Saturday, May 31, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: iceland concert with björk and sigur ros

björk and sigur rós will be holding a large outdoor concert together in iceland on june 28th. the concert will be held to raise awareness of environmental issues in iceland.

in an interview in today’s morgunblaðið newspaper, björk criticizes the increasing heavy industry in iceland, particularly the highly pollutant aluminum smelters being built left and right.

“sigur rós and i are neither environmental experts nor politicians, but we travel around the world a lot and we have seen how far behind iceland is in conserving our environment. for example, i was in south america for two months and you could see all these impoverished people recycling. we can’t be 30 years behind, we need to be in the forefront.”

sigur rós and björk will also be teaming up to create a website with input from experts on the icelandic environment, focusing on the alternatives to heavy industry for the icelandic economy.

joining them on stage will be ólöf arnalds as well as foreign guests, to be announced later. the precise location of the concert will be announced at a later date. []

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