Sigur Ros - Sigur Ros Sorry For Festival Streaming Ban
Icelandic rockers Sigur Ros have apologised to fans after banning bosses of Britain's Bestival concert from streaming their set online.
The musicians were left bemused when organisers moved their planned time slot forward following a request from Sunday night (09Sep12) headline act Stevie Wonder, insisting it would ruin the visual aspect of their performance if they played during daylight hours.
Following the gig, the rockers reviewed film footage of their set and refused permission for it to be broadcast online, but they have now said sorry to fans over the incident.
A statement from the band reads, "Sigur Ros would like to apologise to anyone disappointed not to see the band's Bestival performance live online... Early in the day a decision had been made to delay broadcast till (sic) 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."