Icelandic post-rock stars bring confetti, brass and strings to the festival

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Sigur Ros drew what could be the biggest crowd of the weekend to the Obelisk Arena at Latitude Festival tonight (July 19).

The four-piece were joined by their regular all-female Icelandic string section Amiina, and a five-piece brass band for their impressive set.

Performing a handful of tracks from their latest album, this summer’s “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”, Sigur Ros also brought out their most popular songs for the occasion, including “Svefn-G-Englar”, “Glosoli” and “Hoppipolla”.

Throughout the set vocalist and guitarist Jonsi Por Birgisson impressed the crowd with his extended falsetto notes and guitar work.

During the band’s finale, “Popplagio”, taken from 2002’s “( )”, cannons blasted confetti and smoke out over the crowd.

Sigur Ros played:

“Svefn-G-Englar”

“Glosoli”

“Ny Batteri”

“Saeglopur”

“Vio Spilum Endalaust”

“Hoppipolla”

“Festival”

“Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur”

“Gobbledigook”

“Hafsol”

“Popplagio”

Check out Uncut’s blog on Sigur Ros’ headline performance.