Djúpivogur Hammond Festival is an annual four day music festival, from April 23-26, taking place in the beautiful town of Djúpivogur in East Iceland. The main purpose of the Djúpivogur Hammond Festival is to introduce and promote the Hammond organ, which is an electric organ invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert. Each year, well known and local musicians are sure to include the Hammond organ throughout their performance.
Djúpivogur Hammond Festival kicks off on “The First Day of Summer,” an annual public holiday in Iceland – this year it will be held on April 23. The first day of the festival is reserved for musicians from Djúpivogur and neighboring towns and villages in the east. The weekend brings out bigger names in the Icelandic music scene. The last day of the festival is more laid back and held at the local church usually featuring a solo singer accompanied by a Hammond player.
The festival is the biggest cultural event in Djúpivogur and visitors are encouraged to explore the offerings of local craftsmen, off venue performances and the extraordinary nature of the area!