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Sigur Ros, Gallant make 2017 Jisan Valley lineup

2017/04/20 09:51

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros and Grammy-nominated American singer Gallant will perform at South Korea's Jisan Valley Rock festival this year, organizers said Thursday.

CJ E&M announced its second list of foreign artists who will play at the three-day rock event from July 28. The two others were British band The Amazons and American synth-pop singer Goldroom.

The company also announced four more local musicians: singer-songwriter Lee Juck, and rock bands Glen Check, Jannabi and The Koxx.

File publicity image of Sigur Ros, provided by Hyundai Card (Yonhap) File publicity image of Sigur Ros, provided by Hyundai Card (Yonhap)

Formed in 1994, Sigur Ros, often labeled a "post rock" band, is famed for its incorporation of classical and minimalistic aesthetics. The trio has performed twice in South Korea and has a dedicated, solid fan base here.

R&B artist Gallant released his debut studio album Ology in April 2016 and has received critical acclaim for his songwriting and singing. The album was nominated for a Grammy award in February for best urban contemporary album of 2016.

CJ E&M earlier this month announced the first batch of the all-star lineup for this year's event, including Gorillaz and Grammy-winning singer Lorde.

odissy@yna.co.kr

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