Iceland Airwaves music fest begins in two weeks and we’re planning some rocking events, including AWAL artist takeovers on both our Instagram and Facebook Stories.
We’re excited to announce that AWAL and Icelandair have reached a partnership to support a showcase of amazing Icelandic, Nordic and UK artists at this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival. The annual festival, which is held in Reykjavík, Iceland, spans from November 6-9 and focuses on showcasing the best in new music from Iceland and all over the world.
AWAL’s partnership with Icelandair will include an “A World Artists Love” showcase at Iðnó on November 7 at 8pm and will feature performances from Millie Turner (UK), Joesef (UK), Yaeger (Sweden), Warmland (Iceland), Jóipé x Króli (Iceland) and more. During the festival, showcase artists will take over the Icelandair Instagram to provide behind-the-scenes access to the festival and performances.
Alison Donald, head of creative at Kobalt and AWAL, commented on the partnership, “As a festival that unites the international industry in an unparalleled setting, Iceland Airwaves provides an amazing opportunity for our growing global team and a number of AWAL artists to come together in Reykjavík and explore its vibrant music culture and beautiful landscape. Partnering with Icelandair is a great fit and I’m delighted for us to be working together.”
Also on November 7th at Airwaves Pro, the conference component of Iceland Airwaves, Donald will be interviewed in a fireside chat by Forbes senior contributor, Oisin Lunny, to discuss the state of music and what the future holds for songwriters and artists in a rapidly changing music industry.
Gísli S. Brynjólfsson, global marketing director, Icelandair noted, “As Iceland Airwaves turns 21 in 2019, Icelandair is like a proud parent standing in the wings – grateful for its progeny’s success, and humbly prepared to take a little credit for the festival it helped to create. It’s in the DNA of Iceland Airwaves to provide a stage for the discovery of new music talent, and the festival has become synonymous with Iceland’s renowned creativity.”
Will Larnach Jones, managing director for Iceland Airwaves, added, “Iceland Airwaves is excited for this great collaboration between Icelandair and AWAL. All three companies believe that music can change the world, and one another. Icelandair has helped fuel AWAL’s vision at Airwaves 2019, and we are looking forward to seeing these creative talents converge in Reykjavík this November.”
Three Irish acts have been confirmed to perform – Dundalk’s Just Mustard, Dublin’s Pillow Queens and Æ Mak (also from Dundalk) – reflect the vibrancy and creative diversity of Ireland’s contemporary music scene.
In addition to the Irish acts, Iceland Airwaves 2019 features many acts from Iceland and beyond, including homegrown heroes Of Monsters and Men, John Grant, Mac DeMarco, Whitney, Anna of The North, Girl in Red, Hatari, Mammút and many others.