Iceland Airwaves music festival starts in Iceland’s capital today with a packed program and off-venue schedule.
The storm off the east coast of the U.S. has not affected today’s program but may do so tomorrow, ruv.is reports.
The first concert of the day kicked off at 9 am and live performances will be ongoing throughout the next five days. Approximately 220 bands are performing at this year’s festival.
According to festival information officer Kamilla Ingibergsdóttir, the closure of JKF Airport in New York means that many artists may arrive later than planned but the organizers are doing their best to get everyone to the country. It was announced this afternoon that Mugison will be replace Swans but no further changes to the schedule have been made at this stage.
This is the 14th time that the festival takes place. Around 7,000 guests are expected including musicians, festival goers and journalists.
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