Iceland Airwaves Announce 40 New Acts Including GusGus, Aron Can, Joey Christ Plus LOADS MORE!
August 10th, 2017 | News
These acts join Reykjavík’s finest festival alongside Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka, Songhoy Blues, Àsgeir, Billy Bragg, Benjamin Clementine, Arab Strap, JFDR, Kelly Lee Owens, Aldous Harding and Mammùt.
Simon Raymonde of Bella Union and Cocteau Twins will also be bringing his new project Lost Horizons to Reykjavík’s finest and original festival for the weekend.
A plethora of local acts have also been added to the bill, highlights being a Saturday night closing party thrown by GusGus at Valur Hall and Maus will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1997 album ‘Lof mér að falla að þínu eyra’ on the 4th November. Iceland’s biggest new hip hop star Aron Can will also be on the bill.
About the previously announced Mumford & Sons show, 2,000 tickets for the grand Sunday night headliner set at Valur Hall 5th November will be available to Iceland Airwaves ticket holders to queue and pick-up from Media Center from 5pm on Saturday 4th November. Please note that the Media Center for IA 2017 is Bio Paradís.
Renowned for showcasing the best of Icelandic talent alongside the biggest and most interesting new international names in music, music lovers are free to discover local talent such as 19-strong female rap crew Reykjavíkurdætur, up-and-coming popstar Auður, rock from For A Minor Reflection as well as Björk’s old band Tappi Tíkarras. And not forgetting anarcho punks HAM fronted by the current Icelandic Minister of Health, Óttarr Proppé.
Iceland Airwaves welcomes the following to Reykjavík and Akureyri from the 1st – 5th November 2017, the latest additions are in bold:
200.000 Naglbítar / Alexander Jarl / Aldous Harding (NZ) / Alvia Islandia / Ama Lou (UK) / Án / Andartak / ANWIYCTi (HK) / Arab Strap (SCO) / Ásgeir / Auður / aYia / Be Charlotte (SCO) / Chase / Benjamin Clementine (UK) / Between Mountains / Billy Bragg (UK) / Birnir / Bistro Boy / Bonzai (UK) / Aron Can / Chase / Chevron / Childhood (UK) / Cold / Cyber / Deep Throat Choir (UK) / Daniel OG (UK) / Exos / Emiliana Torrini & The Colorist (IS/BE) / Elli Grill / Emmsje Gauti / Fai Baba (CH) / Fazerdaze (US) / Fever Dream / Fox Train Safari / Frank Murder / Fleet Foxes (US) / For a Minor Reflection / Futuregrapher / GDJYB (HK) / Geisha Cartel / GKR / ГШ – Glintshake (RU) / Glowie / Godchilla / Gordi (AU) / Gróa / Ragga Gröndal / Guðrún Ýr / Gunnar Jónsson Collider / Gurr (DE) / GusGus /
Halldór Eldjárn / HAM / Hatari / Herra Hnetusmjör / Hey Elbow (SE) / Hildur / Hórmónar / Hugar / IDER (UK) / JFDR / Jo Goes Hunting (NL) / Joey Christ / JóiPé X Króli / Káryyn (US/SY) / KÁ-AKÁ / Kelly Lee Owens (UK) / Kiriyama Family / Kontinuum / Korter í Flog / kosmodod / Kælan Mikla / Lido Pimienta (CF) / Lonely Parade (CA) / Lost Horizons (UK) / Ljósvaki / Mahalia (UK) / Mammút / Maus / Michael Kiwanuka (UK) / Mikko Joensuu (FI) / Milkywhale / Mumford & Sons (UK) / Mura Masa (UK) / Octal Industries / Oðinn / Ohm / Omotrack / Ozy -DJ set / Pale Honey (SE) / Paunkholm / PASHN / Phlegm / Pinegrove (US) / Pink Street Boys / Púlsvídd / Rari Boys / Röskva / RuGl / Ruxpin / Rythmatik / Shades of Reykjavik / Shame (UK) / Sigrid (NO) / SiGRÚN / Soffía Björg / Songhoy Blues (ML) / DJ Snorri Ástráðs / Snorri Helgason / Stefflon Don (UK) / Sturla Atlas / Subminimal / Sycamore Tree / Tappi Tíkarrass / Thor / Tófa / Tontario (FI) / Torres (US) / TRPTYCH / TUSKS (UK) / TSS / Une Misère / Una Stef / Vagabon (US) / Vector / VÉDÍS / We Made God / Yagya / Nilüfer Yanya (UK) / Xylouris White (GR/AU)
With the early bird now sold out, tickets are available priced £173 / 21.900 ISK with a range of international packages available from here.