Reykjavik dedicates a week in late-Spring every year to celebrate Iceland's dynamic, diverse and thriving music scene (and to take advantage of the final rays of sunlight before the darkness of winter sets in). Inviting local and international artists.
A critically acclaimed international music festival showcasing both new international bands and the best up-and-coming Icelandic artists. Iceland Airwaves is a critically acclaimed international music festival showcasing the hottest new international bands and the best up-and-coming Icelandic artists.
Iceland Airwaves is an eclectic festival in Reykjavík. Similar to the famed South by Southwest, this festival showcases hundreds of acts ranging from unheard-of up-and-comers to headline status stars.
Spreading to the northern city of Akureyri for the first time last year, Iceland Airwaves takes over Reykjavík and Akureyri's downtown, taking place in everything from bars and bookshops to theatres and concert halls.Set during the time of the year where Iceland gets only a few hours of sunlight, the festival is an unparalleled experience, turning the country into musical treasure hunt.
The event started out as a one-off gig in an airplane hangar back in 1999, with only 5 bands performing, but it’s now has established itself as one of the hippest events on the international music festival calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world, who come in search of some fresh audio dynamite and an adventure at edge of the Arctic Circle.
So don't miss out on one of Iceland's hottest 2018 events!
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