Iceland Airwaves Festival





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Get Ready For A Different Kind Of Festival.

How many music festivals have you been to where the venue is basically a huge, desolate expanse of dirt, dotted with stages, food stalls and rows of portaloos that smell funkier than the music? The answer is probably too many, but don't worry because you won't be adding Iceland Airwaves Festival to the list. It's something else entirely.

Music lovers from all over the world flock to the festival, which lights up all different corners of Reykjavík with its presence. Gigs take place in cosy records stores, hip art galleries, cool bars... You might even find yourself jamming to your favourite band inside a church with booming acoustics while colourful light streams down through the stained-glass windows. Unique venues and a taste of the city are all part of the fun.

What Happens At Iceland Airwaves Festival?

Basically, you'll get to check out a line-up that includes awesome established bands and acts - and discover new, up-and-coming ones. Who even cares if they have unpronounceable Scandinavian names? You'll be too busy enjoying the music to think about the mechanics of all those accented vowels. 

And when you're not dancing away to awesome tunes, there's plenty of Icelandic culture to immerse yourself in. Icelandic cuisine, hot springs and incredible night skies are calling. It's about time you answered.

In Short:

  • A festival that unfurls across the city of Reykjavík
  • See gigs in unique venues like record stores, art galleries, bars and churches
  • A huge line-up of awesome well-known and up-coming acts
  • The chance to experience Icelandic food and culture
Tania Braukamper
Tania Braukamper Author & Events Manager