Friday, January 6, 2006, 10:09 PM
Stop the dams!
A gig for nature in Laugardalsholl Stadium 7 January 2006
Bjork, Zeena Parkins, Sigur Ros, Ghostigital, Damon Albarn,
Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Mugison, Mum and many others.
Stop the dams! press conference
at Hotel Borg in downtown Reykjavik, Thursday, 5 January 2006, at 14:00.
Stop the destruction of the Icelandic highlands!
Multinational aluminium corporations, aided by the Icelandic government, are building massive dams to generate power for aluminium smelters. These dams are posing great danger to the pristine highlands of Iceland. Parts of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Europe will be irreversibly submerged. The Icelandic highlands include areas that are internationally recognized for their unique vegetation, geology and ecology. These areas are now doomed unless this vandalism is stopped. The battle has never been more important but time is running out with the planned filling of reservoirs this coming autumn and subsequent construction of more power plants in other precious areas. This is a desperate call for help to the international community.
Stop the dams! music festival
On January 7, Icelandic rock-'n'-roll's biggest guns join forces with international music stars in a Stop the dams! gig at Laugardalsholl Stadium. With the event the artists and organisers want to bring into focus a unique nature that is too valuable to sacrifice for hydroelectric power stations and aluminium plants. It is time to stop the dams!
This great opportunity to enjoy fantastic music while supporting an important cause has been widely appreciated; all 5500 tickets sold out in only a couple of days.
The musicians performing are Bjork, Zeena Parkins, Mum, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Ghostigital, Damon Albarn, Ego, Magga Stina, Mugison, Rass, Sigur Ros, KK, Ham, Hjalmar Sigtryggur Baldursson, plus surprise guests.
Other artists include Magnus Palsson, Roni Horn, Ruri, The Icelandic Love Corporation and Osk Vilhjalmsdottir.
All the artists, the organizers and the majority of staff donate their efforts to the cause. Any profit will be