Day by Day Lineup Revealed, Chai + Emmsjé Gauti + more added to lineup

With just one month to go, it’s time to get well and truly excited.

Iceland Airwaves has started to put the ‘icing on the cake’, with the day by day lineups announced today, some final tweaks to the already amazing lineup, and the full Saturday extravaganza at Valshöllin is revealed.

Let’s go! Or as we say in Icelandic: BERJAST!

Saturday November 9 sees a Valshöllin line up like never before. Of Monsters and Men will be closing off the night with their only performance in Iceland this year, playing hits from their latest No 1 Billboard Rock album ‘Fever Dream’ as well as all the favourites from their decade long career. 

They’ll be joined by other local super talents such as Vök, Agent Fresco and Daði Freyr for an evening of full incredible music. But wait, there’s MORE! We’re thrilled to announce hereby that Japan’s CHAI will also be playing Valshöllin, bringing their groove based rock to Iceland for the first time ever.

What do CHAI sound like you might ask? Take it from the band themselves: “Think of all things in the color “Pink”, an appetite for “Gyoza” aka dumplings, a genre-less sound, with lyrics on “Women Empowerment” and re-defining the word, “Kawaii” or cute, and you’ll only think of CHAI!” (In other words; you would be crazy to miss them!)

Other special additions to this year’s festival include the return of Emmsjé Gauti, festival newcomers Hipsumhaps (whose LSMLÍ (lífið sem mig langar í) is ALL over Icelandic radio right now) and the much loved Hip Hop dons Úlfur Úlfur. 


  • When is the full line up and times revealed – NEXT WEEK
  • When is the Iceland Airwaves App launching – NEXT WEEK
  • When should I get my ticket? – NOW 

150 bands from around the world in the best city in the world – Reykjavik! 

What are you waiting for?

We’re getting very excited to welcome you all to Iceland Airwaves 2019! 



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