Iceland Airwaves

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Restlessness Blues: Robin Pecknold And The Rewriting Of Fleet Foxes

Robin Pecknold and I had our road trip all planned out. We pull out of Reykjavik around lunchtime, aiming to play tourists for the afternoon.
Ryan Leas | December 4, 2017 - 1:32 pm


Fufanu Take Us Around Reykjavik And Talks New Album Sports

At Iceland Airwaves 2014, I accidentally saw Fufanu. I had no idea who they were, but followed two English friends to a venue in downtown…
Ryan Leas | November 15, 2016 - 11:25 am

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Björk Breaks Her Heart Again For Devastating Hometown Show

Björk is Iceland’s biggest export. Even for those who are unfamiliar with pretty much any aspect of the country’s history, it’s a well documented fact…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 6, 2016 - 4:36 pm

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8 Memorable Icelandic Acts At Iceland Airwaves 2017

After nearly 20 years in existence, Iceland Airwaves has gone through a few transformations. From modest beginnings -- a much smaller and more contained affair…
Ryan Leas | November 6, 2017 - 2:40 pm

Björk, PJ Harvey, múm, & More Made For A Magical Iceland Airwaves 2016

OK, hear me out: Reykjavik is a great place to host a festival. Sure, it's far away and prohibitively expensive, but it's also small and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 7, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Father John Misty, Beach House, Hot Chip, And More Play Iceland Airwaves 2015

Last year, Iceland Airwaves had a climactic feeling to it. Since it takes place in early November, chances are it's one of the final festivals…
Ryan Leas | November 9, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Iceland Airwaves 2014: The War On Drugs, The Flaming Lips, & The Knife’s Final Show

While I might be in some kind of minority here, Iceland Airwaves is the kind of thing I prefer to a normal festival. Not that…
Ryan Leas | November 10, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Win Tickets To Iceland Airwaves 2014

Reykjavík's annual Iceland Airwaves festival returns this November, and we're giving away a pair of tickets. The fest brings major international and Icelandic talent to…
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2014 - 10:47 am

Iceland Airwaves 2011 In Words And Photos

Last week, from Wednesday until Sunday, Reykjavik, Iceland hosted its annual Airwaves festival. It's an urban festival and a hell of a party, with the…
Amrit Singh | October 17, 2011 - 8:22 am

Stereogum & Bella Union Present: Beach House @ Iceland Airwaves ’11

Next week, Stereogum is putting on a show a little further from the south side of Williamsburg than we're used to: We've teamed up with…
Amrit Singh | October 7, 2011 - 10:41 am

Iceland Airwaves Announces 40 More Bands, Stéréógúm Is Unable To Resist

This year Iceland Airwaves (10/17-10/21) falls smack in the middle of CMJ (10/16-10/20). The latter takes place in our 'hood, the former on an island…
Stereogum | July 31, 2007 - 4:46 pm