The 2021 edition of Iceland Airwaves happens November 3-6 in Reykjavík and the lineup includes Metronomy, Arlo Parks, Daði Freyr, Black Pumas, Porridge Radio, Squid, Sin Fang, Bartees Strange, Mugison, and more.
As with almost all festivals this very pandemic year, the 2020 edition of Iceland Airwaves is going virtual with a special two-day event, "Live From Reykjavik," this weekend featuring an entirely homegrown lineup.
Plus Roisin Murphy, The Beths, Gloria Gaynor, The Tallest Man on Earth, Of Monsters and Men, 311, ...Trail of Dead, Ryley Walker, Lonnie Holley, and more livestreams you can watch this week since there are no live concerts to attend.
Our April 2020 playlist includes tracks by Matt Berninger, Phoebe Bridgers, Perfume Genius, Jason Isbell, Neil Young, The 1975, Hayley Williams, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, Ka, Standing on the Corner, Cut Copy, slowthai & Kenny Beats, Protomartyr, Jeff Rosenstock, Owen Pallett, Deerhoof and more.
Like the aurora borealis, which I didn't manage to witness during my time in Iceland, the magic of live shows is a hard to predict mix of different factors, but sometimes you're in the right place at the right time...