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.