Iceland Airwaves has revealed the primary bands for its long-awaited return in 2022 – see the total line-up for the November pageant beneath.
The Reykjavík-based pageant has not taken place since 2019, with its 2020 and 2021 editions each cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic. On each events, a ‘Reside From Reykjavík’ livestream was hosted as a replacement.
After Iceland not too long ago dropped all its COVID restrictions, Iceland Airwaves will now lastly return from November 2-5 this 12 months, and the primary 14 acts for the pageant have been introduced, together with Amyl & the Sniffers, Arlo Parks, Crack Cloud, Metronomy and native stars Daughters of Reykjavík, who’re favourites to characterize Iceland on the 2022 Eurovision Tune Contest.
See the total line-up up to now for Iceland Airwaves 2022 beneath. Tickets are on sale now right here.
Boy oh boy have we missed you! We’re thrilled to announce the primary fourteen acts added to the Iceland Airwaves lineup.
We now have additionally made some tweaks to the pageant, learn all about it on our web site https://t.co/lTWlz0GOXK
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Reviewing 2020’s ‘Reside From Reykjavík livestream, NME’s Thomas Smith described it “as an exciting reminder of pageant enjoyable” and it highlighted “a neighborhood spirit that others might study from”.
The evaluation added: “This array of music is a bittersweet reminder of what has been taken from us this 12 months – the type of communal moments that present solace and pleasure to a music-loving nation. However Reside From Reykjavík has set the bar for what a dwell streamed pageant can obtain; highlighting each rising and established names, offering unreplicable classes and the facility of a neighborhood’s can-do spirit.”
2020’s occasion featured performances from the likes of Of Monsters and Males, Ólafur Arnalds, Ásgeir, Hatari, Júníus Meyvant and ‘Assume About Issues’ hitmaker Daði Freyr, whereas 2021 welcomed John Grant, Ásgeir, Laufey, GDRN, Daughters of Reykjavík, BSÍ and others.