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 Icelandic bands, in no particular order.
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.
It is always the ones you expect the least from who surprise you the most. The sore feet and neck pains were worthwhile, as the future of rock ‘n’ roll presents itself.
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.
The off-venue program for this year’s Iceland Airwaves is quite simply enormous: 675 shows at 52 venues over a period of one week is more than anybody can even begin to consider. So, much like the main event, planning and controlling expectations is vital.
Organizers of the Iceland Airwaves music festival released the off-venue program yesterday. With 675 performances at 52 locations, it’s the biggest off-venue program to date. Airwaves will start in Iceland’s capital on November 5. The first off-venue concerts take place on November 3.
Tickets to the 2014 Iceland Airwaves music festival, which will be held for the 16th time in Reykjavík this year, from November 5 to 9, have now sold out, as announced in a press release yesterday.
The schedule for the 2014 Iceland Airwaves music festival, held November 5-9 in Reykjavík, is ready. The schedule is available in pdf form on airwaves.is and the festival organizers are planning to release an app and online planner soon.
The final line-up for this year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival, held November 5-9, was announced on Tuesday.