The first wave of artists for this year’s Iceland Airwaves has just crashed on your shore. After a jam packed, sold out, and award winning 2022 edition we’re gearing up for an even greater 2023 and inviting some of our favorite artists to join us, and you, in Reykjavík this November.
Artists announced today include minimalist rock outfit and Mercury Prize Album Of The Year nominees Yard Act, South Korean musical collective and alternative K-Pop output Balming Tiger, Blondshell the “alt-rock firecracker” as described by Rolling Stone and who was tipped as One To Watch by The Guardian in the UK, industrial post-punk band Squid.
Ukrainian indie band Love’n’joy are joined by spellbinding shoegaze act The Haunted Youth and pragmatic post-punk sextet Whispering Sons from Belgium, as well as Northern Irish hip hop trio Kneecap fresh from supporting Shame on tour, legendary Danish indie electro composer and producer Trentemøller, bedroom pop artist from Croatia Fran Vasilic and American house music powerhouse FETISH.
From Iceland we are happy to welcome NANNA, the solo project of Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, vocalist in Of Monsters And Men, will be showcasing new material at the event, alongside Neonme, the brainchild of artist Salka Valsdóttir, who also appears in Icelandic hip hop collective Daughters of Reykjavík. They’re joined by more homegrown talent including slacker rock duo Myrkvi, empowering pop lyricist Kristin Sesselja, rapper Daniil, electronica duo ClubDub and Americana project LÓN.
Make sure to check out the full line-up and get your tickets today.