Terms & Conditions

Festival and ticket terms, and our privacy policy.

General Festival Terms
  • The Iceland Airwaves Festival Pass (wristband) is valid for all four festival days and grants access to all shows that are part of the festival, subject to venue capacity.
  • The festival reserves the right to change the line-up of the festival without notice. A change in the line-up will not qualify you for a refund.
  • All festival passes are non-refundable.  In the case of date changes, there will be a two week window to access refunds.
  • In case tickets are purchased and sold with a profit, Iceland Airwaves can cancel the ticket/s without notice and deny the ticket holder access.
  • Your ticket must be exchanged for a festival wristband at the media center. You must pick up your wristband in person and show a valid ID when picking it up. You cannot collect wristbands on behalf of anyone else.
  • Any promotional use of tickets is prohibited without permission from Iceland Airwaves.
  • Individual venues might have different age restrictions and reserve the right to deny entry to festival guests that are underage.
  • By purchasing a ticket you agree to be contacted by us by e-mail with ticket information.
  • Iceland Airwaves reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any guest, without a refund, if their conduct is deemed undesirable for a reason such as abuse, drug use, violence, or sexual harassment.
  • Festival guests may not take photos for publication in any public media without express permission from the festival. Read more about our photo policy on our press/photo application page.
Airwaves Plus Terms

It is very important to us that we will be able to deliver on all promises made in the Airwaves Plus package but here is the fine print so that everything is clear.

General Airwaves Plus Terms

  • The Airwaves Plus package is an upgrade, and is only valid in conjunction with the purchase of an Iceland Airwaves ticket.
  • You will not get access to the festival without the regular Iceland Airwaves ticket.
  • To get your correct wristband you will need to present both your regular Iceland Airwaves ticket voucher and the Airwaves Plus upgrade voucher.
  • You will need to present valid ID with a name matching both the regular ticket AND the Airwaves Plus upgrade voucher in order to collect your Airwaves Plus wristband.
  • Please note, if the festival is sold out you won’t be able to buy a ticket on site, so please be sure to buy a regular ticket first, and then the Airwaves Plus upgrade.

Special Airwaves Plus Festival Access Terms 

  • Front of line access is ensured at all the official Iceland Airwaves venues where there’s a special Airwaves Plus lines and/or entrances. However, front of line access (like any other access) is subject to venue not being at full capacity.
Privacy Policy
Iceland Airwaves, ID number 460318-1060, Skeifunni 17, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland, hereafter „Iceland Airwaves“, „the company“ or „we“, processes personal data either as a controller or a processor.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

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How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This privacy policy is reviewed on a regular basis and we reserve the right to change it at any time without notice. A new version is identified with the date of issue.  All inquiries regarding privacy should be sent to info@icelandairwaves.is.