Iceland Airwaves 2023

November 2-4, 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland

Photo Credit: Daniel Starrason
The Scene

The winter heats up in Reykjavik where festies spend the days taking in the wonders of the island and spending nights at the top clubs in the country. From hipster indie acts to geysers to after-parties, Iceland Airwaves remains a solid bet for a cold weather festival.

Festival Poster
2023 Artist Lineup
Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Andy Shauf
  • Anjimile
  • Anna Gréta
  • Arny Margret
  • ÁSDÍS
  • Ash Olsen
  • Axel Flóvent
  • Balming Tiger
  • Blondshell
  • Caleb Kunle
  • Cassia
  • Celebs
  • ClubDub
  • CYBER
  • Daði Freyr
  • Daniil
  • DOMi & JD BECK
  • Donkey Kid
  • Dustin O’Halloran
  • Elín Hall
  • ex.girls
  • Eydís Evensen
  • Faux Real
  • FETISH
  • Fókus
  • Fran Vasilić
  • Gaidaa
  • Gallus
  • Ghostly Kisses
  • GKR
  • GREYSKIES
  • GRÓA
  • gugusar
  • Hatari
  • Hekla
  • Jelena Ćirić
  • JFDR
  • JJ Paulo
  • Jonathan Hultén
  • Kári
  • KARÍTAS
  • Kneecap
  • Kónguló
  • Kristin Sesselja
  • KUSK & Óviti
  • Kvikindi
  • Lime Garden
  • LÓN
  • Love’n’Joy
  • MADMADMAD
  • Markéta Irglová
  • Mick Strauss
  • Monikaze
  • Mugison
  • Myrkvi
  • NANNA
  • neonme
  • Önnu Jónu Son
  • Sandrayati
  • Sigrún Stella
  • SKAAR
  • slowshift
  • Soffía
  • Sprints
  • Squid
  • Sunna Margrét
  • SUPERJAVA
  • superserious
  • THE GOA EXPRESS
  • The Haunted Youth
  • Tilbury
  • Trentemøller
  • Una Torfa
  • WARMLAND
  • Whispering Sons
  • Yard Act
Speaker Lineup
  • ARIANA MORGENSTERN (KCRW)
  • ATLI ÖRVARSSON (INNI)
  • BERGUR EBBI (WRITER, SPEAKER)
  • BRIAN HIATT (ROLLING STONE)
  • CÉSAR ANDIÓN (LIVE NATION SPAIN)
  • COLM O’HERLIHY (INNI)
  • DAN KOPLOWITZ (FRIENDLY FIRE LICENSING)
  • DEAN O’CONNOR (MANAGER, SIGUR RÓS)
  • DEVON O’CONNOR (LAVA RECORDS)
  • EBBA GUHNBY (FUGA)
  • ELIZA REID (FIRST LADY OF ICELAND)
  • EMMA VIKSTRÖM (SPOTIFY)
  • GEOFFREY Þ. HUNTINGDON-WILLIAMS (PRIKIÐ, STICKY PLÖTUÚTGÁFA)
  • GEORG HOLM (SIGUR RÓS)
  • HARALDUR THORLEIFSSON (UENO/HAFNAR.HAUS/ANNA JÓNA/MUSICIAN)
  • HEATHER KOLKER (DREAMSHOP MGMT)
  • HELGI HRAFN GUNNARSSON (LEETSPEAK SYSTEMS)
  • HERDÍS STEFÁNSDÓTTIR (ARTIST)
  • INGA MAGNES WEISSHAPPEL (WISE MUSIC ICELAND)
  • JEREMY D. LARSON (PITCHFORK)
  • JOSE ANTONIO RAMOS (MIT)
  • JOSIE ANNE GAITENS (FREELANCE)
  • KATHARIN AHREND (CLUBCOMMISSION BERLIN E.V.)
  • KATIE RYNNE (VILLAGE SOUNDS)
  • KEITH MILLER (WIDE AWAKE / BAD VIBRATIONS / LNZRT WRKS)
  • KEVIN COLE (KEXP)
  • KIM WAGENAAR (PEER AGENCY/IA)
  • KLE SAVIDGE ((FREELANCE))
  • LILJA DÖGG ALFREÐSDÓTTIR (MINISTER OF CULTURE AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS)
  • LUKE BAINBRIDGE (THE GUARDIAN/THE OBSERVER)
  • MARLENE TSUCHII (CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY)
  • NATASHA KILIBARDA (UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, ISLAND RECORDS)
  • NICK MATTHEWS (WASSERMAN / LAUFEY)
  • NUR OZDAMAR (YOUTUBE/GOOGLE)
  • OSKAR STRAJN (ESNS)
  • PARAG BHANDARI (UG STRATEGIES, BULL CITY SUMMIT)
  • RAKEL MJÖLL LEIFSDÓTTIR (DREAM WIFE)
  • RHIAN EMANUEL (BECAUSE MUSIC)
  • ROBERT LEVINE (BILLBOARD (U.S.))
  • RUTH DANIEL (IN PLACE OF WAR)
  • SAJJE SOLBAKK (RIDDU RIĐĐU FESTIVÁLA)
  • SAM MOBAREK (WARNER RECORDS (MAJOR RECORDINGS))
  • SAMUEL MCGLYNN (RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT)
  • SARAH JOY (ATC LIVE)
  • SARAH MCMULLEN (NETFLIX)
  • SARINA CLARK (INSIDE OUT AGENCY)
  • SCOTT FETTERS (2112/CENTER FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
  • SHAIN SHAPIRO (CENTER FOR MUSIC ECOSYSTEMS)
  • SIGTRYGGUR BALDURSSON (ICELAND MUSIC)
  • SÓLVEIG MATTHILDUR KRISTJÁNSDÓTTIR (KÆLAN MIKLA)
  • STEFAN GEJSING (ROSKILDE FESTIVAL)
  • STEPHANIE RUSHTON (SEVEN SEAS MUSIC & THE RIGHTS WORKSHOP)
  • TOM WINDISH (WASSERMAN MUSIC)
  • VIÐAR LOGI (PHOTOGRAPHER / DIRECTOR)
  • WILLIAM LARNACH-JONES (LONDON RECORDS)
  • ÞORBJÖRG DAPHNE HALL (ICELAND UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS)
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