Reykjavik based promoting company, Mr. Destiny, announced yesterday that 35 new local acts will be in the line-up of Iceland Airwaves 2005, a talent festival for Icelandic music artists.
According to a released statement the new additions performing from their forthcoming albums include: Ghostigital, fronted by ex-Sugarcubes singer Einar Örn Benidiktsson, Heidar Örn’s new solo project The Viking Giant Show, Worm is Green, singer/songwriter Lára, Singapore Sling, and Stórsveit Nix Noltes will perform Balkan folk music.
Newcomers to Iceland Airwaves include this year’s winner of the Battle of Bands contest (Músíktilraunir) Jakobínarína, the electronic duo Plat “who’s debuted album Compulsion made the College Music Journal (CMJ.com) top 40 list in the beginning of this year”, electric punkers Donna Mess and the US based turntablist DJ Platurn who, according to the statement, has shared stages with many of hip hop’s biggest names including Rob Swift, Afrika Bambaataa and KRS One.
70 acts are now in the Iceland Airwaves 2005 line up. More names are to be announced in the coming weeks.
The October Iceland Airwaves 2005 marks the sixth anniversary of the festival. According to Mr. Destiny the festival takes place “in around 15 clubs and bars in downtown Reykjavik with everything from local punk bands and bedroom dj’s to international stars”.
The 35 new additions for Airwaves 2005 are:
Ghostigital, Singapore Sling, Worm is Green, Stórsveit Nix Noltes, The Viking Giant Show, Lára, Lights on the Highway, Dáðadrengir, Dimma, Reykjavik!, Jeff Who?, Hoffman, Jakobínarína, Hermigervill , Skakkamannage, Búdrýgindi, Bacon Live Support Unit, Drep, Stranger, Æla, Noise, TMC (Twisted Minds Crew), DJ Platurn, Days of Our lives, Mammút, Indigo, Changer, Jara, The Foghorns, Future Future, Donna Mess, Ókind, Lada Sport, Tony the Pony and Plat.