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Win A Trip to Iceland Airwaves 2016!

We can think of dozens of reasons why you should enter the 2016 Iceland Airwaves flyaway contest, but today let’s concentrate on the big one: MUSIC.

Don't Miss Your Chance to See the Northern Lights!

You still have time to win an Icelandic dream vacation from KEXP and Iceland Air. Enter our 2016 Iceland Flyaway contest today and you could win airfare for two, hotel accommodations, and five-day passes to the 2016 Iceland Airwaves Festival.

Enter to Win a Trip to Iceland Airwaves 2017

Iceland is hands down the most beautiful place I have ever visited and even though I know there are many great festivals happening all around the world, I have a difficult time imagining something as special as Iceland Airwaves.”

– Miyuki (2013 Iceland Airwaves Flyaway winner)

“We breathe in melancholy and we breathe out joy” ­­– Highlights from Iceland Airwaves 2019

John Richards talks about his favorite performances at Iceland Airwaves and the financial struggles musicians are facing in that country.

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2018, Day 1: Les Aventures de President Bongo (President Bongo & Óttar Sæmundsen)

KEXP kicks off our Iceland Airwaves broadcast with a debut of new music from former GusGus member Stephan Stephensen and Icelandic composer Óttar Sæmundsen.

Music That Matters, Vol. 640 - Iceland Airwaves 2018 Preview Part One: Ice

DJ Kevin Cole previews the 2018 Iceland Airwaves music festival and the rich Icelandic music scene. Episode one, Ice, features a slew of brilliant atmospheric and chill songs along with a bit of goth-tinged electronica and a smoking hot new Júníus Meyvant track.

KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 3: Moses Hightower

The penultimate act of the KEXP broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Icelandic yacht rock band Moses Hightower. Named for the character played by the late Bubba Smith in the Police Academy movie series, the band draws from a lot of influences, including funk, jazz, and psych.

Pure Imagination: Meet Wunderkind Icelandic Pianist and Composer Gabríel Ólafs (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic composer's performance at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland for Iceland Airwaves 2019.

More Monday Music News

KEXP just wrapped up our annual Iceland Airwaves Music Festival broadcast this past weekend, including an off-air session with Múm. And today, the band have premiered a remix from none other than fellow Icelander, Jónsi of Sigur Rós! Check it out below, and check out all our Iceland Airwaves cov...

KEXP Live from Iceland Airwaves 2016

Join KEXP as we return to the land of fire and ice, broadcasting live from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival! KEXP’s international broadcast will feature 16 exclusive performances live on air on Wednesday, November 2nd, through Saturday, November 5th, from 6AM-2PM (P...

Music That Matters, Vol. 641 - Iceland Airwaves 2018 Preview Part Two: Fire

Part two of DJ Kevin Cole’s Iceland Airwaves 2018 music festival preview features new pop and rock-leaning tracks, from the hardcore sounds of Une Miserè, to the atmospheric post-rock of Sólstafir, to the beautiful harmonies of Árstíðir.

Endless, Placeless: Iceland’s Laura Secord on DIY Ethics, Ghosting, and ‘Ending Friendships’ (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .

Meet Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson, The Drummer Bringing Latin Jazz to Iceland (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic drummer and songwriter's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .

Seabear Returns – Sindri Már Sigfússon Talks Getting the Band Back Together and What Makes Iceland’s Scene So Unique

Watch the Icelandic band's performance for Iceland Airwaves 2019 at Kex Hostel.

KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: It's Starting!

It's an unseasonably nice day here in Reykjavik (with no signs of rain, snow, or blustering winds) on the first day of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Fans have come from around the world to experience the electric energy of the legendary Icelandic music scene, condensed spectacularly into five ...

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2018, Day 4: aYia

Icelandic electro-pop outfit aYia brought dark, entrancing vibes to Kex Hostel

Iceland Airwaves 2018: An Interview with Jóhann Gunnarsson – the Father of Jóhann Jóhannsson

DJ Kevin Cole chats with the father of the late Icelandic composer in Reykjavik

Video Roundup: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2018

Check out a video playlist featuring some of the artists performing at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, happening Wednesday, November 7 through Saturday, November 10 in Reykjavik, and find out how you could win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to attend!

Music That Matters, Vol. 379 - Iceland Airwaves 2013 Preview

KEXP is back in Iceland this week, broadcasting live during Iceland Airwaves KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. On Wednesday, October 30, through Friday, November 1, we present 15 bands live on air, including Moses Hightower, Emilíana Torrini, Ásgeir, John Grant, Pétur Ben, Mono Town and many others. (See ...

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Mammút

Next on the KEXP video stream live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival were genre-bending Icelandic post-punk band Mammút. Formed as a trio called ROK in 2003, the band expanded in 2004 and changed their name before winning Iceland’s Músiktilraunir (a battle of the bands similar to...

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