Nanook (GL) Cancels IA Performance

We are sorry to announce that Nanook (GL) can no longer perform at Iceland Airwaves 2014. We will miss these Greenlanders, but hope to see them in the future!

However, there is some good news, too! Marius Ziska from the Faroe Islands will be playing in their stead. Check out their artist profile here.

The Off-Venue Program has dropped!

The Off-Venue Program is now available, and let us tell ya: it is GARGANTUAN and our biggest to date. There are 675 shows at 52 off-venues, so there won’t be even a second of boredom at Iceland Airwaves this year (as if that were possible!).


PS. Both the official and off-venue programs are now in the app! YAY!


Only 20 sleeps until Iceland Airwaves 2014!

The festival is now sold out, however, a few package deals with Icelandair are still available!

The Miners’ Hymns – Jóhann Jóhannsson and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra

This year we are psyched to team up with ISO for the amazing 2014 Airwaves lineup!

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson performs the Icelandic premiere of his moving score to The Miners’ Hymns, a haunting and lyrical portrait of Britain’s industrial past by American artist film maker Bill Morrison.

Using rarely seen archive film footage spanning 100 years, The Miners’ Hymns depicts the ill-fated coal mining communities of North East England, the harsh reality ofminers’ lives and the extraordinary, celebratory annual Durham Miners’ Gala. The soundtrack draws on the brass music heritage of the northeast of England, a tradition closely linked with the mines stretching back almost 200 years and still very much alive today

Jóhann Jóhannsson has created a brand new orchestration of the piece especially for the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra which will be conducted by Guðni Franzson in the Eldborg performance space in Harpa Concert Hall.

Now, here’s the scoop on scoring your ticket. The show is included in the Iceland Airwaves ticket price, but please note that there are a limited amount of tickets available for wristband holders. Tickets will be handed out to festival-goers on a first-come-first-served basis Thursday, November 6 at noon in the Iceland Airwaves Media Center at Harpa. For those of you who want to guarantee your spot, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra is also selling tickets.

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