Björk, Patti Smith, Lykke Li and more to play concert for Icelandic conservation

Event takes place on March 18 in Reykjavik

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Bjork will play a concert in protest at the Icelandic government's proposed changes to conservation laws.

The Icelandic singer tops the bill at the event, which will take place on March 18 at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. Artists appearing include Lykke Li (pictured), Patti Smith, Highlands, Of Monsters And Men, Samaris, Retro Stefson and Mammút.

The concert is organised in conjunction with the Iceland Nature Conservation Association (INCA), Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association and director Darren Aronofsky, whose film Noah was shot on location in Iceland in 2012 and will premiere at Sambíóin Egilshöll Cinema on the same afternoon.

Collectively operating under the name Stopp!, the group aims to encourage the Icelandic authorities to protect certain areas Iceland's natural environment and impose controls on the harnessing of the island's geothermal energy, in light of new legislation, reports RUV.

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