The Vaccines play secret show as ‘Bóluefnin’

Band put in a surprise appearance at Iceland Airwaves festival

The Vaccines played a secret show last night (November 1) in Reykjavík.

The band performed at the at Kex Hostel venue under the name ‘Bóluefnin’, a literal translation of The Vaccines in Icelandic language.

As part of their set, the band played a cover of ‘Ó Reykjavík’ by local band Vonbrigði. The London-based band’s Icelandic bassist, Árni Hjörvar, swapped places with singer Justin Young for the track. Click the video above to watch the performance.


The Vaccines recently confirmed details of their biggest UK tour to date with a run of arena shows announced for May 2013.

The run of shows also includes dates in Leicester, Manchester, Liverpool, two nights in Glasgow, Cardiff, Doncaster, Newcastle, Birmingham and the band’s biggest headline gig of 2012 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The Vaccines will play:

Margate Winter Gardens (May 1)
London O2 Arena (2)
Carlisl, Sands Centre (4)
Leeds Millenium Square (5)
Llandudno Cymru Arena (6)[b]

To check the availability of The Vaccines tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call [B]0871 230 1094.