Sigur Ros to play in Berkshire

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Book your tickets to enjoy Sigur Ros at wonderful Wasing Estate on 2nd July

As far as life achievements go, soundtracking David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II for the BBC, as well as being the only band in the world to have acted in both Game Of Thrones AND The Simpsons is pretty unbeatable.

Step forward Icelandic rock royalty Sigur Rós who this week surprised fans with the release of ÁTTA , their first new studio album in ten years.

Sigur Rós are set to play a rare UK live show at Wasing Estate, near Aldermaston as part of this summer’s On The Mount At Wasing series of outdoor concert spectaculars.

Widely-known for their track Hoppipolla which soundtracked David Attenborough’s TV series, Sigur Rós will play as a UK outdoor festival exclusive nestled amongst the beautiful treescape in Wasing’s natural amphitheatre on Sunday, 2nd July.

ÁTTA, their first studio album in more than a decade – released on the same day they headlined the prestigious Meltdown Festival at London’s Royal Festival Hall, their only other UK live show of 2023.

Few bands cut through the noise and distractions of the world to bring you a pure elemental truth or feeling like Sigur Rós. As can be heard on ÁTTA (which boasts collaborators including the London Contemporary Orchestra), there’s a renewed compulsion and drive to the band that comes with the new formation of their line-up. Multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson is back in the fold – having left the band in 2012 – to join frontman Jónsi and bassist Georg Holm.

In a post-pandemic world torn apart by war, economic turmoil, culture wars, and brutally divisive discourse, Sigur Rós’s music feels like a balming and unifying bond.

Talking of the new album ahead of the band’s Berkshire live show, Jonsi said: “We wanted the music to be really sparse, floaty and beautiful. When we do this, we always talk about each album as if it might be the last. We’re always thinking about climate change, doom-scrolling and going to hell. The world felt a bit bleak making this album, but maybe there is hope. When there is darkness, there is light.”

Sigur Rós (plus special guest Bat For Lashes) play Wasing Estate, Berkshire on Sunday 2nd July 2023.

egendary Abbey Road in the UK and a number of studios in the US.

The wondrous Wasing Estate is the suitably dramatic setting for the only UK date on the otherwise sold-out Sigur Ros tour. Final remaining tickets available now via