Soffía Björg at Iceland Airwaves 2015

Airwaves ’15: Day 5

By Edward Hancox
Icelanders do this thing on Sundays. They disappear.
GusGus at Iceland Airwaves 2015

Airwaves ’15: Day 4

By Edward Hancox
The grandfathers of the Icelandic music scene headlining Airwaves is right and proper.

Pre-Airwaves: Tuesday

By Edward Hancox
ÍRiS, Sóley and Grúska Babúska get things started.

15 Icelandic Bands to Check Out at Airwaves

By Edward Hancox
Forget the overseas talents of Beach House and Hot Chip (both surely in violation of the ‘you can only play Airwaves once’ policy), the histrionics of Father John Misty, or the London grime of Skepta, Airwaves has the very best home-grown band on show. Here is a list of 15 not-to-be-missed...
From the film Wednesday May 9

That’s a Wrap! – RIFF Review

By Aron Már Ingham...
Reykjavík saw a record-breaking RIFF rush by as the 2015 festival became the largest and highest attended to date.
Sparrows still shot

RIFF 2015 Preview

By Aron Már Ingham...
Reykjavík’s favorite film festival returns today, welcoming new and exciting directors and old masters alike to light up the city’s screens.
Iggy Pop - ATP 2015.

ATP Iceland Music Festival

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
The festival’s third appearance in Iceland was overall a great success.
ATP 2015.

ATP: Peel Slowly and See – Day Two

By Christopher Mic...
With a distinctively alternative flavor, Day Two of All Tomorrow’s Parties 2015 was even more action-packed than Day One.
Iggy Pop - ATP 2015.

ATP: Peel Slowly and See – Day One

By Christopher Mic...
From technopunk miscreants to art-folk aficionados, All Tomorrow’s Parties delighted festival goers from all walks of life with a veritable hlaðborð (‘buffet’) of delights. Here are some of my personal highlights.
Saga Fest 2015

Saga Fest – A Review

By Katharina Celeste
A weekend of spontaneous dancing, musical creation, delicious food sharing, plenty of laughter and intimacy.
Skrillex at Sónar Reykjavík 2015

Sónar Reykjavík 2015

By Sari Peltonen
Sónar Reykjavik catered beats, party and confetti for the lovers of electronic music last weekend. Now in its third year, the festival is a success in many ways, but perhaps still lacks some magic, says Sari Peltonen.

Sónar Tónar

By Sari Peltonen
The Barcelona-born music festival Sonar comes to town for the third time this weekend, bringing the heavy weights of electronic music to the same stage as local DJs, along with a surprising group of the Icelandic music talent, normally not seen in the dance clubs.
The Flaming Lips performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014

Iceland Airwaves – Wayne in the Sky with Balloons

By Brynjar Vatnsdal
The Flaming Lips close Iceland Airwaves 2014 in a style that can only be described as ecstatic, confetti-crazed and completely over the top. The War on Drugs as a warm-up is not bad either, even without the gimmicks.