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An icy and intriguing musical treasure hunt
Iceland Airwaves is an immersive, multi-genre music festival held across a multitude of venues in the country's capital, Reykjavík.
Drawing parallels with famed US showcase event South by Southwest, this festival showcases hundreds of acts ranging from unheard-of up-and-comers to headline status stars, ranging from established international talent to the country's rich melting pot of domestic rising stars.
Now over 20 years old, Iceland Airwaves is getting back to its roots, putting on shows in everything from bars and bookshops to theatres and concert halls, set during the time of the year where Iceland gets only a few hours of sunlight; Iceland's capital transforms into a musical treasure hunt.
Meeting the Keychange initiatives goal of a 50/50 gender split years ahead of the targeted date, the festival's ethos is as forward-thinking as music on show.
- Andy Svarthol
- Benni Hemm Hemm
- Black Pumas
- Courtney Barnett (solo)
- Daughters of Reykjavík
- dj. flugvél og geimskip
- Dorian Electra
- Dry Cleaning
- Erika de Casier
- Halldór Eldjárn
- Júníus Meyvant
- Kiriyama Family
- Lynks Afrikka
- Pale Moon
- Sin Fang
- Sólveig Matthildur
- Tami T
- The Murder Capital
+ many more artists to be announced.
Icelandic Airwaves takes over downtown Reykjavík, putting on shows in everything from small bars to big theatres.
Iceland Airwaves 2020, Hverfisgata, Reykjavík, 101, Iceland
The Flybus shuttle connects Keflavík International Airport (KEF) to the downtown, stopping at major hotels and the bus station.
All Iceland Airwaves venues are within walking distance of one another.
Reykjavík also has an excellent public bus system (called Strætó) which can take you to any and all Iceland Airwaves venues.
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