Iceland Airwaves, the world’s hottest new music showcase, returns this November 3-6, 2021. Nearly 30 new names have been announced, adding to what’s already one of the strongest and most diverse bills in the festival’s 20 plus year history, making a total of 90 acts from all around the world. We are thrilled to announce that Francis of Delirium and Tuys are among those new names, joining KLEIN, who was selected already in 2020.
With Iceland’s natural wonders often claiming the title “the greatest show on Earth”, Iceland Airwaves is similar in its one-of-a-kind offering. The festival’s musical diversity is as spellbinding as its host city Reykjavík and the incredible nature surrounding it.
Driving the announcement comes the UK’s biggest breakthrough artist of the year, Arlo Parks, the FKA Twigs and Gorillaz-approved duo Sad Night Dynamite, Black Pumas, Metronomy, Squid, and Dry Cleaning.
Prior to 2020’s successful live stream broadcast ‘Live From Reykjavík’, Iceland Airwaves’ 2019 edition earned a nomination for Best Small Festival at the NME Awards, for its revitalised mission and flawless execution. With the festival’s forward thinking, collaborative approach and positive global influence, Iceland Airwaves’ reputation for hosting the ultimate annual music gathering stands stronger than ever in 2021.
4 Day passes are available now, be sure to get yours before the price increases.
Praise for Iceland Airwaves 2019:
“Iceland Airwaves might well be the coolest festival of the year…It’s always thinking several steps ahead. Instead of chucking together a line-up that will simply sell tickets, Airwaves curated a devastatingly cutting-edge and expertly curated lineup.” - NME
“I discovered so many amazing bands at Iceland Airwaves … if you’re looking for a sneak peek into what’s going to be hot next year Airwaves is the place to look … my favourite festival of last year” - BBC Radio 6 Music (Siobhan McAndrew)
“The showcase festival has long since outgrown its initial remit and become a cultural staple … it's been one hell of a ride” - The Line of Best Fit
“Iceland Airwaves is truly a curated festival, rather than adhering to a niche it’s the type of event that will allow you to see someone like Georgia completely smash it on a huge stage, only to find you moments in a Church next to a frozen lake. Most festivals say they have something for everyone but really, how many come good on that promise?” - London In Stereo