Sigur Ros have issued an apology to fans speaking of dismay at their 'miserable' time on stage at on Sunday at Bestival 2012.
The band performed at 6:30pm on the main stage on the final day of the Isle Of Wight festival in broad daylight - despite being promised a night time slot to make the most of the visuals and light show. An official statement blame the demands of Stevie Wonder for organisers' changing the band's performance time.
"Sigur rós would like to apologise to anyone disappointed not to see the band's Bestival performance live online last night," said an official statement from the band. "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."
Sigur Ros yesterday announced a UK and European tour in 2013, so fans will be able to see the show as intended when the band return to Britain early next year. Sigur Ros tickets go on sale on Friday (Sept 14) at 9am. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Below: Sigur Ros, Stevie Wonder and more live at Bestival 2012