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
Austurstræti 17, 4th floor
101 Reykjavík
Phone: +354 527 9999

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 November 5 - 9, 2014
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Festival Events:

Announced lineup 2014:
  • Flaming Lips (USA)
  • East India Youth (UK)
  • Samaris (Iceland)
  • Jungle (UK)
  • Mammút (Iceland)
  • La Femme (France)
  • Grísalappalísa (Iceland)
  • Vök (Iceland)
  • Jaakko Eino Kalevi (Finland)
  • Tiny Ruins (NZ)
  • Muck (Iceland)
  • Snorri Helgason (Iceland)
  • Tonik (Iceland)
  • John Wizards (Southh Africa)
  • Blaenavon (UK)
  • Just Another Snake Cult (Iceland)
  • Highlands (Iceland)
  • Klangkarussel (AT)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra (US)
  • Hermigervill (Iceland)
  • Berndsen (Iceland)
  • Tomas Barfod (DK)
  • Dísa (Iceland)
  • Nolo (Iceland)
  • Ballett School (DE)
  • The Vintage Caravan (Iceland)
  • Futuregrapher (Iceland)
  • Pins (UK)
  • Cell7 (Iceland)
  • Árni2 (Iceland)
  • Introbeats (Iceland)
  • Good Moon Deer (Iceland)
  • Fura (Iceland)


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