On June 28th and 29th All Tomorrow’s Parties held the first ever ATP Iceland, a two-day music festival at Ásbrú, a former NATO base in Keflavík. Approximately 2,500 music lovers came to the event to see headliner Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds as well as Icelandic favorites including Apparat Organ Quartet and Múm. The festival also hosted a film festival on Saturday curated by Oscar-nominated actress Tilda Swinton.
In addition to music and film, the festival offered a guided tour about life on a NATO base, a pop quiz run by Dr. Gunni (host of a popular Icelandic game show, Popppunktur), book bingo and a fans vs. bands football competition.
The intimate festival proved to be an overall success and will hopefully return to Iceland next year.
To see photos from SPIN’s coverage of ATP Iceland, click here.