ICELAND AIRWAVES 1st-5th November 2017

Posted: October 26, 2017 in MUSIC
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The Reykjavík festival expands to a second site in Akureyri for the first time, taking place 1st – 5th of November 2017.

Iceland Airwaves have announced Mumford & Sons as their Sunday night headliners. These internationally renowned Gentlemen of the Road will bring Reykjavík’s original and best festival in November to a rousing close on the 5th November, following in the footsteps of former Airwaves Sunday night headliners PJ Harvey, Björk, Kraftwerk, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs and The Flaming Lips.

500 tickets for Mumford & Sons show will go on sale in advance at tix.is Tuesday 25th of July at 11 am BST, with the remainder being available to Iceland Airwaves ticket holders to queue and pick-up from the festival Media Center from 5pm on the 4th of November. Please note that the Media Center has moved for IA 2017 to Bíó Paradís.

Mumford & Sons are the latest international big name added to an already phenomenal line-up with previous additions Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka and Songhoy Blues joining the likes of Fleet Foxes, Àsgeir, Billy Bragg, Emiliana Torrini and the coorist, Arab Strap, JFDR, Kelly Lee Owens, Aldous Harding and Mammút. The feted Reykjavik festival, now in it’s 19th year, expands to a second site in Akureyri, North Iceland for the first time ever.

Renowned for showcasing the best of Icelandic talent alongside the biggest and most interesting new international names in music, punters are free to discover local talent such as the teen duo Between Mountains (winners of this years Battle of the bands), 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 of November 2017:

Alexander Jarl / Aldous Harding (NZ) / Alvia Islandia / Ama Lou (UK) / Án / Andartak / ANWIYCTi (HK) / Arab Strap (SCO) / Ásgeir / Auður / aYia / Be Charlotte (SCO) / Benjamin Clementine (UK) / Between Mountains / Billy Bragg (UK) / Bistro Boy / Bonzai (UK) / Childhood (UK) / Cold / Cyber / Deep Throat Choir (UK) / Daniel OG (UK) / Exos / Emiliana Torrini & The Colorist (IS/BE) / Emmsje Gauti / Frank Murder / Fleet Foxes (US) / For a Minor Reflection / Futuregrapher / GDJYB (HK) / GKR / ГШ – Glintshake (RU) / Glowie / Gordi (AU) / Gróa / Guðrún Ýr / Gunnar Jónsson Collider / Gurr (DE) / Halldór Eldjárn / HAM / Hatari / Hildur / Hórmónar / Hugar / JFDR / Jo Goes Hunting (NL) / Káryyn (US/SY) / KÁ-AKÁ / Kelly Lee Owens (UK) / Kontinuum / Korter í Flog / Kælan Mikla / Lido Pimienta (CF) / Lonely Parade (CA) / Ljósvaki / Mahalia  (UK) / Mammút / Michael Kiwanuka (UK) / Mikko Joensuu (FI) / Milkywhale / Mumford & Sons (UK) / Mura Masa (UK) / Octal Industries / Oðinn / Ohm  / Omotrack / Ozy -DJ set / Phlegm / Pink Street Boys / Púlsvídd / Röskva / RuGl / Shame (UK) / Sigrid (NO) / SiGRÚN / Soffía Björg / Songhoy Blues (ML) / Stefflon Don (UK) / Sturla Atlas / Subminimal / Sycamore Tree / Tappi Tíkarrass / Thor / Tófa / Torres (US) / Une Misère / Vagabon (US) / Vector / 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. Please note, full links for each territory is at the bottom of the pr.

 

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