Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson.

Víkingur Heiðar Receives Top Prize

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Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson is undoubtedly Iceland's biggest classical music star.

Víkingur Heiðar nominated for BBC Music Magazine award

23 Jan Icelandic pianist Víkingur Heiðar is nominated for the BBC Music Magazine Awards for his latest solo album where he performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The voting is open until February 19th.

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A lifetime bracelet for Iceland Airwaves

9 Nov Ever since Iceland Airwaves was held for the first time in 1999, David Fricke, editor of Rolling Stone and Leigh Lust, who has worked in the music industry for three decades, have attended. At this year's festival they were honoured with a "lifetime bracelet" to the festival.

Júníus Meyvant is the stage name of Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson who grew up in the Westman Islands on the South coast of Iceland.

Icelandic artist Júníus Meyvant signs with Glassnote Records

9 Nov Júníus Meyvant has released a brand new single entitled ‘Let It Pass’. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming second album ‘Across The Borders’ which is set for release on Jan 25th 2019 via Record Records / Glassnote.

"It's the soul of the record shop that matters," saysLárus Jóhannesson, who owns 12 Tónar with Jóhannes Ágústsson.

Iceland's 12 Tónar selected greatest record store in the world

23 Oct Music magazine NME (New Musical Express) just published an article on a new book by journalist Marcus Barnes on the world's best record shops. Barnes selects his top ten record shops for NME and lists Icelandic record store 12 Tónar as his number one record store in the world.

Orri Páll Dýrason, former drummer of Sigur Rós.

Sigur Rós drummer tried to stop interview being published

15 Oct The lawyer of former Sigur Rós drummer Orri Páll Dýrason, who quit the band recently due to rape allegations by a US artists, made demands that newspaper Stundin would abandon plans to publish an interview with the artist in question, Meagan Boyd.

Road music at it's finest: Hank & Tank release their  second album, Last Call for Hank & Tank.

Hank and Tank return with a new album and a duo with Keren Ann

9 Oct After an eight-year-long hiatus duo Hank & Tank are releasing a new album which features a duo with French-Israeli singer Keren Ann. Hank & Tank are comprised of Singapore Sling frontman Henrik Björnsson and filmmaker Þorgeir Guðmundsson.

Ed Sheeran performs in Reykjavik next summer.

Ed Sheeran concert in Iceland sells out immediately

27 Sep Tickets to the Ed Sheeran concert taking place on August 10th 2019 at Laugardalvöllur stadium in Reykjavik are sold out. Over twenty thousand people waited online when ticket sales began which is a greater number than ever seen before in Iceland.

David Crosby is 77 years old and still going strong.

David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to perform in Reykjavik Thursday night

20 Aug Musical legend David Crosby will be performing at Háskólabíó in Reykjavik on Thursday night and the repertoire includes songs by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Baldur Einarsson.

Heartstone star releases music video

19 Aug One of the leading actors of the award-winning Icelandic coming-of-age 2016 movie Heartstone (Hjartasteinn), has stepped into a new role.

Jökull Júlíusson er andlit herferðar World Wild Life.

Kaleo’s frontman lends his voice to WWF

17 Aug Jökull Júlíusson, also known as JJ, vocalist/songwriter of the Icelandic rock/blues band Kaleo is collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund in a video series.

Guns N' Roses at Laugardalur Arena last night.

Guns N’ Roses Event Successful

25 Jul Last night’s outdoor performance of the US rock band Guns N’ Roses in Laugardalur, Reykjavík, went well, according to the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police.

Vocalist Axl Rose and guitarist Slash performing at the Guns N' Roses concert at Parken in Copenhagen at the end of June.

Express Bus Service to Guns N’ Roses

24 Jul The organizers of tonight’s performance of the US rock band Guns N’ Roses at Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík, encourage fans to show up early to avoid long lines.

The stage is being prepared for Guns N Roses.

Getting Ready for Guns N’ Roses

20 Jul Preparations are underway for the July 24th Guns N’ Roses performance in Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík.

The Chemical Brothers are going to Reykjavik.

Concerts: The Chemical Brothers to perform in Iceland

14 Jun British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers will be performing at Laugardalshöll stadium in Reykjavik on October 20th.

Hákon Aðalsteinsson, left, and Anton Newcombe, right, on tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Music: Icelander joins The Brian Jonestown Massacre

13 Jun Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson has joined legendary rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre led by frontman Anton Newcombe.

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