Iceland Airwaves music festival has announced the first 14 artists that will play the event this coming November. The festival is finally scheduled to return following a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Airwaves’ programming has been shortened to three days and fewer passes will be offered than in previous years.
The 14 acts announced by the festival are a mix of Icelandic and international artists, In alphabetical order: Amyl & the Sniffers, Arlo Parks, Árný Margrét, Axel Flóvent, Crack Cloud, Daughters of Reykjavík, Eydís Evensen, FLOTT, gugusar, HAM, LÓN, Metronomy, superserious, and ZÖE. Both up and coming Icelandic artists (Árný Margrét, gugusar) and establish favourites (HAM) are represented in the group. The artists can all be heard on a curated Spotify playlist.
The festival is scheduled to take place November 3-5, 2022 (Thursday to Saturday). While programming has been shortened by one day, its organisers hope that “friends and partners will take the opportunity to put on their own shows and events on Wednesday to get things going and warm up for a three-day party like no other.”