Iceland Airwaves

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Iceland Airwaves
Jakobínarína at Iceland Airwaves '06.jpg
GenreElectronic music, rock, indie, electronic/techno, hip hop, folk, pop, R&B, soul, ambience, dance, punk, alternative, etc.
Datesearly November
Location(s)Reykjavík, Iceland
Years active1999-present
WebsiteIceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves is an annual music festival held in Reykjavík, Iceland in early November.

The festival spans four days (Wednesday - Saturday) and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international. The festival's main sponsors are Icelandair and the City of Reykjavík.


The first show was held in 1999 as a one-off event in an airplane hangar at Reykjavík Airport.[1][2]

Iceland Airwaves is promoted and produced by Iceland Music Export.[3] and sponsored by its founder Icelandair, in cooperation with the City of Reykjavik.

In February 2018 the event managing company Sena Live, a subsidiary of production company Sena, bought the logo and all associated trademarks of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. the 2018 edition of Iceland Airwaves was promoted and produced by Sena Live.[4]

Notable acts


See also


  1. ^ History Archived 2011-04-23 at the Wayback Machine, Iceland Airwaves. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
  2. ^ Leon, Jakov A peek inside Iceland's Airwaves Festival for up-and-coming bands,, (14. October 2011.)
  3. ^ "Iceland Music Events:". Archived from the original on 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  4. ^ Reykjavik Grapevine, Feb 23, 2018
  5. ^ "Lineup of Iceland Airwaves 2010". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  6. ^ "Lineup of Iceland Airwaves 2011". Archived from the original on 2011-12-04. Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  7. ^ "Lineup of Iceland Airwaves 2013". Retrieved 2013-11-04.
  8. ^ "Iceland Airwaves 2010 announces first acts". Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  9. ^ "Iceland Airwaves: The line-up so far". Archived from the original on 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  10. ^ "The 11th Iceland Airwaves Festival will be held 14th – 18th October: First names announced". Iceland Airwaves. 25 June 2009. Archived from the original on 5 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-09.