Iceland Airwaves announce this year's line-up

Following on from announcing Fever Ray, Blood Orange and Alma, Iceland Airwaves have revealed the third round of acts for 2018. More than 50 acts from 15 countries join what’s already a massive line-up for the festival's 20th Anniversary edition. 

Among the artists to perform are Natalie Prass (US)  British maverick Nadine Shah and a slew of acts buzz-fuelled acts post Brighton’s The Great Escape, including Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly, North London rapper Jimothy Lacoste and Belgian/Egyptian artist Tamino. The much loved Faroese songbird, Eivør, also returns to Iceland Airwaves for a very special performance.

As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations and before heading on his North American tour, Ólafur Arnalds will present two special previews of his 3 piano show at Þjóðleikhúsið, the National Theatre of Iceland. Högni, who packed out shows all throughout last year's festival, will be presenting his most ambitious show to date, also at the National Theatre, replete with choir and string section. Other local talent includes more homegrown rap from Sturla Atlas, Emmsjé Gauti and a return from magical artist Sóley. 

As part of the Keychange initiative Iceland Airwaves also welcomes musical innovators Kat Frankie, Mari Kalkun, Mueverloreina, Tawiah and Vaz to the line-up.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now for a strictly limited time. 

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