Iceland Airwaves Postponed Until 2022Árni Sæberg

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The music festival Iceland Airwaves , which had been scheduled for early November, has been postponed until next year, reports. This is the second year in a row that the festival is postponed. Organizers state that current limits on the number of people allowed to gather, due to COVID-19, make holding the event impossible.

The new dates for the festival will be Wednesday, November 2 through Saturday November 5, 2022.

From Iceland Airwaves 2014.

From Iceland Airwaves 2014. Jóhannesson

“The latest regulations imposed by authorities limit the number of people in attendance in each area…to 500 people; guests must be in numbered seats, must not face one another, must wear face masks until seated, and must provide the results of a rapid test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the start of an event,” a statement from Sena Live, the organizer of the event, reads.

The statement goes on to say that the organizers believe it could have been possible to hold the festival in a safe manner, but that authorities disagree with that.

Those who hold a ticket for 2021 and  wish to attend Iceland Airwaves 2022 do not need to do anything, since their ticket for 2021 will still be valid. Those who wish to get a refund are asked to send an email to by Friday, September 17.

The organizers encourage ticket holders to keep their tickets and thereby support Icelandic music.




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