Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Run The Jewels are among the bands set to perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) in Iceland in 2015, as announced this week. Already in July, it was made known that Belle & Sebastian would headline next year’s festival.
The Icelandic Design Award was held for the first time on Thursday in the National Theater in Reykjavík. With the aim to honor “the best Icelandic design and architecture annually,” the first award went to Austurland: Designs from Nowhere.
Iceland will be the focus country at the 29th Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music platform, which takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands, January 14-17, 2015. Eurosonic is considered to be Europe’s most important live music showcase and conference, attracting more than 3,200 delegates and...
Icelandic author Steinunn Sigurðardóttir received the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize for her contributions to the Icelandic language on Sunday. November 16, the birthday of national poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, is the Day of the Icelandic Language.
Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson cut down a pine tree selected by the Reykjavík Forestry Association this week, which will be donated as a Christmas tree to Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, to honor the relationship between the two capitals.
The Design and Craft Fair (‘Handverk og Hönnun’) at Reykjavík City Hall in downtown Reykjavík started on Thursday.
Around 5,000 foreign music fans have made the trip to Reykjavík for this year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival, which runs through Sunday. A total of 9,000 tickets were sold to this year’s festival.