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Iceland Airwaves moves to 2021

Iceland Airwaves moves to 2021

For a good number of people I chatted to this year since lockdown began, Iceland Airwaves was the last great hope of having a music festival experience in 2020, what with it taking place in November and the fact that Iceland for the most part, due to its size and geographic location in isolation, was able to manage the coronavirus effectively for a good long time while other countries were severely affected.

Unfortunately, that is no longer the case, as Icelandic authorities have brought in stricter measures around large gatherings, social distancing and travelling into Iceland as the cases hit over 2077 in a population of 364,000.

The 10 best bands we saw at Iceland Airwaves 2019

Iceland Airwaves today announced it has rescheduled this year’s event form Wednesday November 3rd to Saturday November 6th 2021.


Unfortunately, these new measures make proceeding with this year’s festival impossible. We reviewed many scenarios: with social distancing; with lower attendance; with less venues. We returned to the same answer: there was no feasible solution to deliver the festival safely for 2020.

All tickets for this year remain valid for 2021, and the organisers have actually added 25 new acts in the process.

Iceland Airwaves 2021 new acts

  • Any Other
  • Aragrúi
  • Ásta
  • Balming Tiger
  • Bríet
  • Cell7
  • Crack Cloud
  • Faux Real
  • Karina
  • HipSumHaps
  • ISÁK
  • Kef LAVÍK
  • KLΞIИ
  • Logi Pedro
  • MAMMÚT
  • Mani Orasson
  • Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu
  • Mugsion
  • Porridge Radio
  • Salóme Katrín
  • Sara Parkman
  • sideproject
  • Sigrún Stella
  • Skoffín
  • Supersport!
  • Svala 
  • Thumper
  • Ultraflex

Iceland Airwaves 2021 already announced

  • ADHD
  • Andavald
  • Andy Svarthol
  • Benni Hemm Hemm
  • Black Pumas
  • BSÍ
  • CHLOBOCOP
  • Daði Freyr
  • Daughters of Reykjavík
  • dj. flugvel og geimskip 
  • Dry Cleaning
  • GRÓA
  • gugusar
  • Halldór Eldjárn
  • Júníus Meyvant
  • K.óla
  • Kiriyama Family
  •  Krummi
  •  Lynks Afrikka
  •  Metronomy
  • MSEA
  • Myrkvi
  • omotrack
  • Oyama
  • Pale Moon
  • S.hel
  • sin fang
  •  Sinmara
  •  Sólveig Matthildur
  •  Squid
  •  Tami T

The 10 best bands we saw at Iceland Airwaves 2019

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