Sigur Ros Apologise For Bestival Stream

Or lack thereof...
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Sigur Ros have apologised to fans after their performance wasn't include in Bestival's live stream.

Bestival like to do things a little differently. Fans across the world were able to tune in at the weekend, with the Isle of Wight bash deciding to live stream the entire event on YouTube.

One performance was missing, however. Sigur Ros asked to review the footage, and the declined for the clip to be used as they felt it simply didn't represent their live show to its fullest potential.

Posting a statement on their website (via Pitchfork), Sigur Ros blamed impositions placed on them by headliner Stevie Wonder.

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sigur rós would like to apologise to anyone disappointed not to see the band’s bestival performance live online last night. 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. the band’s only uk show of the year, this would-be highlight of the 2012 calendar, would have to be conducted without proper lights or visuals. sadly then, a perfect storm of production issues and technical problems conspired to mean that the band went on to have a thoroughly miserable experience on stage too. and to spare everyone’s blushes a decision was made to draw a discrete veil over proceedings. sorry, but we can be so much better than what you missed. another time, for sure

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In rather better news, Sigur Ros then posted a series of 2013 British shows:

March
2 Glasgow SECC
3 Manchester Apollo
5 Wolverhampton Civic
7 London Brixton Academy
8 London Brixton Academy

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