Three Irish acts are the subject of the main announcement today from Iceland Airwaves, the festival that is taking place this November 6th to 9th in Reykjavik.
Three of our favourites, Just Mustard, Pillow Queens and AE Mak will make the journey north after they were spotted at last year’s Hard Working Class Heroes (now Ireland Music Week) by the Airwaves booker.
Other bands bound for Airwaves this year are: Of Monsters and Men, John Grant, Mac DeMarco, Whitney, Cautious Clay, WH Lung, Snapped Ankles, Boy Azooga, Anna of The North, Girl in Red, Hatari, Mammút and many others. The current line-up can be seen here.
“Music From Ireland are delighted to re-ignite our relationship with Iceland Airwaves as it underlines what we have long felt, the similarities of the creatives in both our countries,” says Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact and organiser of Ireland Music Week. “As in the past I am sure our selected showcasing artists will get a lot of benefit and new fans from the event. As a member of Keychange, we are also delighted to see very strong female acts from Ireland selected by the event.”
The Irish have form in recent years at Airwaves, with the biggest breakthrough act being Fontaines D.C who did live sessions with KEXP in Reykjavik and received a lot of interest from it. We attended last year.
Dublin to Reykjavik?
The festival founding partner Icelandair offers travel packages to Iceland Airwaves including direct departures from Dublin and other destinations.