Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves 2018 Playlist…by Iceland’s Prime Minister


Most presidents aren’t too knowledgeable on their countries’ music scenes, but most countries aren’t Iceland. To celebrate 20 years (!!!) of Iceland Airwaves, the nation’s foremost new music festival for both domestic and international acts, Iceland’s Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, has personally curated a Spotify playlist chock full of Icelandic artists (and some others). Today’s most […]

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A Journey To Iceland (Part Six)

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As I was paying for my purchases as the charmingly cramped Geisladiskabúð Valda record shop, the owner asked (as most every local did) if I was here for Iceland Airwaves. Once that was established, I asked him if he had any designs on seeing any concerts that week. “No,” he answered, “I’m more of a […]

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A Journey To Iceland (Part Five)

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You can start to pick out the locals from those folks who are not from around Reykjavik pretty easily as you start to reach the end of a multi-day, multi-venue music festival. The tourists, especially the Americans, are the ones that have a glaze slowly coming over their eyes. Between the shows and attractions and […]

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A Journey To Iceland (Part Three)

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I’m going to start off today’s installment with: Travel Tip #4. If you’re coming to Reykjavik for Iceland Airwaves, remember one simple thing: it’s November in Iceland. Dress accordingly. There’s a very good reason why nearly all the tourist shops here in the city sell scarves, sweaters, and hats. Yes, the Icelandic wool is lovely, but […]

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Nordic Artists Playing Iceland Airwaves 2015 (part four)

Iceland Airwaves 2015

Is it November yet? With each one of these posts that we do, our excitement about the upcoming Iceland Airwaves fest only grows stronger. If you’re flying over there for the event as well, hopefully you’re feeling the same. And even if you’re not, we can only hope that you’re enjoying checking out some our […]

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Nordic Artists Playing Iceland Airwaves 2015 (part three)

Iceland Airwaves 2015

We’re continuing our work going through the huge list of Nordic artists that will be descending upon Reykjavik this November to perform at the 2015 Iceland Airwaves festival this week. We’ve updated our Spotify playlist with 20 more artists for you to check out, and we’re going to highlight some of our favorites right here. […]

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