Find festivals, venues, studios, labels and more in this comprehensive overview of music businesses in Iceland.

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Name Category Genres Description
12 Tónar Label
AK Extreme Festival
Alda Music Label
Aldrei fór ég suður Festival An annual music festival held in Ísafjörður, Iceland, every Easter weekend since 2004. It provides three days of free music, with visitors arriving from Reykjavík and beyond.
Bang Studio Studio
Bar 11 Performance venue At Bar 11, DJs call the tunes every weekend, emphasising old rock’n’ roll classics, chart-toppers and sing-along hits (but only if they rock). The packed dance floor tends to turn into a war zone on weekends.
Bar Ananas Performance venue Iceland´s one and only Beach-Bar in downtown Reykjavík. It is truly a breath of fresh air for the otherwise dreary downtown scene. No sir, this is no dive bar, but a club, with an indoor smoking lounge, a tiny dance floor, and a solid
Battle of the Bands – Músíktilraunir Festival
Bedroom Community Label
Bláa Kirkjan Performance venue The Blue Church Summer Concert Series started in 1998. The concerts are held in the Seyðisfjörður church every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm. The emphasis has been on offering varied types of concerts where classical music, jazz, blues, folk and light hearted music can
Blánótt Label
Blue Church Summer Concert Series Festival
Blue North Music Festival Festival
Boston Performance venue A great addition to the Reykjavík bar scene from the makers of the legendary Sirkús, Boston features a roomy bar floor, nice sofas and a stylish interior. DJs at night for dancing, and usually unobtrusive music at other times, make this a local favourite.
Bravó Performance venue This small and cosy bar that hosts DJ, music and poetry nights is a bright light on Laugavegur for terms of chilling, partying and dancing.
Bryggjan Brugghús Performance venue Iceland’s 1st Micro Brewery and bistro located in the trendiest area of Reykjavík harbourside. The bistro offers delicius local foods in a cool atmosphere and world class bevereges brewed on site. Bryggjan Brugghús is located at Grandagarður 8 in a redesigned building that used
Bræðslan Festival
Ching Ching Bling Bling Label
Cycle Music and Art Festival Festival
Dark Music Days Festival
Dillon Performance venue Over 100 whisky’s, live gigs Thursday to Saturday and the legendary Andrea dj’ing on weekends!
Dimma Label
Eistnaflug Festival
Extreme Chill Festival Festival
FALK Records Label
Folk Music Festival Festival
Gamla Bíó Performance venue Gamla Bío theater is one of the most beautiful buildings in Iceland and is located downtown. It was opened in 1926. Capacity ca. 400 (seated) / ca. 750 (standing)
Garðabær Jazz Festival Festival
Gaukurinn Performance venue Concerts and events are held every day of the week, the schedule is available on their website and Facebook page. They offer a wide range of live music, mostly Icelandic bands but sometimes foreign musicians as well. All genres welcome. Capacity 300.
Geimsteinn Label
Greenhouse Studios Studio
Græni Hatturinn Performance venue Græni Hatturinn bar in Akureyri offers different kind of drinks and live music. It is located beneath Bláa kannan café on the main street.
Harpa Performance venue Harpa provides outstanding facilities in the centre of Reykjavik, Iceland. The building is the ideal venue for various concerts and musical events, international conferences, conventions with accompanying trade shows, as well as meetings. Performers have included British pop sensation Jamie Cullum; German tenor Jonas
Hlemmur Square Performance venue Hlemmur Square opened in Reykjavik in late spring 2013, combining the social experience of a hostel with the amenities of a hotel. We have created an experience that is new to Iceland with affordable yet stylish hostel accommodations as well as luxurious hotel rooms,
Hljodriti(Studio-Syrland-Hafnarfjordur) Studio
Hljóðaklettar Label
Húrra Performance venue Reykjavík’s prime live music venue and the place to have a good night out. Capacity 160.
Iceland Airwaves Festival
Innipúkinn Festival
JEA Jazz Festival Festival
Kaffibarinn Performance venue A Reykjavík institution if there ever was one. A daytime coffee joint populated by hipster and their macs, by night it turns into the hippest party in town. Expect it to be packed to the rafters on weekends, and to have to wait 20
Kex Hostel Performance venue As a social hostel, KEX also serves as a venue for small concerts and other lively happenings, with a healthy mix of music, comedy, pub quiz, karaoke and even a few open mic nights. If you have your own events in mind, ask them
KEXPort Festival
Kimi Records Label
Kirkjubæjarklaustur Chamber Music Festival Festival
Kórinn Performance venue Kórinn fjölnota knatthús is an indoor multipurpose auditorium located in Kopavogur and built in 2007. It includes an indoor football stadium which meets all the international standards set by the International Football Association FIFA. The auditorium covers an area of 14,457 m2 and has
Lady Boy Records Label
Lagaffe Tales Label
Laugardalshöll Performance venue Laugardalshöll is an indoor sporting arena located in Reykjavík. The capacity of the arena is 5,500 people. It hosts various sporting events, such as handball, basketball, volleyball and athletics, as well as for other events. It is to day the largest concert venue in
Leikhúskjallarinn Performance venue The National Theatre of Iceland has been a leading institution on the Icelandic theatre scene ever since it opened formally on 20 April 1950. The theatre stages Icelandic and foreign plays, with emphasis on the development of Icelandic writing for the theatre. Today the
Loft Hostel Performance venue Fabulous location in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, eco-labelled and beautifully designed. Located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street and 5 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, the City Pond and Harpa. Loft hosts regular music events, movie nights, football tournaments and other social events.
LungA Festival
Medialux HQ Studio
Melodica Acoustic Festival Reykjavik Festival
Mengi Performance venue Mengi hosts diverse art events, releases music by some of the nations most ambitious musicians, operates an art store and hosts art exhibitions on a regular basis. Their emphasis is on experimental art, be it music, installation, theater, spoken word, visual art or any
Möller Records Label
Mugiboogie Label
Neistaflug Festival
Nordic Music Days Festival
Norðanpaunk Festival
Norður og Niður Festival
Orgelsmiðjan Studio
Paloma Performance venue A hipster bar that has for some reason been squeezed into a weird Viking-style attic (complete with Viking ship bar), Paloma caters to Iceland’s artists, musicians and their hangers-on.
Pönk á Patró Festival
Prikið Performance venue Prikið is one of those places that shape-shifts. It’s a warm café lined with photographs of its senior frequenters on weekdays, a hung-over hangout on weekend afternoons, and during nights it’s filled to the brim with what remains of Iceland’s hip hop scene. Go
Rafarta Records Label
RAFLOST Festival
Rauðasandur Festival Festival
Record Records Label
Reykholt Chamber Music Festival Festival
Reykjavík Arts Festival Festival
Reykjavík Blues Festival Festival
Reykjavik Cultural Night Festival
Reykjavik Folk Festival Festival
Reykjavík Jazz Festival Festival
Reykjavík Midsummer Music Festival
Rokkjötnar Festival
Saga Fest Festival
Secret Solstice Festival
Sena Label
Síldarævintýrið Festival
SJS Music Label
Skálholt Summer Concerts Festival
Sláturtíð Festival
Smekkleysa SM/Bad Taste SM Label
Sónar Reykjavík Festival
Stofan Café Performance venue A cozy café in the centre of Reykjavík. They offer specialty coffee made by trained baristas, a selection of Icelandic beers on tap and in bottles, a variety of wines by the glass, home made cakes, a choice of whiskeys from around the world,
Stúdentakjallarinn Performance venue The Student Cellar was opened in January at Háskólatorg, 1st floor. The “old” Student Cellar was located at Hringbraut from 1975 until 2007. The Icelandic Student Services own and manage the Student Cellar.
Studio Syrland Studio
Sundlaugin Studio Studio
Synthadelia Label
Tectonics Festival
The Freezer Performance venue The Freezer in Rif is a professional theatre, artists residency and social hostel. Previously the space served as a fish factory but after a lot of renovation and relentless work, The Freezer is now prepared to host the culture-thirsty guests artists and tourists of
The Icelandic Chamber Music Festival Festival
Tjarnarbíó Performance venue Tjarnarbíó is a living center for arts in the heart of Reykjavík, hosting plays, concerts, happenings, exhibitions, conferences and other events.
Vaka Folk Arts Festival Festival
Við Djúpið – Summer Courses and Music Festval Festival
Vodafone Hall Performance venue Hlíðarendi is a multi-purpose stadium in Reykjavík. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Valur. The stadium holds 1,524.
X/OZ Label
Zonet Music Label
Þjóðhátíð í eyjum Festival
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