Icelandair has been a surprisingly influential is helping its home country recover from the recession that hit to world in 2008. On November 2nd-6th, one of their first creative endeavors from the turn of the millennia, Iceland Airwaves, returns.
Iceland Airwaves has come a long way since its inception in an airplane hangar at Reykjavík Airport. Nowadays the festival is regarded as the biggest celebration of music in Iceland and boasts an unrivalled line-up of established and up-and-coming artists. From concerts in tiny record stores and art museums to cool bars and beautiful churches, Airwaves-goers can expect to soak up the festival atmosphere in some of the city’s most unique venues. And it’s not just about the music; there will be plenty of opportunities to indulge in yummy Icelandic cuisine, sample the local beer, make new friends, relax in the hot pools and marvel at the aurora borealis. There’s a reason music lovers flock to Reykjavík from all over the world, so come and join us (and them!) for 5 days of festival magic.
Originally set in an airport hangar, the event has slowly expanded into an internationally vetted attraction. One of the best long weekends in electronica and rock n’ roll is always a great cold-weather blend of established quality and yet to be known rising stars from both Iceland and the world.
This year’s line-up will headlined by PJ Harvey, but will also include:
Digable Planets, IAMHELGI, Mammut, Kano, FM Belfast, The Internet, Sigmund, Adia VIctoria, Agent Fresco, Amabadama, Alexander Jarl, Alvia Islandia, Amber, Anna Meredith, Aron Can, Axel Flovent, Audur, B-Ruff, Baloji, Bara Gisladottir, Boogie Trouble, BLKPRTY, Celestine, Glacier Mafia, Hannah Lou Clark, Hildur, Himbrimi, JennyLee,Myrra Ros
and many more.
If you’re an artist who would like to play the event, unfortunately you just missed the deadline of July 15th. But for everyone who’s looking to go, bring a warm coat and get ready for some killer tunes and great fun.