Iceland Airwaves Music Festival

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Country and Region IcelandReykjavík
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Reykjavik, Reykjavík, Iceland
Festival Contact Information

Iceland Airwaves Music Festival
Mr. Destiny/ Hr. Örlygur Ehf.
P. O. Box 326
121 Reykjavík
Phone: (354) 552-0380
Fax: (354) 552-0390

Festival Description

What started as a showcase for local DJs has evolved into a full-blown, international music festival that presents the hottest new bands from the USA, Europe and Iceland. Since its debut in 1999, Iceland Airwaves has hosted Sigur Ros, Quarashi, Suede, Citizen Cope, Fat Boy Slim and the Hives, to name a few. Numerous concerts take place in down town Reykjavik from Hardcore Metal to Rhythm and Blues; Hip Hop, Lo-Fi and Jazz to Indie-Rock. In the evenings bars are jam packed with Iceland’s very own super-star DJs.

Iceland Airwaves green initiatives for combating global warming include:
—All venues will be in walking distance (no need for car)
—Will not book any artists that plan to fly in on private jets
—Emphasis on keeping things local with a focus on local food and vendors
—Use compostable beer cups & glasses only

Festival Dates October 30 - November 30, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Anna von Hausswolff
  • Fatima Qadiri
  • Goat
  • Gold Panda
  • Hjaltalin
  • Momentum
  • No Joy
  • Ojba Rasta
  • Omar Souleyman
  • Pascal Pinon
  • Tilbury
  • Valdimar
  • Kraftwerk
  • AlunaGeorge
  • Zola Jesus
  • Robert Forster from the legendary Go-Betweens
  • Mariam The Believer
  • On An On
  • Stealing Sheep
  • Midlake
  • Emiliana Torrini
  • FM Belfast
  • Girls In Hawaii
  • Ólöf Arnalds
  • Retro Stefson
  • Amiina
  • Moses Hightower
  • Sarah MacDougall
  • Apparat Organ Quartet
  • Árstíðir
  • Royal Canoe
  • Kiriyama Family
  • Skúli Sverrisson
  • Hermigervill
  • Sun Glitters
  • Captain Fufanu
  • Sign
  • Stafrænn Hákon
  • Tempel
  • Leaves
  • Endless Dark
  • Nóra
  • 1860
  • Dimma
  • Auxpan
  • Þórir Georg
  • Emmsjé Gauti
  • Kjurr and Nini Wilson


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Practical Info:

Artist applications 2013:
  • Ever dream of performing at Iceland Airwaves? The festival where local legends such as Björk, Sigur Rós, Of Monsters and Men, múm, GusGus, sóley, FM Belfast and many more have shared the stage with the likes of Beach House, Bloc Party, Dirty Projectors, Hot Chip, Flaming Lips, Suede, Fatboy Slim, TV on the Radio and so many more great artists. Well, now’s your chance! We’re accepting applications NOW on the festival web site.
  • Harpa, Reykjavík Music Hall


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