Of Monsters and Men join Iceland Airwaves 2019

Hot on the heels of their just-released return single (the empowering anthem Alligator), Iceland Airwaves is thrilled to announce that hometown heroes OF MONSTERS AND MEN will bring their live show to the 21st edition of the festival, taking place this 6-9 November in Reykjavik.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN began their ascent with a prime Iceland Airwaves slot in 2010 as victors of The Icelandic Music Experiments (Músíktilraunir), Reykjavik’s annual battle of the bands. By the time they next returned to Iceland Airwaves , their debut album My Head Is An Animal had gone platinum, and the smash single “Little Talks” earned them quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA and has since made history as “the first song by an Icelandic band to cross 1 billion streams on Spotify”.


Their songs have been featured in soundtracks for The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead. In support of 2015’s album Beneath The Skin, the band performed in prime slots at some of the biggest festivals in the world, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, and even made a cameo in an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

About their new single the band says: “The song very much speaks to the excitement and energy that we feel about being back. We can’t wait to share more music and see everyone again.” “Alligator” is the lead track from forthcoming 3rd album, details to be announced soon.

Where better to witness the mighty return of OF MONSTERS AND MEN than in their home country at Iceland Airwaves this November?

Early bird tickets for the festival are already sold out, with First Release tickets selling quickly. A 4-day pass for the festival is currently 16.900 ISK (that’s around 138 USD / 105 GBP / 123 EU). Other acts already announced include MAC DEMARCO, WHITNEY, VÖK, HATARI, SHAME, JFDR, ANNA OF THE NORTH, BLANCO WHITE and many more to come.  

Exploring Iceland and enjoying great music has never been easier. Founding partner Icelandair offers travel packages to Iceland Airwaves from all over Europe and North America, with flights, festival tickets and more just one easy click away.


Announced today:

Joining the artists already announced:

Alexandra Stréliski (CA) // Alyona Alyona (UA) // Amanda Tenfjord (NO) // Anna of the North (NO) // Aron Can // Auðn // Auður // Berndsen // Bessie Turner (UK) // Between Mountains //   Blanco White (UK) // Boy Azooga (UK) // CeaseTone // Elín Sif // Free Love (UK) // Gabríel Ólafs // GDRN // Georgia (UK) // girl in red (NO) // Glass Museum (BE) // Grísalappalísa // Hatari // Hildur // Hrím // Hugar // IamHelgi // Ivan Dorn (UA) // JFDR // Kælan Mikla // Mac DeMarco (CA) // Matthildur // Moses Hightower // Murkage Dave (UK) // Mammút // Niklas Paschburg (DE) // Ólöf Arnalds // Penelope Isles (UK) // Pavvla (ES) // Pip Blom (NL) // Pottery (CA) // Seabear // Siv Jakobsen (NO) // Shame (UK) // SONS (BE) // Svavar Knútur // The Garrys (CA) // The Howl & The Hum (UK) // Une Misère // Vök // Warmduscher (UK) // Warmland // Whitney (US)


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