Icelandic Bands at Iceland Airwaves

Here it is, the 2016 Iceland Airwaves Icelandic musicians page.  I’ve loosely sorted them into categories in the hope that you can quickly reference bands to dig as you explore the many possibilities this year.  On top of the 210 bands performing this year,  Bedroom Community will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as a musician […]

Tips for Iceland Airwaves 2015

We’ve got less than 2 weeks to go!!  The week of November 4th will bring approximately 9000 festival go-ers to the city of Reykjavik to enjoy 5 days of music and entertainment.  It’s a crazy time, and the city definitely gets filled to the brim.  It can get hectic, but if you go prepared you […]

Iceland Airwaves 2015

And, the final announcement is out. Almost 230 bands will be at Iceland Airwaves 2015, and while we’ll definitely miss Björk and Mammút, The Airwaves staff have outdone themselves with the roster this year. This is the most bands I have seen yet, 155 of the 230 bands are Icelandic, and they span the spectrum […]

Tips for Iceland Airwaves 2014

Another year, another Iceland Airwaves.  It’s time again for one of my favorite music festivals of the year.   Me, you, and approximately 9,000 other festival ticket holders will be invading the city of Reykjavik for 5 days of non-stop music, art and beauty surrounded by amazing scenery and  unique culture.  I’ve revised my list of […]

Icelandic Artists of Airwaves 2014

It’s almost time, and tickets are almost gone, so I would suggest getting off your duffer and getting them.  Iceland Airwaves 2014 is around the corner, and of the 215 or so bands performing this year, 145 of them are Icelandic. I’ve sorted the musicians loosely by genres, very loosely.  Don’t judge, there are a […]

And the bands keep coming for Airwaves ’14

Another chunk o’bands have been released.  This brings the announced total to 124, 63 of which are Icelandic.  A lot of Icelandic veterans playing this year such as Sóley, Prins Póló, For a Minor Reflection and Validmar, and there are even more newbies that I look forward to hearing. As the list is getting bigger, […]

New Airwaves Bands

Woo-a-hoo.  Another chunk O’ bands have been announced for Airwaves 2014.  And I’m extremely pleased as there are a lot of Icelandic bands I haven’t heard yet, and the ones I have are classic.  So far, there are 61 bands that have been announced, 40 of which are Icelandic. Click here to go to my […]

Iceland Airwaves recap part 3- the rest

So now that I’ve covered the new bands I was excited to see, and the bands I always look forward to seeing,  I can discuss the rest of the festival. This year there was a lot of Pylsa eating, beer and vodka consumption, and Northern lights!  until this last trip, I have never seen the […]

Iceland Airwaves recap part 2 – annual fun and off-venue

There are certain bands and events that have become staples of Iceland Airwaves for me.  I almost look just as forward to these events as I do the festival itself. Off venue performances are key to the daytime schedule.  Scaled down and sometimes more intimate; these performances happen in record shops, coffee houses and even […]