Organizers of the 2016 Iceland Airwaves festival have unveiled new line-up additions from Reykjavík’s vibrant hip hop and rap scene alongside international newcomers Seratones, Lowly, Connor Youngblood as well as the influential hip-hop group Digible Planets.
Glacier Mafia and Kött Grá Pje join the previously-announced 19-strong female rap collective Reykjavíkudætur, GKR, Sturla Atlas and brand -new sensation Aron Can.
Artists of other genres who will be performing at Iceland Airwaves this year include PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Torres and Kate Tempest, as well as soulful singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant and electronic upstarts Vaginaboys.
Also part of the festival this year is the second edition of Nonference, an informal music conference based in Harpa concert and conference center. It will feature talks on the resurgence of Icelandic rap, among other topics and master classes on the music industry. Nonference will be open to artist, press, and darling wristbands and is hosted by IMX.
Iceland Airwaves will take place November 2- 6 this year, tickets are on sale now.
Below is the full lineup (so far):
Agent Fresco / Amabadama / Amber / Sturla Atlas / Auður / Pétur Ben / Beneath / Soffía Björg / BLKPRTY / Börn / Valby Bræður / Bróðir BIG / Aron Can / Ceasetone / CHINAH (DK) / Hannah Lou Clark (UK) / Digible Planets (US) / DIMMA / Axel Flóvent / Fufanu / Emmsjé Gauti / Gangly / GKR / Glacier Mafia / Glowie / Unge Ferrari (NO) / Fews (SE/US) / dj flugvél og geimskip / Futuregrapher / Bára Gísladóttir / Dolores Haze (SE) / Snorri Helgason / Hildur / Himbrimi / Julia Holter (US) / HórMónar / IamHelgi / The Ills (SK) / Alvia Islandia / Silvana Imam (SE) / Einar Indra / Alexander Jarl / Jennylee (US) / JFDR / Magnús Jóhann / Tómas Jónsson / Josin (DE) / Karó / Kött Grá Pje / Lake Street Dive (US) / Legend / Liima (DE) / Lowly (DK) / Lush (UK) / Major Pink / Mammút / Júníus Meyvant / Kælan Mikla / Milkywhale / Minor Victories (UK) / mum with Kronos Quartet / Máni Orra / Par-Ðar / Pink Street Boys / PJ Harvey (UK) / Puffin Island / Reykjavíkurdætur / Myrra Rós / Rythmatik / Samaris / Seratones (US) / $igmund / Mr.Silla / Singapore Sling / Sólstafir / The Sonics / Emil Stabil (DE) / Steinar / sxsxsx / Kate Tempest (UK) / This is the Kit (UK) / THROWS (US) / Tiny / Tófa / Tonik Ensemble / Torres (US) / Þriðja Hæðin / úlfur úlfur / Vaginaboys / Adia Victoria (US) / Vök / Warpaint (US) / Yamaho / Conner Youngblood (US) / VIO