Iceland Airwaves announce third wave of acts for 2019

Iceland Airwaves announce third wave of acts for 2019

Iceland Airwaves, the country’s longest running music festival, returns todowntown Reykjavík Wednesday, November 6 through Saturday, November 9. As it celebrates its 21st consecutive year, Iceland Airwaves continues to bring together the world’s most forward thinking acts with the best Icelandic talent, and for presenting an unparalleled platform for collaborative local creatives to showcase their new projects.  Attracting over 6,000 visitors from 60 countries each year,  Airwaves is the not-to-miss event in the Reykjavík calendar. Today, Iceland Airwaves unveils its third wave of performersfollowing the recent addition of Of Monsters and Men.

Newly announced international acts include an intimate underplay by John Grant in the atmospheric church Frikirkjan, Cautious Clay – named one of Rolling Stone’s “30 Best Artists We Saw at SXSW,” queer, boundary-pushing country troubadour Orville Peck, Irish 2018 Choice Music Prize nominees Just Mustard, and a dose of UK post-punk from East London’s Snapped Anklesand Manchester’s WH Lung. Additionally, they’re joined by a plethora of Icelandic acts, including much-loved Airwaves favourites Agent Fresco, Biggi Veira (of local dance music figureheads GusGus), pop-experimentalists Bagdad Brothers, and Blóðmör, the hard rocking winners of this year’s Músíktilraunir, Reykjavík’s annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. (Full list below)

LISTEN TO ICELAND AIRWAVES 2019 PERFORMERS PLAYLIST HERE

Launched in 1999 as a one-off event in an airplane hangar, Iceland Airwaves has since become an integral part of Reykjavík’s yearly cultural calendar, taking over the historic downtown area for four days and nights, with performances hosted in various art galleries, churches, and concert halls. Its influence has turned Reykjavík into a global music city. For two decades, Airwaves has shone a spotlight on new talent, with early appearances from the likes of Florence and the Machine, James Blake, and Sufjan Stevens, additionally hosting established acts like Björk, The Flaming Lips, The Knife, and Kraftwerk. Following last year’s 50% female lineup, the first of its kind, Iceland Airwaves aims to continuously host a diverse, gender-balanced line-up.

Super early-bird and early bird tickets have sold out. Iceland Airwaves Music Festival first release tickets are on sale now for 17.900 ISK (around £113) for a four-day pass. Travel packages from USA, Canada, UK and Europe are available from Icelandair.

Buy tickets here: tix.is/en/event/7113/iceland-airwaves-2019/

ICELAND AIRWAVES 2019 LINEUP (SO FAR)

(new additions in bold & italics)

International Acts

Mac DeMarco (CA)
Whitney (US)
John Grant (US)
Orville Peck (CA)
Shame (UK)
Anna of the North (NO)
Ivan Dorn (UA)
Georgia (UK)
Cautious Clay (US)
Boy Azooga  (UK)
Snapped Ankles (UK)
girl in red (NO)
Penelope Isles (UK)
Pip Blom (NL)
Blanco White (UK)
Free Love (UK)
Warmduscher (UK)
Pottery (CA)
Niklas Paschburg (DE)
Just Mustard (IE)
The Garrys (CA)
Bessie Turner (UK)
Alexandra Stréliski (CA)
Alyona Alyona (UA)
Amanda Tenfjord (NO)
Glass Museum (BE)
W.H. Lung (UK)
The Howl & The Hum (UK)
Tiny Ruins (NZ)
Murkage Dave (UK)
Siv Jakobsen (NO)
Æ Mak (IE)
Pillow Queens (IE)
Akkan (ES)
Sons (BE)
Helge (NL)
Pavvla (ES)

Icelandic Acts

Of Monsters and Men
Vök
Hatari
Agent Fresco
Mammút
Biggi Veira (Gus Gus DJ Set)
JFDR
Seabear
Une Misère
Hugar
Kælan Mikla
Ólöf Arnalds
GDRN
Auður
Bríet
Between Mountains
Aron Can
Auðn
Axel Flóvent
Berndsen
Sykur
aYia
Ceasetone
Elín Sif
Gabriel Ólafs
Grísalappalísa
Hildur
Hrím
IamHelgi
Matthildur
Moses Hightower
Bagdad Brothers
Svavar Knútur
Warmland
Blóðmör
Ásta
Konfekt
Krassasig
Morpholith

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