Iceland Airwaves festival kicks off

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This weekend’s Iceland Airwaves festival has kicked off today (October 19).

The festival takes place at various venues around Reykjavik, including Reykjavik Art Museum, Gaukurinn and Nasa.

The 170-strong line-up is made up of mainly Icelandic bands, but Bloc Party, !!! and The Magic Numbers are also set to play the festival.

The bands playing are:

1985!
Æla
Alræði Öreiganna
Amiina
AMPOP
Atomstation
Audio Improvement
Benni Hemm Hemm
Benny Crespo's Gang
Bertel!
Beteley
Bloodgroup
BonSom
Bootlegs
Brain Police
Búdrýgindi
Changer
Cliff Clavin
Cocktail Vomit
Coral
Dark Harvest
Dikta
Dimma
Dr. Spock
Drep
Dýrðin
Ég
Envy of Nona
Esja
Fjallabræður
FM Belfast
For A Minor Reflection
Foreign Monkeys
Forgotten Lores
Future Future
Gavin Portland
Ghostigital
Gordon Riots
Grasrætur
GusGus
Hairdoctor
Helgi Valur & The Shemales
Hellvar
Hestbak
Hjaltalín
Hoffman
HookerSwing
Hraun
I Adapt
Jagúar
Jakobínarína
Jan Mayen
Jeff Who?
Jezebel
Johnny And The Rest
Kimono
Klassart
Lada Sport
Leaves
Lights on the Highway
Mammút
Mínus
Miri
Momentum
Morðingjarnir
Motion Boys
Motorfly
Mountain Zero
Mr. Silla & Mongoose
Múgsefjun
múm
Naflakusk
NilFisk
Noise
Númer Núll
O.N.E
Original Melody
Ourlives
Perfect Disorder
Perla
Pikknikk
Rafhans 021
Raychem
Retro Stefson
Retron
Reykjavik!
Rhondda and the Runestones
Rökkurró
Royal Fortune
Samúel J. Samúelsson Big Band
Seabear
Severed Crotch
Shadow Parade
Shogun
Sickbirds
Sign
Singapore Sling
Skakkamanage
Skátar
Sólstafir
Sometime
Soundspell
South Coast Killing Company
Sprengjuhöllin
Steed Lord
Steintryggur + Ben Frost
Stereo Hypnosis
Strigaskór nr. 42
Sudden Weather Change
The End
The Musik Zoo
The Nanas
The Telepathetics
The Viking Giant Show
The Zuckakis Mondeyano Project
Thundercats
Toggi
Trassar
Úlpa
Ultra Mega Technobandið Stefán
Van Of Two
Vicky Pollard
We Made God
Weapons
Who Knew
Worm is Green
Wulfgang
XXX Rottweiler
!!! (chk chk chk)
Annuals
Best Fwends
Bloc Party
Bonde do Role
Boys in a Band
Chromeo
Computer Club
Cut Off Your Hands
Deerhoof
Friendly Fires
Frost
Grizzly Bear
Heavy Trash
Horsebox
Lali Puna
Late Of The Pier
Ms John Soda
of Montreal
Plants and Animals
Prinzhorn Dance School
Ra Ra Riot
Radio LXMBRG
Receptors
Slow Club
Smoosh
Snake And Jet´s Amazing Bullit Band
Solid Gold
Stairplex
The Bronx
The Duke Spirit
The Ghost
The Magic Numbers
The Teenagers
The Tremolo Beer Gut
Theatre Fall
Tied & Tickled Trio
Ungdomskulen
Ben Frost
Buck 65
Jenny Wilson
Khonnor
Loney, Dear
Mala (Digital Mystikz) & Sgt Pokes
Mental Overdrive
Patrick Chardronnet
Roxy Cottontail
Sam Amidon
Trentemøller In Concert
7oi
B. Sig
Biogen
Bob Justman
Borko
Elíza
Enkidu
ET Tumason
Fabúla
Gossi
Hafdís Huld
Johnny Sexual
Jónas Sigurðsson
Kalli
Kenya
Kira Kira
Lay Low
Mugison
My Summer as a Salvation Soldier
Ólöf Arnalds
Orang Volante / Panoramix
Pétur Ben
Plúseinn
Poetrix
Rúnar Þórisson
Sesar A
Siggi Ármann
Single Drop
Stafrænn Hákon
Subminimal
Sverrir Bergmann
The Diversion Sessions
Tonik
Valgeir Sigurðsson
Védís
VilHelm

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