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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

A few morsels of gos­sip emerged this week re­gard­ing a cou­ple of the head­line acts at this year’s Splen­dour in the Grass fes­ti­val, which kicks off at the North By­ron Park­lands next Fri­day. Ice­landic sound­sca­pers Sigur Ros, who a few weeks back voiced their dis­plea­sure over for­mer ten­nis great Mar­garet Court’s views on mar­riage equal­ity, have taken that view a step fur­ther ahead of their sold-out Aus­tralian shows, in­clud­ing one at Mar­garet Court Arena on July 27. The band have had a T-shirt de­signed by English il­lus­tra­tor An­drew Rae in sup­port of mar­riage equal­ity, to be sold at all their Aus­tralian shows and through their web­site. Pro­ceeds from sales of the shirts will go to the Aus­tralian Mar­riage Equal­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion, which raises aware­ness of and lob­bies on the is­sue. “We want to add our voice to the call for mar­riage equal­ity in Aus­tralia — right here on Mar­garet Court Arena it­self,” the band said in a state­ment. “Aus­tralia should be a coun­try that cel­e­brates pos­i­tiv­ity and in­clu­sion, as well as achieve­ment on the sport­ing field.”

Jonsi Bir­gis­son of Sigur Ros

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