A gigantic moving iceberg has become the most unlikely of gig venues in the Greenland Sea, as The Defiled performed on top of one for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig!
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Jägermeister stage the world's first gig on a moving iceberg!
Braving freezing temperatures, Jäger-sponsored The Defiled performed the special set to locals from the nearby town of Kulusuk, who ventured out to the ice field in boats to watch this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Never ones to shy away from a challenge, the boys flew to Iceland then transferred to the island town of Kulusuk, Greenland, before trekking over land and sea to their base on the neighbouring island Tasiilaq which has a population of just over 2000.
In the lead up to the gig, we scoured the area for the ‘perfect’ berg – one that was large enough and thick enough to hold the band and all of their equipment. Prior to taking to their icy stage, the guys spent time meeting local musicians and watching them perform their own traditional music, before inviting them and other residents to come and witness the unique one-off performance, where they played a 30 minute set featuring tracks from their latest album Daggers. You can watch a film of their adventure right here.
As well as becoming the first band in the world to perform atop an icerberg, The Defiled were also able to help out their new-found friends. When they heard that the Kulusuk village music hall, plus all their equipment, had burnt down during a storm, Stitch D and his bandmates pulled strings with Mapex and Blackstar, two of their equipment suppliers, and donated a drum kit and guitar amp to contribute to the rebuilding of the facilities.
JagerMusic are no strangers to gigs in icy conditions. In 2012 Charlie Simpson performed The Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig and set a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Coldest Concert. Braving brutal temperatures of -30˚C the singer, songwriter and former Fightstar front man performed to a small crowd in Oymyakon, Siberia – the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet.