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Sigur Rós End Margaret Court Arena Show With Powerful Call For Marriage Equality

Sigur Rós have closed out their Splendour In The Grass 2017 sideshow at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena with a powerful show of support for marriage equality.

ICYMI: the venue became a hotbed of controversy following its namesake’s recent homophobic remarks, prompting the Icelandic trio to launch a campaign supporting the equal love movement in the build-up to their tour-closing show in the arena.

The post-rockers commissioned a limited edition t-shirt to raise funds for Australian Marriage Equality at the gig and — in one final ace on the tennis veteran — they closed the curtain on the show by projecting a massive image of a rainbow Australia splashed with the Australian Marriage Equality logo word as they walked off stage to a roaring standing ovation. See photos, below.

“We know Margaret Court’s opinions are not shared by the majority of Australians,” the band previously stated. “We want to add our voice to the call for marriage equality in Australia — right here on Margaret Court Arena itself. Australia should be a country that celebrates positivity and inclusion, as well as achievement on the sporting field.”

Several other artists including LCD Soundsystem, Grinspoon and Ryan Adams have also recently protested Margaret Court’s public disavowal of equal marriage rights.

In related news, beloved Aussie pop diva Tina Arena recently hosed down suggestions that the Margaret Court Arena should be renamed ‘Tina Arena Arena’, arguing that “it doesn’t have the right ring to it”.

Sigur Rós @ Splendour In The Grass 2017 / Photos: Maria Boyadgis

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