Every year, the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival introduces us to incredible new artists -- remember a little group called Of Monsters and Men back in 2010? Now in its 20th year, the festival continues to curate a line-up packed with musical discovery, established faves, and some hometown pride. Today, they've announced the first wave of the line-up, featuring 25 acts from over 10 countries. And as you can see, it's already shaping up to be another fantastic year in Reykjavik, Wednesday, November 7 through Saturday, November 10. See the first wave below:
Fontaines D.C. (UK) // Girl Ray (UK) // Girlhood (UK) // Jade Bird (UK) // Jockstrap (UK) // Mavi Phoenix (AT) // Nazz (NL) // The Orielles (UK) // Sassy 009 (NO) // Scarlet Pleasure (DK) // Superorganism (UK) // Tommy Cash (EE)
Agent Fresco // Auður // Between Mountains // Bríet // Cyber // Hugar // Júníus Meyvant // Kiryama Family // Rythmatik // Sykur // Snorri Helgason // Úlfur Úlfur // Una Stef // Valdimar // Warmland
This is just the beginning -- upwards of 100 additional acts will be announced soon over the months to come. If you missed any of KEXP's coverage from 2017, check out the archives here for live video and more.
Iceland Airwaves Music Festival share the first wave of their line-up, including international acts like Blood Orange and Snail Mail, as well as Icelandic acts Mammút, Hatari, and more.
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