November 6-9, 2019 in Downtown Reykjavík

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Travel Packages Available From North America, UK & Europe Via Icelandair HERE

Iceland Airwaves returns to Reykjavík Wednesday, November 6 through Saturday, November 9, bringing together more than 130 bands from 20 countries. As proud Keychange partners, Iceland Airwaves has achieved equal gender balance for the second year running, with a 50/50 split on the line up. Today, Iceland Airwaves reveals its final wave of performers.

Anna Ásthildur Thorsteinsson, Will Larnarch-Jones and their team are a brilliant Keychange success story as they prove that when you approach programming with an awareness of equality, it is possible to achieve parity,” says Joe Frankland, PRS Foundation CEO.It is particularly encouraging to see progressive international collaboration including International Showcase Fund supported Siobhan Wilson and ReBalance grantees Æ Mak performing alongside Icelandic talent including Keychange participant Hildur. Iceland Airwaves is a hugely successful festival that has an important focus on quality and opportunity, and we look forward to continuing to work with them on Phase Two of Keychange.

This next announcement  focuses strongly on progressive women and self-produced artists, including LA based  musician and activist Madame Gandhi, Australian DJ, producer and founder of NLV Records Nina Las Vegas, Norwegian producer Otha, Rebecca Taylor’s (ex-Slow Club) new pop project Self Esteem, and more (full list follows below).

After a five year absence, local heroes Hjaltalín return to the festival, along with much-loved Frankfurt house outfit Booka Shade. Additionally, Indonesia and Palestine are represented for the first time at this year’s Iceland Airwaves with indie duo Stars & Rabbit and activist, performer and Hatari collaborator Bushar Murad, respectively. This follows the recently-announced John Grant, Cautious Clay, Orville Peck, and more.

Many talented women feature heavily at the Airwaves Pro industry conference running alongside the main festival November 7-8. Alison Donald (Kobalt / AWAL), Nelly Ben Hayoun Ph.D (University of the Underground) and composer Tina Tallon join Stephen O’Reilly (ie:music / ie:ventures) as the first announced speakers. For more information on Airwaves Pro visit  https://icelandairwaves.is/pro/.

LISTEN TO ICELAND AIRWAVES 2019 PERFORMERS PLAYLIST HERE

Launched in 1999 as a one-off event in an airplane hangar, Iceland Airwaves is now integral to Reykjavík’s cultural calendar, taking over the historic downtown area and turning it into a global music city, with over 6,000 visitors from 60 countries in attendance each year. Airwaves has long shed light  on new talent, including Florence and the Machine, James Blake, and Sufjan Stevens, additionally hosting established acts like Björk, The Flaming Lips, The Knife, and Kraftwerk. The festival consistently hosts a diverse, gender-balanced line-up.

Super early-bird, and early bird tickets have all have sold out. Tickets are on sale now for 19.900 ISK (around $142) for a four-day pass.

Travel packages from USA, Canada, UK and Europe are available from Icelandair.

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ICELAND AIRWAVES 2019 LINEUP (SO FAR)

(new additions in bold & italics)

International Acts

Mac DeMarco (CA)

Whitney (US)

John Grant (US)

Booka Shade (DE)

Orville Peck (CA)

Shame (UK)

Anna of the North (NO)

Ivan Dorn (UA)

Georgia (UK)

Cautious Clay (US)

Boy Azooga  (UK)

Snapped Ankles (UK)

girl in red (NO)

Nina Las Vegas (AU)

Penelope Isles (UK)

Pip Blom (NL)

Blanco White (UK)

Free Love (UK)

Warmduscher (UK)

sir Was (SE)

Pottery (CA)

Niklas Paschburg (DE)

Just Mustard (IE)

Madame Gandhi (US)

The Garrys (CA)

Bessie Turner (UK)

Self Esteem (UK)

Alexandra Stréliski (CA)

Alyona Alyona (UA)

Amanda Tenfjord (NO)

Glass Museum (BE)

W.H. Lung (UK)

Lydmor (DK)

The Howl & The Hum (UK)

Broen (NO)

Bashar Murad (PS)

The Holy (FI)

Tiny Ruins (NZ)

Siobhan Wilson (UK)

Murkage Dave (UK)

Detalji (FI)

Velvet Negroni (US)

Siv Jakobsen (NO)

Otha (NO)

Æ Mak (IE)

MÖRK (HU)

Pillow Queens (IE)

Stars & Rabbit (ID)

Pattesutter (SE)

Hachiku (AU)

Akkan (ES)

ROE (IE)

Loah (IE)

Sons (BE)

Jesse Markin (FI)

Helge (NL)

Pink Milk (SE)

Pavvla (ES)

Brett Newski (US)

Sturle Dagsland (DK)

:PAPERCUTZ (PT)

Ayelle (UK)

Baseball Gregg (IT)

Joe & The Shitboys (FO)

 

Icelandic Acts

Of Monsters and Men

Vök

Hatari

Hjaltalín

Agent Fresco

Pétur Ben

Mammút

Sólstafir

Biggi Veira (Gus Gus DJ Set)

JFDR

Seabear

Une Misère

Hugar

Kælan Mikla

Jóipé X Króli

Ólöf Arnalds

GDRN

GKR

Auður

Bríet

Between Mountains

Sycamore Tree

Rokky

Aron Can

Auðn

Axel Flóvent

Berndsen

Sykur

aYia

Ceasetone

Daði Freyr

Elín Sif

Frid

Gabriel Ólafs

Grísalappalísa

Ragnar Zolberg

Sunna Fridjons

Hildur

Hrím

Hausar

Una Stef & The SP 74

IamHelgi

Matthildur

Moses Hightower

Bagdad Brothers

Teitur Magnússon

Cell7

Ateria

EinarIndra

Svavar Knútur

Tómas Welding

Una Schram

Warmland

Blóðmör

Sunna Margrét

Krabba Mane

Mighty Bear

Ásta

Konfekt

SIGGY

Krassasig

Morpholith

Valborg Ólafs

KUL

Kontinuum

Flammeus

Flekar