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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

13:30 GMT 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.

Henrik Baldvin Björnsson, singer and songwriter of Singapore Sling in the new music video to "Riffermania."

Exclusive music video premiere: Iceland's Singapore Sling release "Riffermania"

11 Jan Singapore Sling are releasing their ninth LP, KILL KILL KILL (Songs about Nothing) on Fuzz Club Records next month and the first video from the album is premiered exclusively today on mbl.is and Iceland Monitor.

Arnar Már Ólafsson prefers a shady lifestyle in studios to watching Netflix all year round.

Music: The unbearable emptiness of human existence

6 Jan Electronic music artist Arnar Már Ólafsson has just released a new album under the name Kuldaboli, an album that immediately made it to the Kraumur list of best albums of 2016. He's also joining a tenebrous line up at Gaukurinn in central Reykjavik tonight. Iceland Monitor gave him the third degree.

Fufanu are Erling Bang, Guðlaugur Halldórsson and Hrafnkell Flóki Einarsson.

A fantastic line-up of concerts in Reykjavik tonight

28 Dec Icelandic rock band Fufanu will be playing at Kex Hostel in central Reykjavik tonight and admission is free, and later on tonight you can catch the curious and wonderful Skelkur í bringu featuring Steinunn Harðardóttir aka DJ Flugvél og Geimskip.

Björk Guðmundsdóttir is without a doubt the most famous Icelander in history.

Björk lays into the media

22 Dec Icelandic star Björk lays into the media in a post she wrote on Facebook yesterday regarding women in the music business.

Lead singer JJ Julius Son.

Iceland’s Kaleo named top new Rock artist

12 Dec Kaleo was formed in 2012 and consists of JJ Julius Son (Jökull Júlíusson), Davíð Antonsson, Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson and Rubin Pollock.

View on Iceland: John Grant, Equality and Elves

10 Dec Once you’ve finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Festival-goers will be able to see Foo Fighters at next summer's Secret Solstice.

Foo Fighters and Prodigy at Iceland Secret Solstice 2017

7 Dec Foo Fig­hters and The Prodigy are among the big names already announced for the 2017 Secret Solstice music festival to be held in Iceland next summer.

Special guests of the evening are Irish singers Heloise Pilkington and Blath Conroy Murphy from Anuna as well as violinist Gerry Diver

The beauty of Celtic Christmas carols on Sunday

2 Dec There's something truly magical about Celtic Christmas carols, a magical medieval atmopshere which brings serenity, beauty and a festive spirit no matter what religion you may adhere to. On Sunday there's a concert at Reykjavik's Langholtskirkja church featuring a host of wonderful Celtic carols.

Iceland Airwaves make the announcement at the Græni hatturinn music venue in Akureyri this morning.

Iceland Airwaves also takes place in Akureyri next year

1 Dec The Iceland Airwaves Music Festival will be held in Akureyri, sometimes referred to as the capital of North Iceland, in 2017. This is the first time that this popular Reykjavik international music festival expands to Akureyri.

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men release new song to support refugees

30 Nov One of Iceland's most famous bands, Of Monsters and Men, have released a poignant video to accompany their song "We Sink" dedicated to the people risking a life threatening journey to flee their homes in search of a better future.

Icelanders shunning Icelandic music on Spotify

21 Nov Just 5% of music listened to by Icelanders via Spotify is Icelandic, it has emerged.

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