On-venue Schedule now LIVE

Here at Iceland Airwaves – we like to do things a little different. Skipping lunch for a family sized packet of Sport Lakkris, burning the candle in the middle as well as both ends, generally going for it (or as we say here in the IA office: Berjast!).

So On-Venues are joining us this year. 

Friends of Airwaves, they make their own fine program of great music to enhance your Airwaves experience.

Let’s break it down.

What is an Official Venue?

  • These are the main venues that host the core program
  • Programmed by the Iceland Airwaves team
  • Features Official IA bands only
  • You need an IA wristband for entry 
  • Takes place in the evening after 1900 onwards
  • In general these are bigger venues with more ambitious production

What is an On-Venue?

  • These are side venues with various extra programming
  • Programmed by the On-Venue
  • They choose some great, fun, extra bands
  • Features both Official IA bands and other bands
  • You need an IA wristband for entry 
  • They may host events in the day and in the night
  • In general these are smaller venues

What is an Off-Venue?

  • These are daytime side venues with extra programming
  • Programmed by the Off-Venue
  • Features both Official IA bands and other bands
  • No wristband needed, just show up!
  • The fun is over by 1900 – so come to the festival after!
  • In general these are smaller venues

So WHO exactly are the On-Venues?

Dillon Whiskey Bar

Old Airwaves buddies, this year Dillon moves from being an Off-Venue to an On-Venue with a fantastic and varied, jam packed line up throughout the week.


This venue is a real hidden gem, and a great addition to the Airwaves family. Tucked under the eaves of a roof, right in the center of town, we can’t believe we haven’t come across it before this year. 


Think Miami in the 80s, but in Reykjavik. Super instaworthy cocktail bar running a Silent Disco and drinks specials to give your Airwaves experience another twist.




Life is more fun with an Iceland Airwaves ticket. What are you waiting for?



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