Icelandic stars unite at free outdoor concert

Bjork and Sigur Ros thrilled a woolly jumper-clad crowd in Reykjavik on Saturday night (June 28) in a free concert to celebrate nature.

The open-air Nattura festival was staged to raise awareness about the impact of Aluminium smelting activity on Iceland’s landscape.

The increasingly chilly temperatures did not dampen the spirits of the good-natured crowd, who basked in the super-bright sunlight as Radium – a soundscape project featuring members of Ghostigital, including Bjork‘s ex-Sugarcubes bandmate Einar Örn – and folk warbler Ólöf Arnalds warmed up the audience.

Sigur Ros, sporting elaborate headgear, then played a set largely drawn from their new album ‘Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust’.

They were joined by Bjork, who drummed on the band’s track ‘Gobbledigook’.

The singer then took to the stage for her own spell-binding set, despite suffering from a bad cold, which featured Einar Örn on trumpet for ‘I Miss You’.

Bjork played:

‘Brennið þið vitar’

‘Earth Intruders’



‘Pagan Poetry’

‘The Pleasure Is All Mine’


‘Army Of Me’

‘Triumph Of The Heart’

‘I Miss You’




‘Triumph of the Heart’

‘Declare Independence’