The Eistnaflug music festival is underway for the twelfth time in the town of Neskaupstaður in East Iceland. The festival slogan, ‘Don’t be an idiot’, is meant as a reminder to festivalgoers to behave themselves, or risk the festival being cancelled.
The Nordic Council Film Prize Festival opens at Háskólabíó cinema in Reykjavík tomorrow night and runs through September 18.
The second annual Fundur fólksins (‘The People’s Meeting’) begins in the Nordic House in Reykjavík today and continues through September 3. This is an opportunity for members of the general public to meet with officials and leaders of interest associations.
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.
A special Bird Week kicks off in Reykjavík today, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the diverse birdlife which exists within city limits and the importance of Reykjavík for the welfare of Icelandic birds.
The 2015 Culture Festival of Seltjarnarnes, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, kicked off yesterday with the opening of exhibitions dedicated to the songs of the women’s rights movement on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage in Iceland.
US filmmaker and composer John Carpenter will play many of his best-known songs along with music from his new album Lost Themes at the 2016 ATP Iceland music festival, as announced today. This will be the first time that Carpenter performs his music publicly.
The opening film at Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) 2015 will be Tale of Tales by Italian director Matteo Garrone, starring Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly, as recently announced. RIFF opens on September 24 and runs through October 4.
The lineup for the 2015 Reykjavík International Literary Festival, held September 9-12, was announced this week, including international authors Dave Eggers (U.S.), Stine Pilgaard (Denmark), Teju Cole (Nigeria/U.S.) and Ana Maria Shua (Argentina).
The Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2015 officially began yesterday—though there was also a special sneak preview concert on Tuesday.
Today is the first day of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival. Because of the rain, the jazz parade was moved to Harpa Concert Hall rather than beginning at Hlemmur. The official ceremony will start in Harpa at 17:15 with the “parade” and will then continue as scheduled.
The movie Sparrows (Þrestir), written and directed by Icelandic film director Rúnar Rúnarsson, has been chosen to compete in the main competition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Björk has canceled both concerts scheduled for Iceland Airwaves music festival in Harpa Concert Hall November 4-8.
The inaugural Cycle Music and Art Festival will take part in Kópavogur, in the Greater Reykjavík area, August 13-16.
Today is Merchants’ Holiday (Frídagur verslunarmanna), a public holiday celebrated annually in early August in Iceland, always on a Monday. People of all professions use the long weekend preceding it, known as the Merchants’ Weekend (Verslunarmannahelgi), to travel to the countryside and...
Icelandic pop singer Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson will ‘sail’ on a Viking ship “for the Icelandic settlement queens” in this year’s Reykjavík Pride parade, which will take place on August 8. Páll Óskar also stated that there will be no “tits and asses” in this year’s parade.
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.
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.
The event ‘Into the Glacier,’ presented as “the world’s first party underneath a glacier,” will take place in the new ice tunnel in Langjökull in West Iceland, Iceland’s second-largest glacier, on June 20 as part of the Secret Solstice music festival.