Radio Iceland will continue to be on the air for now. An agreement was reached with an investor about one hour before the station was set to shut down this week on funding its operations temporarily.
The Icelandic English-language radio station Radio Iceland, which was launched in mid-February, has closed.
The latest round of artists for this year’s Iceland Airwaves were announced yesterday: Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, JME and Aurora, taking the lineup total to 46 acts including 31 Icelandic artists.
On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), inducted 322 new members into its ranks, including two Icelanders.
The Icelandic Crime Authors’ Association has named DNA by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir the best crime novel of 2014, awarding it with the Blóðdropinn (‘Blood Drop’) trophy. The book will be Iceland’s contribution to this year’s Glass Key Award for Nordic crime authors.
The second annual Secret Solstice outdoor music festival in Laugardalur valley, Reykjavík, came to an end with a concert by veteran rappers Wu-Tang Clan in fair weather yesterday. Approximately 10,000 people attended the festival, of whom 2,500 came from abroad.
Margera had been in a “really weird condition” and wanted to force his way into the production room, which is only for staff, musicians and media. He was barred by two female staff members of the festival.
It’s not all about Venice in the art world at the moment. The recently-opened Nordic Biennale in Norway is also gathering attention around the world.