Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre welcomed over 200,000 guests this past December, double the amount of visitors it hosted in December 2016. Over 2,000 performers graced its stages during the month, half of them children and youth. A press release from the Reykjavík landmark confirms this past December as the busiest month since its opening in 2011. RÚV reported first.
Over 60 concerts were held in December, as well as a festival, meetings, award ceremonies, TV broadcasts, and graduation ceremonies, among other events. Highlights include Sigur Rós’s festival Norður og Niður and an open Iceland Symphony Orchestra concert for refugees and Red Cross staff, as well as 150 preschool children who visited the building on field trips.
“After putting it all together we can confirm that December was the most eventful month since Harpa’s opening,” stated Harpa’s Director Svanhildur Koráðsdóttir. “We continue to explore the possibilities of the venue and do all sorts of fun experiments with our numerous partners, which among all else aim for all kinds of people of all ages to find reason to visit Harpa and enjoy their time there.”