News - Iceland Airwaves


the full off-venue list revealed

One great part of Iceland Airwaves is the free entry off-venue shows hosted all around downtown Reykjavík.

airwaves debutantes: what’s new and who’s who at airwaves 2018 #2

Here’s part two of The Reykjavík Grapevine’s guide to what’s new and who’s who at Iceland Airwaves 18. Make sure to get tickets—the VIP Upgrade is already sold out.

meet the guy playing with 12 different bands at iceland airwaves

Is Magnús Jóhann the busiest man in Icelandic music? This Airwaves sees his fingers being put to more use than anyone else, playing with no less than 12 acts this year.

artists and days announced

Time to start planning! We’re still working hard on getting the full schedule out but you can start planning your Airwaves Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We’re getting SO excited to see you all! Full schedule and app coming October 18th.

final lineup announcement!

Iceland Airwaves completes its 2018 line-up with a special 20th Anniversary show (Toy Machine, Dead Sea Apple, Carpet), Icelandic supergroup Team Dreams (Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason), one-man dynamo Cola Boyy (US) and much more…

official venues revealed

We’re happy to share with you the places where the magic REALLY happens at Iceland Airwaves, our venues!

airwaves debutantes: what’s new and who’s who at airwaves 2018 #1

Iceland Airwaves built its reputation as a destination festival not by booking loads of big names, but because it’s the single best place to see the freshest faces on the Icelandic music scene. This year, 32 bands will play Airwaves for the very first time—and The Reykjavík Grapevine have put together a guide to what’s new and who’s who amongst this year’s festival debutantes.

get to know: jockstrap

Jockstrap is the duo of 20-year-olds Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye. Despite being a very new project they’re already building up quite the buzz. We asked them a few questions about their music and their trip to Iceland in November.

Fourth Announcement: 100 Artists Added Lineup

Iceland Airwaves adds Asgeir, Aurora, Haiku Hands, Not3s and Black Midi to 20th Anniversary Edition alongside Moshi Moshi and Bella Union label nights and 6am Rave

Fever Ray Cancels Fall Tour

It’s with regret that due to personal reasons Fever Ray have cancelled their Iceland Airwaves performance, along with all of their other performances this Autumn.

The Line of Best Fit Survival Guide to Reykjavík

The Line of Best Fit are age-old friends of Iceland Airwaves and are veterans of the festival.  As veterans of the festival, they’ve come up with a few things to help you stay alive and enjoy your time in Iceland.

Hayley Kiyoko Joins Iceland Airwaves Lineup

It’s Pride Week 2018 in Reykjavík, one of Iceland’s biggest events and one of the “the biggest small Pride” events in the world, attracting around 100,000 attendees from all around the globe. This year, Iceland Airwaves is proud to announce that US singer/songwriter Hayley Kiyoko will be joining the line-up this November as part of her first ever European and UK tour.

Descartes A Kant: Your New Favorite Mexican Band!

Sometimes you hear something new and it really grabs you by the ears. Mexican outfit Descartes A Kant is definitely one of those. We were dying to find out more about the Mexican band, so we asked them a few questions about their music and what they have planned for their trip to Iceland!

Join our Iceland Airwaves Ambassador Program

Our Iceland Airwaves ambassador program is now live. Bring your friends to Airwaves and earn all kind of cool rewards.

Get to know stuff about Husky Loops

UK art-rockers Husky Loops are bringing their special brand of rock ‘n’ roll to Iceland Airwaves this year. But what how are their Icelandic skills? Find out below!

Get to know the guys in Stereo Honey

London four-piece Stereo Honey are heading to Iceland Airwaves so here is your chance get to know them better.

The New VIP Upgrades Sold Out Fast

The response to the brand new VIP upgrades was so strong that they all sold out completely in a matter of days. 

Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out

Early Bird tickets for IA 2018 are almost sold out. The discounted price will end no later than June 14th.

Third Announce: Ólafur Arnalds and more…

Following on from announcing Fever Ray, Blood Orange and Alma, Iceland Airwaves is proud to reveal its third round of acts for 2018.

Second Announce: Blood Orange and more…

Following on from announcing Superorganism and Girl Ray, we are proud to reveal its second round of acts for 2018.

First Acts for the 20th Anniversary line-up announced

One ticket brings you four days and nights of incredible music, all within easy walking distance of downtown Reykjavík.

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