS)

28. December (Thursday): Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) (IR), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (US), Mary Lattimore (US), Alex Somers (US), Kórus (IS), Kjartan Holm & Caleb Smith (IS/US)

29. December (Friday): Mogwai (SCT), Peaches (CA), Dan Deacon (US), Jóhann Jóhannsson (IS), Iceland Dance Company (IS)*, Dustin O‘Halloran (US), Julianna Barwick (US), JFRD (IS), Hugar (IS)

30. December (Saturday): Jarvis Cocker (UK), Stars of the Lid (US), Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason (IS), Ulrich Schnauss (DE), Iceland Dance Company (IS)*, Amiina (IS), Mr. Silla (IS), Gyða (IS), Liminal – Soundbath (US)

*A new collaboration between Iceland Dance Company and Sigur Rós

For Sigur Rós ticket holders: Please note that Norður og niður headliners will not clash with Sigur Rós showtimes. Full schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.

Additionally, a full program of cinema will be revealed with selected screenings and talks from some of Sigur Rós’s friends and collaborators. Oscar-nominated director Dean DeBlois will talk about making the Sigur Rós documentary Heima, while and Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoum of NASA and SETI Institute will showcase her offbeat film about the real world preparedness for asteroid impact in Disaster Playground. Elsewhere fast-rising young composer Daníel Bjarnason will talk about his score work on Under the Tree, and Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson will introduce a screening of Friðrik Þór Friðriksson’s acclaimed Angels of the Universe. More talks and screenings to be added.

Alongside the NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival line up, Sigur Rós will perform each night in Eldborg, Harpa’s main concert hall. The band’s performances mark their first shows by in Iceland in more than five years, and their most intimate since the tiny regional shows on the Heima tour more than a decade ago. Sigur Rós shows are sold separately to NORÐUR OG NIÐUR.