October 18 2009
Since the first show held in 1999 (in an airplane hangar), Iceland Airwaves has become one of the premier showcases for new music – Icelandic and otherwise – in the world. It’s been called “the most innovative music festival since CMJ” and “as responsible for all of Reykjavík’s recent positive press as Björk herself”.
Some of the world’s most exciting artists, including Suede, The Flaming Lips, The Hives, Fatboy Slim, Thievery Corporation and rising stars such as Florence And The Machine, White Lies and Friendly Fires have made the short hop from Europe or North America to share the stages with Iceland’s finest talents: Sigur Rós, Gus Gus, Jagúar, Quarashi, Leaves, Trabant, FM Belfast, Steed Lord and many, many more. And when the live bands are finished, top DJs spin across the city until dawn.
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