Sigur Ros Apologise for Bestival Appearance

Icelandic ambient gurus, Sigur Ros, have apologised to their fans following their Sunday evening show at this year’s Isle of Wight festival.

The band have claimed the set to be a “miserable” experience, which has been blamed on Stevie Wonder demanding the group’s time be changed to a daylight slot, forcing them to scrap plans for a live stream of their Bestival appearance.

Originally, the intention would have been for Sigur Ros to have taken advantage of the closing day and delight the Bestival audience with a vast array of lights and visuals, but according to an official statement:

“Early in the day a decision had been made to delay broadcast till after the show to give the band a chance to review the footage ahead of webcast, since they were dismayed that their guaranteed “darkness” slot had been pushed into daylight by the expansive demands of the headliner.”

This was followed by a humble apology:

 ”Sorry, but we can be so much better than what you missed. another time, for sure.”

Sigur Ros will return to the U.K. in 2013 with a tour of England and Scotland on the following dates:

March 2nd: Glasgow, SECC

March 3rd: Manchester, 02 Apollo

March 5th: Wolverhampton, Civic Hall

March 7th & 8th: London, Brixton Academy

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