Iceland Airwaves have announced the first 28 acts from over ten countries for their 20th-anniversary edition of the festival that takes place from November 7th to 10th across the city of Reykjavík in Iceland.

International acts include:

  • Fontaines D.C
  • Girlhood
  • Girl Ray
  • Jade Bird
  • Jockstrap
  • Mavi Phoenix
  • Naaz
  • The Orielles
  • Sassy 009
  • Scarlet Pleasure
  • Soccer Mommy
  • Superorganism
  • Tommy Cash

Icelandic artists:

  • Agent Fresco
  • Audur
  • Between Mountains
  • Bríet
  • Cyber
  • Hugar
  • Júníus Meyvant
  • Kiriyama Family
  • Rythmatik
  • Snorri Helgason
  • Sykur
  • Úlfur Úlfur
  • Una Stef
  • Vladimar
  • Warmland

Early bird tickets are now on sale now priced at €122/14,900 ISK. International packages are also available.

Posted on March 26th, 2018


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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists.


AE Mak- Glow

AE Mak have become known for their energetic live performances that incorporate visuals and dance, mediums that enhance their bright style of music. ‘Glow’ is influenced by the emotions that surround arguing with those close to you and embodies a powerful energy with emotive synths, tribal beats and soul-stirring vocals from Aoife McCann. – This is the band’s first release since the departure of Ellie McMahon and it’s a dynamic return.


Fontaines D.C – Chequeless Reckless

Fontaines D.C are a band that reflect Dublin city in all its glory and defects through their own unique essence of rock and roll. ‘Chequeless Reckless’ is the first release from their forthcoming double A-side, a lyrically-focused and melodically infectious two-minute track with an underlining pensive mood.

The video was shot by JustGrayce ( that’s me) and edited by Conor Dockery.


Loah – Unveiled

Irish Sierra Leonean singer Sallay Matu Garnett or Loah categorises music as ‘ArtSoul’ which is certainly an accurate description for latest release ‘Unveiled’, as a follow up from her last track ‘Nothing’ this track sees Loah in a much more stripped back setting that shows off her hauntingly beautiful vocals accompanied by soothing acoustic guitar.

The video for Unveiled furthermore enhances the beauty of the track and is by Ellius Grace.


Laoise – Bother

Galway electronic pop artist Laoise’s follow up to ‘Rich’ is a much more upbeat pop track with dance elements that continues to show off her strong vocal abilities. It was produced by Chris Bubenzer of Diffusion Lab.


Old Hannah – Follow

‘Follow’ is the first single from Sligo group Old Hannah’s debut album Borealis which will be released later this year. The track shares a new sound for the band as they take a step away from their folk roots into an upbeat, catchy and harmonious flow.The single launch takes place on Thursday March 15th at The Grand Social. Tickets priced at €10+ are available from


Brién – Heaven

Multi-instrumentalist Brién’s ‘Heaven’ is the second release from his EP entitled Tandem released on Soft Boy Records. The track has an early Mount Kimbie sound with atmospheric visuals in the video filmed and directed by Clodagh Farrelly.


EOMAC – Resist All Dogma

Dublin-based electronic producer Ian Eomac or EOMAC (one half of Lakker) latest track is from his album Reconnect which will be rreleasedon March 9th. It was mastered and cut by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering and will be available for purchase on vinyl on Disclaimer – this track is not for sensitive ears.

Posted on February 7th, 2018


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Update: Young Hearts Run Free’s Christmas annual Yule show has been moved from Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 to The Gloucester Street Recreational and Sports Centre at 21 Gloucester St South (off Townsend street). A suporting wall in the Co-Op has fallen and all events there have been cancelled until it’s fixed.

Young Hearts Run Free’s annual Yule gig is back for it’s ninth Christmas event in Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 and like previous years, the lineup will feature live music, performers, chat, poetry, comedy and more.

Yule takes place on Saturday December 9th :Featuring:

And a very special guest to be announced.

Tickets for the BYOB gig are priced at €15+ and available from Eventbrite. All proceeds go to the Simon Community.

Posted on December 7th, 2017


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A music marathon will take place this Saturday November 25th on Grafton Street (St Stephens Green side), featuring 18 established and emerging Irish acts in partnership with First Music Contact.

All proceeds from the music marathon go to The Simon Community.


  • Chasing Felix
  • Curtis Wals
  • Penrose
  • Ivan Nicolas
  • Dreaming Of Jupiter
  • Floor Staff
  • The SilverStonz
  • The Strypes
  • The Klares
  • Birdwoman
  • Eoin Glackin
  • The Finns
  • Mekkan Ju
  • Delorentos
  • Alex Jordan & Company
  • Pursued by Dogs
  • Montauk Hotel
  • Fontaines D.C.

For set times see The Simon Music Marathon event page.

Posted on November 21st, 2017


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