Hatari band members, waving a banner in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Hatari's Display of Palestinian Flag Causes Controversy

20 May “We have not received anything from EBU [the European Broadcasting Union], and we’ll wait and see whether that happens.”

Hatari made it to the grand final.

Hatari Qualifies for Eurovision Grand Final

15 May For the first time since 2014, Iceland has qualified for the Eurovision grand final, scheduled for Saturday night in Tel Aviv, Israel.

These fans of the band Hatari, representing Iceland at Eurovision, insist that life does have a purpose, despite Hatari's lyrics.

Life Has Purpose, Hatari Fans Insist

8 May Anticipation is mounting in Iceland for the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 14-18.

Mat­hi­as Ju­lien Spoerry, Ella Vala Ármanns­dótt­ir and their son, Yoan Þröstur.

Fired up about Wood-Fired Oven

28 Apr People in North Iceland are in for a treat.

Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson.

Víkingur Heiðar Receives Top Prize

11 Apr “I’m deeply touched to receive these important awards for my Bach album, and I appreciate how well it has been received.”

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.

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