As with Rökkurró in 2014, I followed Icelandic band Mammút around for Airwaves in 2016. Starting with a headline set at the Reykjavík Art Museum and ending by opening for PJ Harvey at the enormous Valshöllin, they turned a lot of heads at Airwaves this year with a brand new set of tracks from their forthcoming, as yet untitled, album. Continue reading Mammút at Airwaves 2016
Well I just had the most insane time in Iceland at the 2011 Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavík. The photographs are all for the 405 so please go there for day-by-day reviews of the festival itself; however here are some photos of the many acts we saw during the craziest 5 days in Iceland I have ever witnessed.
Tomorrow I shall be stepping on a plane with Tim Boddy and James Canham from The 405 with the aim of covering as much as possible of the 2011 Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavík. This festival began as a one-night event in an aeroplane hanger in 1999 and has expanded to become one of the most popular festivals on the calendar.
This year the festival runs from 12th-16th October, with around 250 artists playing at 10 venues and numerous off-venue events, often until around 4:00 in the morning. Needless to say we are all exploding with excitement at the prospect, and will do our best to bring you reviews and photographs of some of the best new bands from Iceland and beyond, as well as special coverage of one of Björk’s Biophilia performances in the city’s brand new opera house, Harpa.
Stay tuned for sneaky peeks at some of the photographs, and keep an eye on the 405 for previews, artist interviews and live reviews throughout the festival.