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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.

 

barnfarm

BARN ON THE FARM’s first year started in 2010 and since then this uniquely atmospheric small festival held in two barns on a Gloucester farm has had incredible success and with such impressive line-ups with Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran Bastille and Gabrielle Aplin. With the best of rising stars in Indie Folk, Acoustic and contemporary singer songwriters and the added indie or Synth rock bands on the line up it looks a superb weekend,the feeling you get the musicians enjoy the event as much as the festival goers.

this years Fat Angel must see acts include, AMBER RUN here is the wonderful track “Spark”

Irish singer songwriter Hozier who is about to become one of the acts of the year

Stockton CallingA day long music festival across an array of Stockton’s finest venues featuring the best in up and coming acts, taking place every year on Easter Saturday.

BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2016

MAIN STAGE – LEFTFIELD * JAMES * LEVELLERS * AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM * THE CORAL * THE PROCLAIMERS * MARIACHI EL BRONX * GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB * REEF  * SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS * EZRA FURMAN * DREADZONE * THE DAMNED * THE SELECTER * TERRORVISION * HOLLIE COOK * LANTERNS ON THE LAKE * UK FEDS * FLIGHT BRIGADE * THE CHURCH

THE BIG TOP – BILLY BRAGG * BAABA MAAL* TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA * SETH LAKEMAN * THE DAMNED PLAYING DAMNED, DAMNED, DAMNED * FOTHERINGAY * THE UNTHANKS * LE VENT DU NORD * ETHAN JOHNS & THE BLACK EYED DOGS * MARTIN CARTHY * SHOW OF HANDS * WILDFLOWERS * FOY VANCE * STICK IN THE WHEEL * SOUND OF THE SIRENS * MAD DOG MCREA * THE LOUNGE KITTENS * LEVELLERS ACOUSTIC

THE LITTLE BIG TOP – TODDLA T * DJ HYPE * THE HARRY SHOTTA SHOW * MUNGO’S HI-FI FEAT SOLO BANTON * MAX PASHM SOUNDSYSTEM * DELE SOSIMI * NORTH BASE * TOO MANY T’S * MR NICE * PHANTASY * SUBGIANT * SKATA TONES * INVISIBLE OPERA COMPANY OF TIBET * RAPHA GHETTI * AAA BADBOY * REEPS ONE * SILENT DISCO * BIG FISH LITTLE FISH

Headlining Beautiful Days 2016 on the Friday night are Leftfield – one of Britain’s most influential electronic dance acts. Their debut Leftism, remains one of the defining statements of 90s dance music. Headlining on Saturday night we welcome back Manchester legends James who release their fourteenth new studio album ‘Girl at the End of the World’ this month. Sunday night headliners are festival founders Levellers who will close the weekend with a spectacular show including a firework finale.

Joining them on the Main Stage bill are Simon Emmerson’s Afro Celt Sound System who release their first album in 10 years ‘The Source’ in April, plus Mercury Prize nominated folk-rock band The Coral, Charlie & Craig Reid aka The Proclaimers, plus Mariachi El Bronx – the mariachi side project of Los Angeles hardcore punk band The Bronx, dub/ska band Gentleman’s Dub Club and West Country rockers Reef. We also welcome very special guests, American Grammy nominated funk/soul band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, plus the brilliant and exciting solo artist Ezra Furman, festival favourites Dreadzone, rock band Terrorvision, punk legends The Damned and The Selecter led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black. The Main Stage bill also features Hollie Cook, Lanterns on the Lake, UK Feds, Flight Brigade and The Church.

Headlining on the festival’s Big Top stage are singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg,  Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal – one of Africa’s best known musicians with a career spanning over 25 years and Scottish folk big band Treacherous Orchestra. Joining them on the bill are West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman, The Damned playing a second set, this time playing Damned, Damned, Damned in its entirety, plus Fotheringay featuring original members Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson plus special guests, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees The Unthanks, Canadian folk music group Le Vent Du Nord and country rock act Ethan Johns & The Black Eyed Dogs.

The Big Top will also play host to folk legend Martin Carthy, award-winning acoustic folk act Show of Hands, melodic, semi-acoustic band Wildflowers,  critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Foy Vance, London based high energy folk trio Stick in the Wheel, Exeter singing duo Sound of the Sirens plus Mag Dog McRea and The Lounge Kittens.

The Little Big Top will play host to headliners Toddla T, DJ Hype and Dele Sosimi plus sets from Mungo’s Hi-Fi featuring Solo Banton, The Harry Shotta Show, Max Pashm Soundsystem, North Base, Too Many T’s, Mr Nice, Phantasy, Subgiant, Skata Tones, Invisible Opera Company of Tibet, Rapha Ghetti, AAA Badboy and Reeps One. The Little Big Top also hosts The Silent Disco for two nights and family rave Big Fish Little Fish on Friday afternoon.

The THEME FOR 2016 IS STARS……..sparkling cosmic related attire or simply star-shaped accessories. The focus of the day on the Sunday will be stars, with site art and other elements of the festival reflecting the theme.

The final acts and line-ups for the other three stages – The Theatre Tent, The Bimble Inn and The Band Stand – will be announced in the coming months.