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Crowd at ATP Iceland 2014

ATP Iceland 2015 Announces More Bands

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.

Skálmöld

Icelandic Music in Focus at Eurosonic 2015

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...

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Author Awarded on Icelandic Language Day

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.

Þingvellir Almannagjá

Old Royal Route Uncovered in Þingvellir

When road improvements of the so-called Konungsvegur (King’s Road) in Þingvellir National Park began last week, old paving stones appeared from underneath the asphalt. These are likely the remains of the original King’s Road from 1907.

Poster for Sequences VII.

Seventh Sequences Art Festival Announced

Biannual visual art festival Sequences will be held for the seventh time in Iceland April 10-19, 2015. Alfredo Cramerotti has been announced as the curator of Sequences VII, taking over from Markús Þór Andrésson. Preparations are said to be going well.

kjötsúpa

Winter Welcomed with Meat Soup and Ram Groping

Today is the first day of winter according to the Icelandic calendar. As in the past 11 years, it will be celebrated with Meat Soup Day on Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík, where passersby can enjoy a taste of free kjötsúpa, a classic culinary staple, from 2 pm.

The poster for the film Borgríki II.

‘City State 2’ Shoots Straight to Top

The Icelandic film Borgríki II (City State 2), which premiered on Friday, shot straight to the top of the Icelandic box office, pushing U.S. director David Fincher’s Gone Girl from the number one spot.

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