We’ve had three announcements so far and a lot of really good acts are coming to the 20th anniversary of Iceland Airwaves 2018. It’s under new management so there are probably surprises coming our way as well. Either way it’s always a good time to learn about new bands, see bands you really dig, and enjoy Reykjavik and surrounding areas.
Not only do Iceland Airwaves tickets more expensive as we get closer, but your options for housing becomes greatly reduced and expensive the closer it gets to the festival. I highly suggest buying sooner than later for the festival.
Once again I’m doing a loosely sorted cheat sheet for the Icelandic bands playing the festival. I will update the page as new announcements come through so you may want to bookmark it for future reference. Out of the 122 bands announced so far, 66 are Icelandic. There are veteran bands playing, but there are a lot of new artists as well. To See the full line-up of all the artists click here.
With Icelandic bands it can always be hard to categorize their music styles as one of the greatest things about them is their ability to snag and grab their favorite things from all over the musical spectrum and make it work for them. So these lists are just general nods in the direction you may be looking for, for example, the Dance table, they sit right on the edge of electronic and dance pop/rock and beats. But I tried to focus on the prominence of a lead singer and the beats of the bulk of their songs in deciding which side to place them.
At the bottom you will also find the Spotify playlist for the entire festival.
Categorizing some bands can be extremely difficult as they run borders are freely through genres, so if you feel a band needs to be moved into a different category let me know and I’ll change it.
|Punk / Metal / Hardcore / Garage Rock / Prog Rock|
|Pink Street Boys||Ring of Gyges||Rythmatik|
|Hip-Hop / Trap / R&B / Rap|
|GKR||Joey Christ||JóiPé x Króli|
|Kött Grá Pje||Logi Pedro||Sturla Atlas|
|Electronic / DJ / Atmospheric / Experimental|