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Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014

13/09/2014 | By | Reply More

Iceland Airwaves Music Festival will be held November 5 – 9. 2014 in Reykjavik Iceland


From the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2013

Every Autumn, Reykjavik rocks a little louder! Hear the hottest bands from Iceland, Europe, the Americas and beyond in the coolest setting on Earth. The intimate venues are located througout the downtown area, so you can hop from one performance to the next.

Iceland Airwaves is an annual music festival held in Reykjavík, Iceland in early November. The festival spans five days (Wednesday – Sunday) and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international. Please note that people under 20 years old cannot attend the festival events. The festival’s main sponsors are Icelandair and the City of Reykjavík.

The first show was held in 1999 as a one-off event in an airplane hangar at Reykjavík Airport. Subsequently, it has become one of the premier showcases for new music in the world, with hundreds of journalists and industry people in attendance.

Iceland Airwaves has become known for its intimacy and party spirit. The festival has been called “the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar” (David Fricke, Rolling Stone) and an “unbelievable fest for music and celebration” (Jonah Flicker, Pitchforkmedia).

Up to 218 artists appearing this year

This year is jam-packed with juicy, musical goodness and not to be missed such as;

Ásgeir, Perfect Pussy (US), Zebra Katz (US), Ólöf Arnalds, DJ Margeir, Nguzunguzu (US), Moses Hightower, Ojba Rasta, Ghostigital, Vorhees (US), Greta Svabo Bech (FO), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Sykur, Jonathan Toubin (US), Útidúr, Úlfur Úlfur, Emmsjé Gauti, Kött Grá Pje, LUCIANBLOMKAMP (AU), The Walking Who (AU), Gísli Pálmi, Halleluwah, Klassart, Ourlives, RVK Soundsystem, Lindy Vopnfjörð (CA), Börn, Pink Street Boys, Védís Hervör, Kajak, Hide Your Kids, EMBASSYLIGHTS (CA), Housekell, Gervisykur, 1860, Mass, Himbrimi, Vindva Mei, T.V. Thoranna Björnsdóttir & Valtýr Björn Thors, Lily the Kid, Oddur, Sindri Eldon & the Ways, Smurjón, Sjón, Yahya Hassan (PS), Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Ásta F Sigurðardóttir and Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir, Flaming Lips, The Knife, The War on Drugs, Caribou, Samaris, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Future Islands, Anna Calvi, How To Dress Well, Sin Fang, Hozier, Sóley, FM Belfast, Jungle, Klangkarussell, La Femme, Mammút, Kelela, Radical Face, Mugison, Eskmo, Valdimar, East India Youth, Árstíðir, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Prins Póló, Agent Fresco, Ballet School, Ezra Furman, Lay Low, Kwabs, Son Lux, Tomas Barfod, The Vintage Caravan, Vök and many more.

You can find all the artists on the Iceland Airwaves music festival website.

The final program will be announced next coming Tuesday, September 16. 2014.

Watch video, the créme de la créme, of the Icelandic music scene from Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, – Runtime 39 min.


How to get there

Icelandair offer travel package from countries, such as US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Netherland. By clicking on each country, you will get detailed information how to get to Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014. For other countries please select:

The Iceland Airwaves Festival Pass (wristband) is valid for all five festival days and grants access to all shows that are part of the festival, subject to venue capacity (except special performances, which cost extra).

The Iceland Airwaves Media Center is an indispensable part of the festival. Through the years it has been located at various bars/restaurants in downtown Reykjavík, in walking distance from all the festival venues.

At the Media Center, festival goers can pick up their festival passes, purchase Iceland Airwaves merch, annoy the staff with weird questions and hook up with other festival goers.

To buy a ticket please go to this website.

It is expecting around 8000 eager festival-goers, musicians, press and music industry peeps to the festival. Tickets on the events usually sells fast, so be in time for attaching your own ticket.

Other Options

If you choose to discover Iceland to get up close to a unique natural phenomena and local culture, such as magic view of the Northern Lights or even to get a unforgettable trip and sightseeing flight of over the ongoing eruption in the barren interior of Iceland, please take a look with our wide range of Iceland tours below, for this autumn and winter. You can also choose a wide range of Daytours, from here.

Autumn & Winter
IcelandIceland Winter World
(6 days/5 nights)

Enjoy an extensive 6-day city break, including guided day tours to many of Iceland’s biggest natural attractions, such as the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, the great Geysir area and the scenic south coast of Iceland.

Experience the mystical northern lights and enjoy the surprising amount of cultural activities, museums, high-class restaurants and bars that Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, has to offer.
offfersNorthern Lights City Break
(4 days/3 nights)

Enjoy a mysterious and adventurous winter weekend-break in Reykjavík.

The winter in Iceland is great for exploring the dancing Northern Lights, the natural wonders surrounding the city in their gracious winter coats, and for soaking in the hot waters of the Blue Lagoon under the crisp sky.
IcelandIceland Full Circle - Winter
(10 days/9 nights)

This classic tour around Iceland’s “Ring Road” offers winter nature at its very best.

Along with a detour to the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you’ll visit spectacular natural attractions like powerful waterfalls, hot springs in moonlike surroundings, majestic glaciers, iceberg lagoons, volcanic beaches and more.

And with accommodations in rural areas—far from city lights, you’ll also have some opportunities to see the northern lights.
IcelandNorthern Comfort in Holiday Cottage
(7 days/6 nights)

This relaxing, self-guided winter package offers two nights in Reykjavik and four nights in a cosy, self-catering cottage in the scenic countryside of South Iceland.

The daily driving is minimal, so you can explore the sights at your own pace in a dependable 4x4 vehicle and take time to enjoy some optional activities, making this tour ideal for families. In the peak winter months, the northern lights may also make an appearance during your stay!
IcelandSouth Iceland at Leisure - Winter
(7 days/6 nights)

Take your time and enjoy the stunning winter landscapes along Iceland’s south coast with this self-drive journey from Reykjavik.

Diverse sights like icy waterfalls, hot springs bursting from the frosty ground and possible northern lights sightings make this a holiday to remember.

Driving distances per day are moderate and a range of exciting optional activities are available along the route.
IcelandWinter Spa Weekend in Reykjavik
(4 days/3 nights)

This relaxing yet exciting winter break in Reykjavík gives you the chance to revitalize yourself and experience some of Iceland’s unique natural treasures at its doorstep. From soothing in-water massages at a famous geothermal spa to mighty super-jeep adventures in the countryside, you'll return home feeling refreshed and energized!

This package also offers a chance to see the northern lights.
IcelandIceland Twilight Tour
(4 days/3 nights)

This guided, exclusive 4X4 tour is ideal for visitors looking for a comfortable, short but in-depth stopover package.

Enjoy the authentic Iceland experience by visiting the main attractions in their winter coats, relax in the tranquil Icelandic twilight and be astonished by the kaleidoscopic Aurora Borealis.

The tour is led by a professional local guide, who will take you on this exclusive and private tour to many of the most spectacular attractions in Iceland.
IcelandBody and Mind Package
(7 days/6 nights)

This relaxing yet exciting winter break in Reykjavík gives you the chance to revitalize yourself and experience some of Iceland’s unique natural treasures at its doorstep.

From soothing in-water massages at a famous geothermal spa to mighty super-jeep adventures in the countryside, you'll return home feeling refreshed and energized!

This package also offers a chance to see the northern lights.
IcelandWinter Activity Week in Iceland
(7 days/6 nights)

From the quirky charms of Reykjavik to the natural wonders of South and North Iceland, this tour is the perfect blend of comfort and adventure.

Come experience Iceland‘s spectacular winter landscapes with guided excursions including a 4x4 tour of the Golden Circle, a super-jeep safari near Eyjafjallajökull, a northern lights tour around Lake Mývatn with a stop at a geothermal spa and more!

This package includes accommodation in Reykjavík and Akureyri.
IcelandWinter Romance
(8 days/7 nights)

Iceland in the wintertime is simply magical!

From the soothing geothermal waters in the crisp Arctic nights to the dazzling northern lights above, it’s hard not to fall in love with the romantic atmosphere of an Icelandic winter.

This relaxing self-drive journey includes some of the most remarkable sights in Iceland along with plenty of chances for you and your sweetheart to experience adventurous activities and natural rejuvenation.
IcelandRomance Around Iceland - Winter
(10 days/9 nights)

Enjoy some of the most romantic sights in Iceland in all their winter glory.

Along with unique cultural experiences, possible northern lights sightings, gourmet dining options and opportunities for thrilling activities, this self-drive tour also includes carefully-selected accommodations in scenic surroundings.

It’s a holiday that you and your sweetheart will never forget!
IcelandExotic Hideaways - Winter
(7 days/6 nights)

Experience some of Iceland’s most romantic winter scenes with this getaway in South and West Iceland.

Cosy accommodations in picturesque settings, scenic drives with a rental car, soothing geothermal spas and memorable adventures like a guided super-jeep safari are just a few of the many highlights you’ll enjoy.

You even have a chance to see winter’s most magical phenomenon: the northern lights.
IcelandGolden Circle and South Coast - Winter
(4 days/3 nights)

Winter is one of the best times to see Iceland’s famous “fire and ice” contracts in action, with sights like gurgling hot springs and gushing waterfalls against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

Starting in Reykjavik, this short break with a rental car takes you to some of the country’s top attractions, like Þingvellir National Park, the Blue Lagoon and more.
IcelandPearls of the South and West - Winter
(10 days/9 nights)

This self-drive tour takes you to some of the top highlights of West Iceland, as well as the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the scenic south coast.

Along with a chance to view the amazing northern lights phenomenon, your journey also allows you to experience natural wonders like glaciers, volcanic beaches, waterfalls, hot springs and other incredible sights in all their winter glory.
IcelandReykjavík - Next Door to Nature - Winter
(4 days/3 nights)

This short winter getaway combines the convenience of a city break with the adventure of a road trip.

From your accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik you‘ll have an abundance of sights and activities—like northern lights excursions—at your fingertips, as well as drives into the countryside to see some of Iceland‘s top natural wonders like the Blue Lagoon, hot springs, waterfalls and more.
IcelandSnæfellsnes Peninsula & the Arctic North - Winter
(10 days/9 nights)

Take a journey into the Icelandic countryside with this 10-day self-drive tour that starts and ends in Reykjavik, the capital city.

Your drive brings you to numerous historical sites and natural attractions, including the magical Snæfellsjökull glacier, powerful waterfalls like Dettifoss and Gullfoss, the volcanic wonders of Lake Mývatn, the hot springs of the famous “Golden Circle” route and more.
IcelandIceland Full Circle in Luxury-Winter
(10 days/9 nights)

Looking to upgrade your Icelandic experience?

This is the deluxe winter version of our best-selling self drive tour in Iceland.

By day, explore unique natural and cultural attractions at your own pace and by night, enjoy the comfortable amenities of Iceland’s best available accommodations.

Private airport transfers, champagne and chocolates on arrival and entrance to a geothermal spa are also included for maximum enjoyment.
IcelandNorthern Lights Adventure in the West Fjords
(9 days/8 nights)

This exciting winter getaway includes an active 5-day guided northern lights program in Iceland’s remote West Fjords region, an ideal place for aurora spotting with its dark skies far from city lights.

You’ll also enjoy various day tours during the program along with some free time in Reykjavik, a tour of the famous Golden Circle attractions and a relaxing trip to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
IcelandChill Out in Reykjavik
(4 days/3 nights)

Reykjavík is the perfect starting point for an Icelandic winter adventure!

The magical Arctic winters create ideal conditions for viewing the northern lights, nature's own theatrical light shows, or for exploring nearby natural wonders, such as waterfalls encrusted with brilliant ice crystals like a scene out of a fairy tale.

For the ultimate “chill out” experience, you can also visit the famous Blue Lagoon, where the steaming mineral-rich waters are very inviting on brisk winter days!
IcelandWinter World & Aurora Borealis
(8 days/7 nights)

This small group tour offers a wonderful blend of Iceland’s unique culture, history, natural wonders and the extraordinary aurora borealis— better known as the northern lights.

By day, you’ll visit the top attractions of western and southern Iceland in their beautiful winter coats.

And by night, you can relax at cosy countryside hotels while waiting for the auroras to put on a kaleidoscopic show in the sky.
Christmas Advent
IcelandChristmas Advent Weekend & Northern Lights
(4 days/3 nights)

Get your family into the Christmas spirit with this cosy break in Reykjavik, a city full of festive lights and good cheer.

You’ll have opportunities to experience both Icelandic yuletide traditions and winter nature, like the northern lights.

Along with free time in the city, this tour also includes day trips to top attractions in the countryside, like the Geyser hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall and the Blue Lagoon.

Update at October 6. 2014 at 15:30 GMT
Unfortunately are all tickets sold out on Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014.


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