Justin Timberlake held his first concert in Iceland last night, at Kórinn sports hall in Kópavogur, a town just outside Reykjavík, to a crowd of around 17,000.
Concert holder Ísleifur B. Þórhallsson said in an interview with Stöð 2 prior to the sold-out concert, which was part of Timberlake’s world tour in support of his bestselling album The 20/20 Experience, that the event would take concert management in Iceland to a new level.
“It is seldom that such a superstar at the height of his career visits Iceland. People have been waiting for tickets for months but they were sold out in 15 minutes. There is a lot of excitement surrounding it,” Ísleifur stated.
Up to 500 people assisted with the concert. Around 100 people—artists, technicians, assistants and others—and three to four containers of equipment accompanied the star to the country.
In addition, 100 technicians from Iceland took part in the concert and when security, traffic controllers and others are included, the total number of people working on the concert was roughly 500.
Icelandic band GusGus and DJ Freestyle Steve provided the warm-up entertainment.
The full concert can be viewed on Yahoo Live Nation.