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International Acts

Mac DeMarco (CA) – Whitney (US) – John Grant (US) – Booka Shade (DE) – Orville Peck (CA) – Shame (UK) – Anna of the North (NO) – Ivan Dorn (UA) – Georgia (UK) – Cautious Clay (US) – Boy Azooga  (UK) – Snapped Ankles (UK) – girl in red (NO) – Nina Las Vegas (AU) – Penelope Isles (UK) – Pip Blom (NL) – Blanco White (UK) – Free Love (UK) – Warmduscher (UK) – sir Was (SE) – Pottery (CA) – Niklas Paschburg (DE) – Just Mustard (IE) – Madame Gandhi (US) – The Garrys (CA) – Bessie Turner (UK) – Self Esteem (UK) – Alexandra Stréliski (CA) – Alyona Alyona (UA) – Amanda Tenfjord (NO) – Glass Museum (BE) – W.H. Lung (UK) – Lydmor (DK) – The Howl & The Hum (UK) – Broen (NO) – Bashar Murad (PS) – The Holy (FI) – Tiny Ruins (NZ) – Siobhan Wilson (UK) – Murkage Dave (UK) – Detalji (FI) – Velvet Negroni (US) – Siv Jakobsen (NO) – Otha (NO) – Æ Mak (IE) – MÖRK (HU) – Pillow Queens (IE) – Stars & Rabbit (ID) – Pattesutter (SE) – Hachiku (AU) – Akkan (ES)  – ROE (IE) – Loah (IE) – Sons (BE) – Jesse Markin (FI) – Helge (NL) – Pink Milk (SE) – Pavvla (ES) – Brett Newski (US) – Sturle Dagsland (DK) – :PAPERCUTZ (PT) – Ayelle (UK) – Baseball Gregg (IT) – Joe & The Shitboys (FO)

Icelandic Acts

Of Monsters and Men – Vök –Hatari – Hjaltalín – Agent Fresco – Pétur Ben – Mammút – Sólstafir – Biggi Veira (Gus Gus DJ Set)  – JFDR – Seabear – Une Misère – Hugar – Kælan Mikla – Jóipé X Króli – Ólöf Arnalds – GDRN – GKR – Auður – Bríet – Between Mountains – Sycamore Tree – Rokky – Aron Can – Auðn – Axel Flóvent – Berndsen – Sykur – aYia – Ceasetone – Daði Freyr – Elín Sif – Frid – Gabriel Ólafs – Grísalappalísa – Ragnar Zolberg – Sunna Fridjons – Hildur – Hrím – Hausar – Una Stef & The SP 74 – IamHelgi – Matthildur – Moses Hightower – Bagdad Brothers – Teitur Magnússon – Cell7 – Ateria – EinarIndra – Svavar Knútur – Tómas Welding – Una Schram – Warmland – Blóðmör – Sunna Margrét – Krabba Mane – Mighty Bear – Ásta – –Konfekt – SIGGY – Krassasig – Morpholith – Valborg Ólafs – KUL – Kontinuum – Flammeus – Flekar

Venues

Official Venues

 

Official venues are programmed by Iceland Airwaves. Entry is with IA wristband only.
Check the IA app for days, time and program.

This year we welcome Kex Hostel as an official Iceland Airwaves venue for 2019.

Fríkirkjan

Capacity: 380

📍 Fríkirkjuvegur 5, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Limited accessibility. Steps to main and side entrances.

Gamla Bíó

Capacity: 550

📍 Ingólfsstræti 2a, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. Balcony on 2nd floor with elevator.

Gaukurinn

Capacity: 350

📍  Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Limited accessibility. Stairs to 2nd floor.

Hard Rock Café

Capacity: 350
📍  Lækjargata 2A, 101 Reykjavik

Accessibility

Good accessibility. 

Hressingarskálinn (Hressó)

Capacity: 430

📍 Ingólfsstræti 2a, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. 

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Limited accessibility. 

Reykjavík Art Museum

Capacity: 1000

📍 Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. Good accessibility. Balcony on 2nd floor with elevator.

Valshöllin

Capacity: 3250

📍Hlíðarendi, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

On-Venues

 

On-venues are an exciting new additional to Iceland Airwaves. They are programmed by the venues themselves. Entry is with IA wristband.
On-venues operate with a program that can run both during the day and in the evenings. Check the IA app for days, time and program.

Accessibility

Limited accessibility. Stairs to main entrance.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Off-Venues

Accessibility

Limited accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

No information.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility (ramp and lift)

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Joe & The Juice (Laugavegur)

📍Laugavegur 10, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Joe & The Juice (Tryggvagata)

📍 Tryggvagata 21, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar

📍 Laugavegur 120, 105 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Lóa Bar-Bistro

📍Laugavegur 95-99, 101

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Waldorfskólinn Sólstafir

📍 Sóltún 6, 105 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Amazing discounts for Iceland Airwaves wristband holders!

Reykjavík has more good things than you’ll ever have time to experience in one visit, so spend your time wisely. We have collected a list of the best places to go eating, drinking, shopping, banking, adventuring and driving.

These great companies offer 10% discount to wristband holders and 20% discount to Airwaves Plus wristband holders.*

Enjoy Reykjavík!

*Except for Joe & the Juice (coffee only), Strætó & Landsbankinn. Subject to terms and conditions for each participant, please be sure to check each place for full details before placing your order.

Dining Out

Brass Kitchen and Bar is an outstanding restaurant in the heart of Reykjavík and is located in the 4 star Alda Hotel, at Laugarvegur 66-68, right within the downtown shopping district. Tasty food and great service in a cozy environment.

For a great place to dine and drink in Reykjavík’s famous old harbour, Bryggjan Brugghús serves gourmet seafood courses and quality craft beers served straight to the glass from the brewery.

Burro offers food from south America in a cozy welcoming atmosphere. The menu consists of small dishes and sizzling pans that we strongly suggest you share with your favourite people. Discounts for evening service only.

Chuck Norris Grill is a theme based (can you guess?) fast food restaurant which prides it self with high quality ingredients. Think wings are amazing, as are the burgers, sweet potato fries – need we say more? You got it.

Double Discount Bar

📍 Geirsgata 9, 101 Reykjavík

The Double Double Discount Bar offers exactly what it says in the title, double the discount for Airwaves guests! That means 20% for wristband holders and 40% for Airwaves Plus wristband holders. Once a day they will double the double discount for the first 50 people who show up, after the double-double alert goes out through the app; the lucky ones will get a double-double discount, which means 40% for wristband holders and 80% for Plus wristband holders – please watch the app for the alerts and details.

It is an exciting time for food, isn’t it? We are simply thrilled to have you here with us. Loosen your tie and throw back your hair – you look lovely.

The glowing adventure began at a modest little location in Reykjavik, but has grown into one of the most loved restaurant in Iceland’s restaurant market. With creativity and passion for good ingrediants Gló has been able to change the way Icelanders looked at healthy food, and show them it could both be healthy and tasty!

GOTT Reykjavík is a rosy-cheeked, creative restaurant. Where healthy and flavorful food is made from scratch, using local purveyors and wholesome ingredients. Gott is located in the Konsulat Hotel in downtown Reykjavík.

Grillmarket is a magical fusion of tradition and modern cuisine, where locally sourced produce such as lamb, beef and skyr are enchanted through the use of fire, smoke, fire logs and coal.

Hraðlestin is a family run Indian restaurant with four locations in Reykjavík, Iceland. Our chefs have been passionately combining Indian spices with Icelandic produce.

Hraðlestin, Lækjargata

📍Lækjargötu 8 Reykjavík, 101

Hraðlestin is a family run Indian restaurant with four locations in Reykjavík, Iceland. Our chefs have been passionately combining Indian spices with Icelandic produce.

Hressingarskálinn (Hresso)

📍 Austurstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík 101

The downtown favourite and newly renovated Hressingarskálinn (Hressó) features a wide selection of brunch, lunch and dinner courses, all fresh from out kitchen and from local sources. A great hangout for during Airwaves.

Icelandic Street Food, Lækjargata

📍Lækjargata 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

First fast food concept in Iceland with traditional Icelandic food in Reykjavik, local recipies from the owner’s grandmother and great fun staff. Big portions, big flavours!

Icelandic Street Food, Laugavegur

📍Laugavegur 85, 101 Reykjavík

First fast food concept in Iceland with traditional Icelandic food in Reykjavik, local recipies from the owners grandmother and great fun staff. Big portions, big flavours!

IÐNÓ is a restaurant, café and a cultural centre by the Pond in Reykjavik. At IÐNÓ, you can spend your day enjoying delicious food, coffee or a fabulous cocktail all while watching swans land on the pond. What could possibly beat that?

Joe & The Juice, Laugavegur

📍Laugavegur 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Joe & The Juice has six locations in Iceland. They offer amazing coffee, refreshing juices and smoothies and delicious fresh sandwiches. Coffee is 350 ISK all day for wristband holders – best value in town!

Joe & the Juice, Tryggvagata

📍Tryggvagata 21, 101 Reykjavík

Joe & The Juice has six locations in Iceland. They offer amazing coffee, refreshing juices and smoothies and delicious fresh sandwiches. Coffee is 350 ISK all day for wristband holders – best value in town!

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar

📍 Laugavegur 120, 105 Reykjavík

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar is a Nordic fusion restaurant, bringing together a taste of Iceland’s finest modern cooking with an unexpected twist, in a memorable and welcoming atmosphere.

Inside Kex Hostel you’ll find Sæmundur í Sparifötunum, serving excellent pub grub and drinks, their Icelandic inspired menu focusing on meals using fresh, local ingredients.

The hotel restaurant Lóa Bar & Bistro is a cosy bistro located on the hotel’s ground floor. The bistro will offer a comfy atmosphere with an excellent selection of lite bites and drinks of all sorts with a view over to the buzzing city centre.

Miami is a concept bar located in the heart of Reykjavik. The experience when you enter feels like checking into a luxurious hotel in Florida from the 80’s.

Reykjavík Konsúlat Bar serves a delightful range of perfectly mixed cocktails, and selected wines, beer and spirits. Our Bar Bites are the perfect drink companions or perhaps we can entice you with our tasty Thomsen Tea, indulging both in savory and sweet flavours.

A top floor restaurant located in the center of down town Reykjavik, Ský offers delicious food, fun drinks and spectacular views over the city center, harbour, Harpa Conert Hall and more.

Early until late, Slippbarinn is the perfect place to gather with old and new friends over a drink in this vibrant part of town by the Old Harbour. The drink menu has an impressive selection of cocktails and wines that will melt the heart of those who love a nice drink.

Icelandic bar with traditional Icelandic food all the Icelandic beers and liquors. Located in the heart of downtown.

Út í bláinn is a restaurant and cafe situated under glass dome at Perlan. The restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients where Icelandic culinary traditions meet classic European cuisine.

Shopping

66° North have been making outdoor clothing for Icelanders since 1926. Their products are a fusion of our strong Icelandic heritage, contemporary design, craftsmanship and technical fabrics.

66° North, Bankastræti

📍Bankastræti 5, 101 Reykjavík

66° North have been making outdoor clothing for Icelanders since 1926. Their products are a fusion of our strong Icelandic heritage, contemporary design, craftsmanship and technical fabrics.

Lucky Records is Iceland‘s biggest record store and offers an amazing choice of vinyls and CDs, both new and used. One can find over 50,000 items covering a wide variety of musical genres.

Smekkleysa (Bad Taste) Record Shop

📍Skólavörðustígur 16, 10 Reykjavik

The home of great Icelandic music since The Sugarcubes, Björk, HAM and Sigur Rós. And to date great selection of vibrant new Icelandic music. “World domination or death!” Publishing house since 1986. We moved the shop to a new location on Skolavordustigur 16, but entry in Odinsgata.

The 12 Tónar shop is known as a friendly place where you can sit down, listen to a wide selection of music on two floors, enjoy free espresso, read magazines or browse our juicy collection of rock literature.

Experiences

Safari Quads – ATV & Buggy Tour Operator

📍Lambhagavegur 19, Reykjavík, Iceland

Experience ATV Quad and Buggy tours from Reykjavik Iceland. Safari Quads Base Camp only 15 minutes from Reykjavik. Incredible tours off the beaten track! Use code AIR10.

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year round. Use code AIRWAVES19.

Soar across Iceland’s most spectacular scenery and natural wonders with the latest in simulated fight ride technology. Centrally located in downtown Reykjavík. Use code FOIAIR10.

Transportation

Airport Direct offers convenient and comfortable airport transfers in connection to all arriving and departing flight to and from Keflavik International Airport and all major hotels in Reykjavik. Use code ICELANDAIRWAVES19.

A globally recognised brand, from budget to luxury travel, Hertz has all options for vehicle hire during your Iceland stay covered. Enjoy great service and savings.

We recommend taking the bus to get around Reykjavík. Get the app! Please note no discounts for wristband holders.

Airwaves Pro

Iceland Airwaves announces Airwaves Pro, a music conference connecting creative professionals from all over the world. Alongside Iceland’s best music festival, Airwaves Pro takes in a dynamic array of panels, seminars, keynotes and networking sessions.
 

What is Airwaves Pro?

 

Airwaves Pro brings industry and musicians from all around the world to Reykjavík. People are drawn to the tight knit music scene and the incredible surroundings. While only 350,000 people live in Iceland, the country’s global music footprint is oversized.

Between North America and Europe, Airwaves Pro is an unbeatable meeting point for the international music industry.

This year Airwaves Pro features inspiring keynotes and talks from some of the industry’s most esteemed leaders and thinkers, including:

Entrepreneurs from Firestarter (Iceland’s first start-up accelerator for music) will be advised by MIT Bootcamps, who will bring Founder and Director, Erdin Beshimov, Associate Director, Vimala Palaniswamy, and coach Max Jahn, to provide support and mentorship to the Firestarter finalists ahead of their presentations. MIT Bootcamps will also facilitate the MIT Guided Hackathon, focused on innovation opportunities in Reykjavik’s music industry. MIT Bootcamps are also bringing composer, computer musician, vocalist, and improviser Tina Tallon, as a keynote speaker. 

 

Iceland Music will present their new exciting new initiative, Record in IcelandSTEF will host a panel with amazing music supervisors, and Iceland Naturally will discuss the future of radio in the digital age. 

 

Reykjavik Music City will host panels exploring the night economy of cities, Reykjavik as a music city, venues in Iceland and beyond. Angela Dorgan (director of Music from Ireland), will host a panel on music industry and mental health. Other panels discuss touring and exporting to neighbouring Nordic markets and what better mutual cooperation can be achieved.

 

And more to be announced.

 

Airwaves Pro runs for two full days on Thursday November 7 and Friday November 8. And of course, each evening Wednesday November 6 – Saturday November 9 Iceland Airwaves takes over Reykjavík, with over 100 performances from bands from Iceland and all over the world (see the line-up here).

Alongside the festival’s four days and nights of incredible music, Airwaves Pro connects professionals from the Nordics, Europe, North America and beyond with a detailed program of:

Panels

The two day panel program will cover everything from – Music sync and innovation – Exporting to the Nordics and beyond – The changing climate of music journalism and PR – Music cities: night economy, venues and more – Recording in Iceland – The future of radio… and much more to be announced

Networking Meetings

Connect with industry innovators and musicians from all over the world in a fun and welcoming environment. From networking sessions to parties, mixers and happy hours, you will have many opportunities to make new friends and forge new relationships.

Speakers and keynotes

Listen and engage with some of the creative industry’s leading thinkers and innovators including Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun (Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios / University of The Underground), Alison Donald (Kobalt / AWAL), composer Tina Tallon and Stephen O’Reilly (ie:music / ie:venture

Who will be there?

Airwaves Pro welcomes everyone from musicians to music executives, and everything in-between.

 

Last year the conference hosted:

  • Booking Agents
  • Composers
  • Cultural Exchange Bureaus
  • Culture Funds
  • Digital innovators
  • DSPs
  • Export Bureaus
  • Festival Programmers
  • Funding Bodies
  • Marketing Experts
  • Media
  • Music Managers
  • Music Publishers
  • Music Supervisors
  • Musicians
  • Public Relations companies
  • Radio stations and programmers
  • Record Labels

Airwaves Pro welcomes everyone from musicians to music executives, and everything in-between.

 

Last year the conference hosted:

  • Arctic Rights
  • ATC Live
  • ATC Management
  • By:Larm
  • Coda Agency
  • Creative New Zealand
  • Disney/Freeform
  • Domino Music Publishing
  • Eurosonic Nooderslag
  • G! Festival
  • Greenland Culture House
  • Helsinki Festival
  • Iceland Music
  • Iceland Naturally
  • International Talent Booking
  • KEXP
  • Keychange/PRS
  • Kilimanjaro Live
  • Klapp! Management
  • Kobalt Music
  • Mercury KX
  • Music Norway
  • Netflix
  • Paradigm Agency
  • Progressive Artists
  • Reeperbahn Festival
  • Reykjavik Music City
  • Roskilde Festival
  • Shorefire Media
  • Sony Music
  • Spotify
  • STEF
  • Stereogum
  • The Current (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • The Line of Best Fit
  • The Orchard
  • United Talent Agency
  • Universal Music
  • William Morris Endeavour

How do I participate?

Industry passes are 24.900 ISK and give you the following:

  • 2 day conference pass (Nov 7 and 8)
  • 4 day festival pass (Nov 6 to Nov 9)
  • Priority venue access (subject to capacity)
  • Inclusion in Airwaves Pro database and accreditation
  • Exclusive access to mixers, happy hours and networking sessions
  • Regular updates ahead of and during the festival and conference

Please fill in the form in order to register. All items are mandatory.

Once approved you will be sent a link to purchase your industry pass. Please note approval and processing takes 2-5 working days).

Press and photographers  should visit the press page here.

Please note, we reserve the right to make changes in rates and schedule. The industry pass  do not guarantee access to potential invite only events, other limited-capacity workshops and networking events or concerts after the capacity is filled. Some of the networking sessions may require enrolment.

Airwaves Pro is supported with funding from the Nordic Culture Fund.

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