Bands, ready? Reykjavik, ready? The 10th Anniversary of Iceland Airwaves just got a little bit bigger...
Austin, Texas' rabble-rousing rockers White Denim and rock-fracturing stadium-gazing Scots Biffy Clyro have joined the bill for this year's Iceland Airwaves music festival. The SXSW/Camden Crawl/Great Escape-like festival takes place in less than four weeks time (October 15th-19th) and will see some of the year's finest acts play live, DJ and party across the length and breadth of Reykjavik.
Biffy and WD join the following line-up:
Ane Brun (NO), Boy Crisis (US) Boys In A Band (FO), Crystal Castles (CA), CSS (BR), Dirty Projectors (US), El Perro Del Mar (SE), Familjen (SE), Final Fantasy (CA), Florence & The Machine (UK), Ghost (FO), Handsome Furs (CA), Jerry Bouthier (FR), Junior Boys (CA), Miracle Fortress (CA), Planningtorock (DK), P'NAU (AUS), Robots In Disguise (UK), Simian Mobile Disco (UK), Therese Aune (NO), These New Puritans (UK), Vampire Weekend (US), White Denim (US), White Lies (UK), Yelle (FR) & Young Knives (UK),
Confirmed Icelandic artists:
Agent Fresco, Andrúm, Atomstation, BB&Blake, Bob Justman, Bloodgroup, Borko, Blindfold, Bryndís, Dikta, DLX ATX, Dr. Spock, Dýrðin, Esja, Fist Fokkers, FM Belfast, For a Minor Reflection, Ghostigital, Gluteus Maximus, Gus Gus, Hjálmar, Hjaltalín, Jeff Who?, Lay Low, Lights on the Highway, Mammút, Megas og Senuþjófarnir, Motion Boys, Naflakusk, Ólafur Arnalds, Parachutes, Retro Stefson, Reykjavík!, Rökkurró, Seabear, Sign, Singapore Sling, Skakkamannage, Skátar, Sluggs, Sometime, Sprengjuhöllin, Steed Lord, Sign, Soundspell, Sudden Weather Change, Swords of Chaos, Tonik, Ultra Mega Teknóbandið Stefán, Vicky, The Viking Giant Show, We Made God & Æla.
DiS is heading out to cover this year's event. If you'd like to join us, the festival's sponsor, Icelandair, are offering special UK package deals to get festival goers to and from Iceland, and includes entry to the event too. Icelandair flies out of London, Manchester and Glasgow. Further details can be found here: icelandairwaves.com.
Also taking place for the first time is a special conference for musicians and the music industry exploring the future of the business. Speaking at the event are the likes of Avril Lavigne's manager Terry McBride, Hype Machine's Anthony Volodkin and Drowned in Sound's Sean Adams. More details about about You Are in Control can be found here.