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Till Lindemann singer of Rammstein

Iceland’s Minister of Health supports Rammstein at epic Iceland concert

22 May Minister for Health Óttar Proppé is also the front man for metal band HAM, who supported German metal band Rammstein at a concert in Reykjavik on Saturday night.

Minister of Health and heavy-metal band member Óttar Proppé.

Iceland's Health Minister supports Rammstein at upcoming Reykjavik concert

16 May German heavy metal band Rammstein will be performing in Iceland next Saturday. The warm-up band is none other than Icelandic heavy metal band HAM, fronted by the new Minister of Health, Óttar Proppé.

Skógafoss is one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls.

The xx organise music festival at Icelandic waterfall

11 May British band The xx announced a music festival they're hosting called Night + Day at Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland recently. It now appears that the district council refused permission for the festival to take place.

Tómas R. Einarsson and his Latin band

Say farewell to winter with salsa

19 Apr Tonight is the last night of winter, according to the old Icelandic almanac. A cause for a feast. There’s a Latin/salsa concert at Kex Hostel tonight, a celebration to say goodbye to winter.

The track is "an anthemic synth and strings driven track with a disco beat, dedicated to NASA's Voyager mission."

Free download from Úlfur Eldjárn's forthcoming album

10 Apr Acclaimed Icelandic musician Úlfur Eldjárn has just released a new song from his forthcoming album ‘The Aristókrasía Project.’ The track is called Bon Voyage and is available as a free download from his website.

Gréta Salóme is a talented musician.

Family friendly jazz concert with Eurovision star

10 Apr Talented musician Gréta Salóme performs at a family friendly jazz lunch concert tomorrow in the National Gallery of Iceland. Gréta Samóle has a varied background, everything from Eurovision and Disney to the Symphony Orchestra.

Glowie performing at the recent Sónar Reykjavik music festival.

Icelandic artist Glowie signs deal with Columbia

24 Mar Icelandic music newcomer Sara Pétursdóttir, otherwise known as Glowie, has signed a huge contract with Columbia records. This is one of the largest music deals made by an Icelandic artist.

Sacrifice seeks to push boundaries and combines art, music and dance.

Artists Matthew Barney, Ragnar Kjartansson and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir unite for Sacrifice

15 Mar On Thursday the Iceland Dance Company will premiere an ambitious work by choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and her musician partner Valdimar Jóhannsson. Five separate pieces make up "Sacrifice", a celebration of modern rituals.

Jófríður Ákadóttir in a video for her song Instant Patience.

Icelandic musician to watch for 2017: Jófríður Ákadóttir

15 Mar Björk has named her as her number one inspiration and in January, The Line of Best Fit voted for her as the artists to watch for 2017. Jófríður Ákadóttir, member of Samaris, Gangly and Pascal Pinon, has launched an astounding solo project called JFDR.

Svala and her team answer questions following her win at Iceland's preliminary contest on Rúv last night.

Svala sings Iceland's entry to the Eurovision song contest

12 Mar "I really believed in this song and I knew that I could stand with it however this contest turned out," says Svala Björgvinsdóttir. Her song Paper was voted to be Iceland's entry to the Eurovision song contest in Kiev in May.

From Secret Solstice in 2016.

Chaka Khan joins Prodigy and Foo Fighters at Secret Solstice

1 Mar Secret Solstice have just announced the second phase of the line-up for this June's festival in Reykjavik. Among the highlights are Chaka Khan, Richard Ashcroft and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Jófríður Ákadóttir will perform at Iceland Airwaves with her solo project JFDR

Fleet Foxes, Billy Bragg, Mammút, JFDR + more acts announced for Iceland Airwaves 2017

23 Feb Iceland Airwaves have just announced that Fleet Foxes will be playing two shows during this year´s festival. The legendary Billy Bragg will also be performing, as well as a diverse list of local and international names including new Bella Union signees Mammút and JFDR (aka Jófríður from Samaris).

Reykjavikurdætur are an acclaimed group of female rappers.

New video from feminist Icelandic rappers Reykjavikurdætur

16 Feb Icelandic female rap group Reykjavikurdætur have released yet another provocative vidoe to a new song called "Kalla mig hvað?" (Call me what?).

White Helmets are volunteers in Syria

Music for Syria

24 Jan „There's not much we can do to stop that conflict, but we can do something to help the victims of it - we can support the rescue teams!” Say organizers of a benefit concert for White Helmets, unarmed volunteers who risk their lives to help in Syria.

Principal violist, Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir,at the ISO.

Dark Music Days in Reykjavik begin today

24 Jan Dark Music Days festival has for decades been one of the main venues for contemporary Icelandic music. For this year's festival, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra teams up with Daníel Bjarnason and its principal violist, Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir, for an exciting and varied programme.

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