Music Festivals in Iceland

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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3 Weeks To Go: Book Your Secret Solstice 2017 Side Event Before It Sells Out

Secret Solstice 2017 - Into the Glacier

With a start date of June 15, 2017, the world famous music festival Secret Solstice in Reykjavík, Iceland is just three weeks away! 174 artists are scheduled to perform the three-day main event (Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Rick Ross, Chaka Khan, Richard Ashcroft, Anderson .Paak, Úlfur Úlfur, Teitur Magnússon, Emmsjé Gauti, Soffía Björg, Hildur, Lord […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly – Summer Festival Preview #1

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For the next few episodes of our podcast Nordic Spotlight Monthly, we’re going be highlighting the summer music festivals happening throughout the Nordic nations, as well as playing some tunes by the many artists playing these events. For this first installment, we take a look at: Sideways Festival (June 17 – 18) Bergenfest (June 15 […]

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Secret Solstice 2016 Playlist, Tickets and Travel Packages

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Kicking off next month on the 16th of June, the 2016 Secret Solstice Festival is one of those experiences that you’re going to be raving about to your friends and loved ones for months afterward. Because what other music festival is going to allow you to see live music inside of a glacier or an acoustic performance […]

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Got a Spare Million? You Need This Secret Solstice 2016 Ticket

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

In 2014, Secret Solstice began their summer music festival under the midnight sun, and from the beginning it has set itself apart with its excellent international lineup and truly original side-parties, like an all-night rave deep inside the glacier far below the surface, and jaw-dropping ticket packages, like the $200,000 ticket with a long, long, LONG list […]

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Secret Solstice 2016 (IS) Adds Extra Day And Expands Already Killer Lineup

Secret Solstice 2016
Earlier this week, the folks organizing the 2016 installment of Secret Solstice, the always incredible music festival happening this June in Reykjavik, announced that they were adding a fourth day to the event. It's now kicking off on Thursday June 16th and running through Sunday the 19th. Makes sense too as that's the only way to [...]
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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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