Ever since the first edition was held in 1999 in an old airplane hangar, Iceland Airwaves has become one of the premier annual showcases for new music – Icelandic and otherwise – in the world. It’s made a heap of friends and won many fans along the way; furthermore, it’s been lavished with praise pretty much everywhere that people write about music. The annual festival happens November 2-6 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Today, the festival has announced new additions, to it’s already stellar lineup. Warpaint, Torres, Kate Tempest, Samaris and forty more Icelandic acts have been added to Iceland Airwaves 2016. The full list of additions are below, joining PJ Harvey, Julia Holter and múm with Kronos Quartet.
The full list of acts playing Iceland Airwaves announced so far include:
Agent Fresco / Amabadama / Sturla Atlas / Auður / Pétur Ben / Soffía Björg / Börn / Aron Can /
Hannah Lou Clark (UK) / DIMMA / Axel Flóvent / Fufanu / GKR / Glowie / Emmsjé Gauti / Unge Ferrari (NO) / Fews (SE/US) / dj flugvél og geimskip / Futuregrapher / Dolores Haze (SE) / Hermigervill / Hildur / Himbrimi / Julia Holter (US) / Hormoans / HórMónar / IamHelgi / The Ills (SK) / Silvana Imam (SE) / Einar Indra / Jennylee (US) / Karó / Liima (DE) / Lush (UK) / Mammút / Kælan Mikla / Milkywhale / Minor Victories (UK) / múm with Kronos Quartet / Máni Orra / Pink Street Boys / PJ Harvey (UK) / Puffin Island / Reykjavíkurdætur / RuGl / Samaris / Mr.Silla / Singapore Sling / The Sonics (US) / Emil Stabil (DE) / Steinar / Kate Tempest (UK) / This is the Kit (UK) / Tonik Ensemble / Torres (US) / úlfur úlfur / Vök / Warpaint (US) / Dj Yamaho / VIO
Regarding PJ Harvey’s performance at Valsheimilið, Sunday November 6:
PJ Harvey will perform at the grand closing party on the Sunday night. Please note there will be no separate tickets and Iceland Airwaves ticket holders will be admitted from doors opening on a first come first served basis.
The feted Reykjavík festival will take place on the November 2 – 6 this year, tickets are on sale now. There’s also a range of international package offers to welcome back the city break festival goer, have a look here.