Summer is here and in Iceland we’re enjoying 24 hours of daylight! We’re ready to announce 30 additions to the already juicy Iceland Airwaves 2012 line-up. So what do we have in store for you?
There’s experimental rock group Dirty Projectors (US), British guitar rockers The Vaccines and one of Spencer Krug’s (of Wolf Parade) exciting new projects; Moonface with Finnish kraut-rockers Siinai. From Canada we bring you future pop pair Purity Ring, electro-sonic trio Doldrums and attested buzz band Half Moon Run, who tore it apart at our Great Escape showcase in May. Girlish pop songstresses BOY (DE/CH), exhibitionist pop duo Me and My Drummer (DE), audioscaper Rangleklods (DK), Estonian folk-rockstars Ewert and the Two Dragons and fresh indie-rock/pop trio Nelson Can from Denmark.
And from our little island in the north we proudly present to you the breakout indie-folk songsmiths Of Monsters and Men, who’ve seen amazing success since they first performed at Iceland Airwaves in 2010. There’s more of their fellow countrymen that we’re proud to add to the line up: electro pop outfit and professional partystarters FM Belfast, metalheads Sólstafir, the neo-classical whiz Ólafur Arnalds, the sweeping Agent Fresco, musicians of robust pop Valdimar, established rockers Leaves, tough grit-rockers Brain Police and energetic rock quintet Mammút. But wait, there’s more! Post-hardcore scenesters Endless Dark, folk-pop newcomers Tilbury, the progtastic Caterpillarmen, Ampop monkier Biggi Hilmars, self described freak pop project Just Another Snake Cult, rambunctious electro poppers Kiriyama Family, stirring rock ensemble Hudson Wayne, loaded-rock group The Heavy Experience, songsters of folk 1860 and sister act mavericks SíSý Ey.
SO MUCH FRESH MUSIC! For more info on each artist click here.