Reyka Vodka, the first vodka ever distilled in Iceland and one of our sponsors, is giving undiscovered American bands a chance to take a spot onstage as part of our very own Iceland Airwaves. Bands can submit their tracks to www.Reyka.com and two bands, selected by Iceland Airwaves, will win a weeklong trip to Reykjavík including travel and lodging, and get their shot to play alongside some of the most exciting and inspired names in independent music. Wowee!
Once the bands have been selected, then it’s the fans’ turn. Beginning August 14, fans will be encouraged to vote for their favorite of the two bands via the Reyka website. The band that receives the most votes will select two lucky contestants at random from the pool of voters to win an all expenses paid trip to Iceland Airwaves for them and a friend.
This marks the second year Reyka Vodka will bring some of the best in America’s indie music cred to its Icelandic homeland through Breakthrough at Airwaves. In 2011, YACHT, Caged Animals and Young Magic each were selected for the program and, in addition to sharing their music with an international audience, were taken on a hometown tour of Iceland courtesy of Reyka, Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, and the Golden Circle were just some of the natural wonders the group experienced firsthand providing a glimpse inside this unique island that has spawned a truly distinct creative culture.
The contest is open until August 1, with the winning bands to be announced August 14, 2012, and winning consumers to be announced on September 7 2012. NOW CHECK IT OUT!