Iceland Airwaves 2015

Iceland Airwaves - final night

Iceland Airwaves - final night

9 Nov 2015 The Iceland Airwaves festival came to a close last night. The main stage on Sunday night was the Vodafone hall with performances from Hot Chip and the Sleaford Mods.

Iceland Airwaves - Day four

Iceland Airwaves - Day four

8 Nov 2015 Saturday night at Iceland Airwaves offered highlights such as Beach House and Gus Gus and was accented by a host of female musicians including Kælan mikla, Reykjavikurdætur, Grúska babúska and Flo Morrisey.

Airwaves: Day three

Airwaves: Day three

7 Nov 2015 The Iceland Airwaves music festival continued last night with highlights including Perfume Genius, Grísalappalísa and Ariel Pink.


If you see one Icelandic artist, see DJ Flugvél og Geimskip

7 Nov 2015 One artist that you just can't miss at Iceland Airwaves is the incredible Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir, aka DJ Flugvél og Geimskip.

Björk says Iceland has a deadline and harshly criticizes the Icelandic Government for destroying Iceland's nature.

"There's no elf power." Björk and Andri Snær call for an emergency press conference

6 Nov 2015 "There's no elf power. Iceland is a real place, with real waterfalls and real nature," said writer and activist Andri Snær Magnússon at a press conference with Icelandic musician Björk Guðmundsdóttir today.

Mr. Sillla gave a stunning performance at Gamla bíó.

Airwaves: Day Two

6 Nov 2015 Reykjavik was bathed in a magical glow as crowds surged through the rainy streets on their way to the multitude of concerts on offer on the second evening of Iceland Airwaves.


Get drunk, wear a sleeping bag and pace yourself

5 Nov 2015 Iceland Monitor asked a few Icelandic artists and bands on tips on how to survive Iceland Airwaves.

Iceland Airwaves: Day one

Iceland Airwaves: Day one

5 Nov 2015 The festival touted as "The hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar," by The Rolling Stone kicked off yesterday. A multitude of bands, Icelandic and international performed at numerous venues all over the city centre.

The Nordic Playlist Caravan inside Harpa concert hall.

Nordic playlist set up a caravan in Harpa

4 Nov 2015 The Nordic Playlist will be hosting a radio bar once again at Iceland Airwaves, and this time it's located in a caravan inside Harpa concert hall.


Bringing Icelandic music to listeners the world over

4 Nov 2015 The KEXP, Kex Hostel and Iceland Naturally off-venue events at Iceland Airwaves have been hosted for seven years at Kex Hostel and have become an unmissable part of the festival. Iceland Monitor spoke with KEXP host Kevin Cole who has collaborated on this unique project since the beginning.


Video: Which Icelandic bands should you see at Airwaves?

4 Nov 2015 With an endless number of bands playing, navigating your way through Iceland Airwaves can be a bit daunting. Iceland Monitor asked a few Icelandic artists and bands playing this year what they would recommend seeing to help you out a bit.


Video: Bands share their first memories of Iceland Airwaves

2 Nov 2015 Iceland Monitor got a few of the Icelandic bands playing at the Iceland Airwaves festival this year, which takes place from this Wednesday until Sunday, to answer a few questions. The first: What's your first most vivid memory from past festivals?

Árstíðir probably has the most viewed YouTube video of all Icelandic bands.

"The reaction was beyond our wildest dreams."

2 Nov 2015 A recording of Icelandic band Árstíðir singing an angelic version of an old Icelandic hymn in a German train station now has almost five million views on YouTube. As a comparison, Björk's Human Behaviour from 2010 has 1,6 million views.

Favourite item of clothing is a pair of sunglasses

1 Nov 2015 Cool cat about town Erling Bang drums with numerous bands playing at Iceland Airwaves which takes place this week. We put him through the Third Degree on what to see at the music festival as well as a few more revealing details which include a penchant for good coffee, being put to sleep by Eric Satie and the Mjódd district.


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