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Hatari are a band that describe themselves as a political movement.

A diverse music festival in Reykjavik this weekend- admission free

13 Jul KexPort - a two day music festival organised by downtown Kex Hostel takes place in their backyard on Friday and Saturday featuring some of Iceland's brightest talents. Artists include JFDR, Hatari, Daði Freyr and Elli Grill.

Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann of  The Orb.

Electronic music festival featuring The Orb kicks off in Reykjavik tonight

6 Jul The Extreme Chill Festival begins in Reykjavik today. The headlining act is one of the world's most influential electronic outfits, The Orb, performing at Húrra in Reykjavik on Saturday.

Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir

Watch Icelandic musician Ásgeir’s 24h live recording session

5 Jul Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir is right now in a studio where he will be recording as many 7“ vinyl records as he possibly can in 24 hours. The recording session is being broadcast live on Youtube.

Jamie xx in Iceland.

Music: "Iceland formed such a big part of our record"

28 Jun Iceland Monitor's exclusive interview with Jamie xx of British band The xx. Their upcoming music festival at Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland, called Night x Day has just been cancelled due to environmental reasons.

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The silence in remote Icelandic village a relief

18 Jun Two American artists met in an Art residency in a small village in North Iceland, they ended up collaborating on a video, featuring pictures from one and music from the other.

The xx at Skógarfoss waterfall in Iceland.

Day passes for The xx's Night + Day Iceland music festival now for sale

12 Jun The much anticipated Night and Day festival organised by The xx at Skógarfoss waterfall in South Iceland in July is now offering the option of a day pass to the festival.

This is not the first concert held on top of Esja.

Concert tonight at the top of Reykjavik‘s mt. Esja

9 Jun There’s a concert tonight close to the top of mt. Esja, one of Reykjavik’s landmarks. The artists performing are some of the biggest names in Iceland’s hip hop scene. There are two ways to get to the concert, hike or take the helicopter.

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.

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