Iceland Airwaves 2023 Announces 2nd Wave

Iceland Airwaves 2023 have shared the 2nd wave of artists who will be heading to Reykjavík’s beloved festival this year
Iceland Airwaves photo by Keira Lindgren

Iceland Airwaves 2023 have shared the 2nd wave of artists who will be heading to Reykjavík’s beloved festival this year. Bringing together local Icelandic talent alongside emerging global acts, this year’s Airwaves event happens from 2-4 November 2023.

Bombay Bicycle Club lead today’s announcement of 34 new names for Iceland Airwaves 2023. Also, joining the festival Irish garage punks Sprints, Franco-American brothers Faux Real, Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf, indie electronica from Montreal Ghostly Kisses, Norwegian popstar SKAAR and German bedroom producer Donkey Kid also join the bill for Iceland Airwaves 2023 today. Appearing alongside previously announced names such as Yard Act, Blondeshell, Balming Tiger and Squid, it sets the event up for another electrifying takeover of downtown Reykjavík this winter.

In stark contrast, earlier this year she travelled to America to take part in the Airwaves showcase at SXSW. Preparing for the release of their second album ‘The Light’, Eydís Evensen will also be appearing at Airwaves this November, alongside the solo project of acclaimed composer and producer Herdís Stefánsdóttir, Kónguló who will be making their debut appearance at Iceland Airwaves 2023. They’ll also be joined across the festival by fellow local acts Kusk og Óviti and Kári Egilsson, as well as elective Icelandic habitant Jelena Ciric.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Reykjavík, you can expect everything from secret concerts, fashion and art shows, poetry readings and maybe even an appearance from the aurora borealis, alongside the event’s compelling music programming. Iceland also offers unique experiences unlike anywhere else in the world, with the capital surrounded by a natural world quite literally exploding with geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls, geothermal pools and more.

Iceland Airwaves is dedicated to booking gender-balanced line-ups as part of the festival’s ongoing work with Keychange, and having honoured the pledge just as soon as it was signed in 2019, gender-parity still remains a vital part of what the festival represents and the community of creatives that it reflects.

Phase Two: Andy Shauf, Anna Gréta, Árný Margrét, Ásdís, Ash Olsen, Bombay Bicycle Club, Celebs, Cyber, DOMi and JD Beck, Donkey Kid, Eydís Evensen, Faux Real, Ghostly Kisses, Greyskies, GRÓA, Jelena Ciric, JJ Paulo, Jonathan Hultén, Kári Egilsson, Kónguló, Kusk & Óviti, Kvikindi, Madmadmad, Markéta Irglová, Monikaze, Mugison, Sandrayati, Sigrún Stella, SKAAR, Soffía, Sprints, Superjava, Superserious, Tilbury

Phase One: Balming Tiger, Blondshell, Cassia, Clubdub, Daniil, FETISH, Fran Vasilic, Gallus, Kristin Sesselja, Kneecap, Lime Garden, Lón, Love’n’joy, Myrkvi, Nanna, Neonme, Squid, The Goa Express, The Haunted Youth, Trentemøller, Whispering Sons, Yard Act

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