Celebrated In: Iceland
celand Airwaves is associate degree annual music festival held in Reykjavík, Iceland in late october. The competition spans five days and its main focus is showcasing new music, each Icelandic and international. The festival's main sponsors are Icelandair and the town of reykjavik. the first show was command in 1999 as a one-off event in an airplane hangar at reykjavik 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.
Airwaves became known for its intimacy and devotion. The festival has been called "the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar" and an "unbelievable zest for music and celebration".
Clap Your Hands Say yea, The Bravery (2004) and the Rapture (2002) square measure among artists who vie Iceland Airwaves before their careers kicked off - in each case the groups were taking part in their 1st shows outside their town, New York. Among played artists who have played Iceland Airwaves are Crystal Castles, thievery Corporation, Sparta, Flaming Lips, Fatboy Slim, The Kills, The Stills, TV on the Radio, Keane, Hot Chip, Ratatat, design in Helsinki, Klaxons, Wolf Parade, kaiser Chiefs and local bands Sigur Ros, GusGus, mum, Singapore Sling, FM Belfast, Of Monsters and Men, Seabear, sóley, Sin Fang and Retro Stefson.
In 2009, the competition was command from fourteen to eighteen Oct, that includes regarding a hundred and fifty artists together with Nina Kinert, The Cocknbullkid, Casiokids, Megaphonic thrift, Micachu and therefore the Shapes, The Golden Filter, Metronomy, Golden Silvers, James Yuill, Postelles and American state in winter.
The 2010 edition of Iceland Airwaves passed off on 13-17 Oct. The performers enclosed jj, Robyn, Junip, Toro Y Moi, Timber timber, Rolo Tomassi, metropolis Bicycle Club, Hurts, Tunng, Alex Metric, Everything Everything, Mount Kimbie, Joy Formidable, Efterklang, Slagsmalsklubben, Oh No Ono, The Antlers and Hercules and romance. In 2011, Iceland Airwaves was command from twelve to seventeen Oct. The performers enclosed Bjork, Sinead author, Yoko Ono, Olafur Arnalds, Of Monsters and Men, we tend to Were secure Jetpacks, 22-Pistepirkko, Tune-Yards, house, different Lives and Olof Arnalds.
In 2012, Iceland Airwaves passed off from Oct thirty first to Gregorian calendar month fourth. Sigur Ros headlined the 2012 edition including For A Minor Reflection, Kwes, Ghostpoet, Dirty Projectors, The Vaccines, Doldrums, [*fr1] Moon Run, Blouse, BOY, Soley, Retro Stefson, Prins Polo, Samaris, Sin Fang, GusGus, Mugison and Olof Arnalds. Django Django and Swans were each scheduled however were forced to cancel.
Iceland Airwaves is promoted and made by Iceland Music Export, and sponsored by its founder Icelandair, in cooperation with town of Reykjavik.