Iceland Airwaves music festival has built on this year’s current line up with a host of new acts, with the likes of girl in red, Glass Museum and Alyona Alyona scheduled to make an appearance.


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The eclectic and wildly popular Iceland Airwaves will be turning 21 years old this year, bringing with it an expectation to host a bash for the ages; four days of partying and performance destined to transform downtown Reykjavík into a hub of creativity and excitement.

Founded in 1999 with the sole intention of being a singular event in Reykjavík Airport hangar, Iceland Airwaves has gone from strength to strength with each passing year. Now secure as Iceland’s most iconic festival, artists from across the world have long looked to the Airwaves’ stage as a jumping off point to global stardom.


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With Sónar Festival’s cancellation, plus the recent confusion as to whether Secret Solstice Festival will be playing in Iceland this year or not—They are! Read Iceland’s Secret Solstice organisers: “The festival is still happening”—the pressure only mounts as music lovers call for the very best festival experiences.

No doubt, Iceland Airwaves will serve as the saving grace for festival-goers looking for their kick in the Capital Region.


The following acts will perform this year:

Alyona Alyona (UA) | Bessie Turner (UK) | Blanco White (UK) | Free Love (UK) | Gabríel Ólafs | girl in red (NO) | Glass Museum (BE) | Hrím // Hugar | Ivan Dorn (UA) | JFDR | Kælan Mikla | Mammút | Niklas Paschburg (DE) | Ólöf Arnalds | Penelope Isles (UK) | Pip Blom (NL) | Seabear | Siv Jakobsen (NO) | Svavar Knútur | Warmduscher (UK)


You can see the other acts that will be performing in our article: Iceland Airwaves Announces First 30 Acts. Lucky for fans, some of the biggest names include Mac DeMarco, Moses Hightower and The Howl & Hum.

Iceland Airwaves will be held from 6th-9th November this year. Unfortunately, early bird tickets for the festival have sold out but, as it stands, guests can still purchase the four-day pass for 16.900 ISK. Be warned, however, as tickets are selling out fast!


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