Sigur Rós, the celebrated ambient / post rock band from Reykjavík are a pioneering force in a creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene. Their immensely beautiful songs are pure, honest and timeless and their live shows have received international critical acclaim. The band has released 6 studio albums and with an expansive sound and gargantuan visual light show they are the perfect band to immerse the audience and venue in their cinematic soundscapes.
Setting the scene for the headline performance will be Minnesota four piece Poliça who’s bass and rhythm heavy, electronic pop is unique and hugely captivating and their dynamic live show is anchored by two drummers, a melodic bass player and lead singer Channy Leaneagh’s ethereal vocals. They will be performing tracks from their 2012 debut album ‘Give You The Ghost’. Nik Colk Void is the guitarist / electronicist / vocalist of post-industrial artists Factory Floor and she showcases her own particular brand of beautiful noise as will 4AD act Daughter. Their sound and architecture masterfully blends fluttering, heart on the sleeve, acoustic ballads with brooding ambient soundscapes and their debut album ‘If You Leave’ is a thing of great majesty.
Other shows taking place in 2013 as part of the Live From Jodrell Bank series include New Order curating an exclusive show with Johnny Marr, The Whip, Jake Evans and Hot Vestry and The Australian Pink Floyd who perform a celebration show to mark the 40thAnniversary of the release of the seminal Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side Of The Moon. Previous sold out shows at this stunning location have taken place with Elbow and The Flaming Lips.
The Live From Jodrell Bank series sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond.
Before the spectacular evening concerts and throughout each day, attendees will be able to participate in a fantastic range of hands-on experiments and workshops on site at Jodrell Bank. With full access to the magnificent Discovery Centre included in every ticket, this is a great chance to find out more about the mind-blowing research happening at Jodrell Bank and beyond. Explore the wonders of the universe and find out for yourself why stargazing has enjoyed a massive resurgence in the past few years.
For over five decades, the University of Manchester's giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been part of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark for astronomers. Since the summer of 1957 it has been exploring the depths of outer space in a quest for knowledge. It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena that were undreamed of when it was first conceived.