Iceland Airwaves, the country’s longest running festival and the world’s Northernmost music showcase, returns to downtownReykjavík Wednesday, November 4 through Saturday, November 7 and reveals its first wave of performers. This year, Courtney Barnett will play a rare intimate solo set, Metronomy make a triumphant return to Iceland with their latest album Metronomy Forever, and recent Grammy-nominated Texan psychedelic soul duo Black Pumas will make their Airwaves debut. Experimental punk band Squid, British outfit Dry Cleaning, over-the-top pop artist Dorian Electra, and many more will also appear. Icelandic-based billings include Iceland’s most famous 9-strong all female rap collective Daughters of Reykjavik, the Westman Islands’ freaky folk pop songwriter Júníus Meyvant, revered Seabear member Sin Fang, plus more. The first wave of announced artists is listed below.
LISTEN TO ICELAND AIRWAVES FIRST ROUND PERFORMERS PLAYLIST HERE
Iceland Airwaves is firmly back to its best and will be inviting thousands of music lovers from over 60 countries for an unmissable global gathering. Attendees can experience shows in spaces as varied as art galleries to churches and concert halls, all in easy walking distance within downtown. With the festival’s forward thinking, collaborative approach and positive local influence, Reykjavík has developed into a thriving and globally recognised music city.
Super early-bird tickets have sold out. Iceland Airwaves Music Festival early-bird tickets are on sale now for 14.900 ISK (around $136) for a four-day pass. Travel packages from the USA, Canada, UK and Europe, are available from Icelandair.
International Acts Black Pumas (UK) CHLOBOCOP (UK) Courtney Barnett (solo) (AU) Dorian Electra (US) Dry Cleaning (UK) Erika de Casier (DK) Lynks Afrikka (UK) Metronomy (UK) Squid (UK) Tami T (SE) The Murder Capital (IE)
Icelandic Acts ADHD Andavald Andy Svarthol Benni Hemm Hemm BSÍ Daughters of Reykjavik dj. flugvél og geimskip Gugusar GRÓA Halldór Eldjárn Júníus Meyvant Kiriyama Family K.óla Krummi MSEA Myrkvi Omotrack Oyama Pale Moon Sólveig Matthildur S.hel Sin Fang Sinmara