Press - Iceland Airwaves


You can apply for a press or photo pass on our website. A press or photo pass gives you front of line access to shows (subject to venue capacity). Photo passes give access to the photo pit (provided there is consent from performers).

Applications have not opened yet. Please watch this space!

Please note that press and photo passes are limited, and successful applications will be granted according to the proposed media coverage.

Approved applications will be emailed a special link to purchase a four day press or photo pass.


All our photos are hosted on our Flickr. You are free to use them for articles and posts relating to Iceland Airwaves as long as the photographer is correctly credited. All other uses are prohibited without the express permission of festival management. You cannot modify the photos (except cropping) without permission.

Crowd & Atmosphere - 2015

Press Center

Every year, Iceland Airwaves welcomes journalists from the biggest media outlets in the world to smaller music blogs. The Iceland Airwaves press center will be located at CenterHotel Plaza in downtown Reykjavík. Accredited press will be able to take meetings there, conduct interviews, or just sit and write with free high-speed internet and complimentary tea and coffee.

Photo & Video Policy

* Photos and videos are permitted at the festival for personal use, but any publication, whether it be online or offline, requires a photo pass. Photo passes are obtained by applying for them before October 5th through our application portal. Publication of photos taken is limited to the purposes outlined in the application.
* Photo, video and audio policies will vary from artist to artist.
* You are not allowed to audio or video stream or otherwise transmit any performance longer than one minute without prior written consent.
* Audio feeds from the board will not be provided without prior written consent.


“A truly wonderful outlier in the festival scene”
– The Independent (UK)

“There’s always a new and beautiful world to experience”
– Consequence of Sound (US)

“The hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar”
– Rollingstone (US)

“Unbelievable zest for music and celebration”
– Pitchfork (US)

“Iceland Airwaves teaches you that..there is a beautiful new world beyond.”
– Consequence of Sound (US)

“Hosted in Reykjavík, hundreds of bands, thousands of music fans. Iceland Airwaves, the best festival the world!”
– The Line of Best Fit (UK)

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