The second set of acts play this November’s Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik has today been announced. The festival aims to showcase the best local Icelandic artists and ‘forward thinking’ talent from around the world. A full list of acts added is available at the bottom of this article.
The second announcement is here We’re so excited to add these wonderful artists to the Airwaves 2019 fam. WELCOME EVERYONE.
Get tickets: https://t.co/cUhkJ5pIw4 #Airwaves2019 pic.twitter.com/a2b4CeAxem
— Iceland Airwaves (@icelandairwaves) April 9, 2019
The new acts include UK based Bessie Turner, Blanco White and Free Love, who join a line up already including Mac De Marco and Shame in heading to downtown Rejkavic this and braving the ice this November. A full playlist of artists playing is provided below.
Speaking about the festival head of marketing Will Lanchard-Jones said “For 2019, Iceland Airwaves returns to the ‘heart’ of the festival: shining light on Iceland’s stars and the world’s best emerging talent – all within the friendly atmosphere of downtown Reykjavik”
“Whether you’re a festival newcomer or a seasoned industry professional, Iceland Airwaves is the best long weekend for music lovers there is. Last year, we welcomed visitors from over 60 countries, we expect even more again this year”
Travel packages for the festival are currently available, costing from £278 from the UK. The Iceland Airwaves website advertises these as “Founding sponsor Icelandair offer extremely handy travel packages that include a flight, festival pass and an optional hotel as well. Icelandair is Iceland’s leading airline and provides safe, reliable flights and exceptional service on flights to metropolitan areas on both sides of the Atlantic. They also run some of Reykjavík’s coolest hotels and provide a booking service for day tours so you can book your whole Iceland Airwaves experience with one click.”
The festival last year received praise and respect across the globe, not just for it’s incredible line up and unique environment but also due to its representation and diversity policy. The festival prides itself on targeting a line up of 50% female artists and bookings.
Iceland Airwaves is one of the most famous festivals in the world AND is profitable AND has equal representation. It’s almost like the only thing stopping diverse line ups is the organiser’s laziness.https://t.co/2U8i6Ijk2O
— Jack Macpherson (@latts92) August 9, 2018
List of bands added to Iceland Airwaves Lineup
Alyona Alyona (UA)
Bessie Turner (UK)
Blanco White (UK)
Free Love (UK)
girl in red (NO)
Glass Museum (BE)
Ivan Dorn (UA)
Niklas Paschburg (DE)
Penelope Isles (UK)
Pip Blom (NL)
Siv Jakobsen (NO)