Iceland’s oldest and largest music festival, Iceland Airwaves, returns to Reykjavik for nonstop musical performances from November 7-10! This year marks the 20th celebration of the famous musical showcase. Over four days and nights, 240 acts from 25 different countries will take the stage to play for music lovers from across the globe.
Two decades ago, the festival started in an aircraft hanger and has since become a trailblazer for Icelandic music festivals. Airwaves has since grown into one of the biggest musical showcases in Reykjavik, taking place in a variety of both traditional and non-traditional venues. Locations for the 2018 festival include cafes, art museums, theatres, bars and more! You can see a full list of venues for 2018 here.
The festival brings together the newest and best musical performers from all genres. This year, headliners such as Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason, Cola Boyy, The Rhythm Method, and Simon Raymonde will bring their talent to the stage for special performances. For a sneak peak on this year’s musica talent, take a look at their Spotify playlist. Committed to closing the gender gap between performers, the 2018 Iceland Airwaves festival will feature more female artists than ever before. For more details on the complete line-up and to stay up-to-date with the latest additions, be sure to check the Iceland Airwaves website.
Icelandair, the founding sponsor of the music festival, is making traveling to this exciting festival easier and more affordable than ever with the Iceland Airwaves special deal! Whether you are flying from Europe or the U.S., Icelandair’s packages make it easier to get where you need to be. Check out this article for more information on the deal’s special features, which include round-trip flights to Reykjavik, an official Iceland Airwaves Festival Pass voucher, and an optional two-night minimum stay at a hotel in Reykjavik to be as close as possible to all the action. Buy your tickets now before they sell out!
Check out the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s Iceland Airwaves inspired playlist here!
Will you be attending Iceland Airwaves this fall? Let us know which artist you’re most excited to see by tweeting us at @IcelandNatural! Can’t make it this year? Be sure to tune in to our Facebook live stream on Wednesday, November 7 to experience opening night! Check back here daily for more details!