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Christmas Concerts and Free Music Events in Iceland

By Iceland Review

An unconventional Christmas concert will take place at the Culture House in Reykjavík tomorrow where Muck, Sudden Weather Change and The Heavy Experience will play under the title “Kertasníkir kemur” (“Candle Beggar Comes”), referring to the last of the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads, who actually isn’t scheduled to come to town until December 24.


The Culture House. Photo by ESA.

At the Culture House the bands will play in a space different from the “poorly-lit night clubs” they’re used to, a press release describes.

The concert begins at 8 pm. Pre-concert tickets are sold at the record stores Smekkleysa and 12 Tónar at ISK 1,000 (USD 8.2, EUR 6.3) and at ISK 1,500 at the door. The Culture House (Þjóðmenningarhúsið) is located on Hverfisgata 15.

On Friday the record label Records Records will host a Christmas concert at NASA on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavík starting at 10:30 pm where this year’s album releases will be presented.

The bands Of Monsters and Men, Agent Fresco, Sykur, Orphic Oxtra and Lockerbie will perform and their albums will be sold at a discount price at the occasion. Pre-concert tickets are available at ISK 1,500 (USD 12.3, EUR 9.5) on

The same day, the duo Nolo will celebrate the release of its album Nology at Bakkus in downtown Reykjavík at 9 pm. Saytan and Prinspóló will warm up the crowd. Admission is free.

Also on Friday the band Hellvar will perform to celebrate the release of the acoustic album Noise that stopped with two concerts at Dillon on Laugavegur at 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Admission is free.

Meanwhile, Mugison has decided to follow up on the massive interest in his free concerts at Harpa in Reykjavík on December 22 with a string of free concerts around the country.

The first two will take place in Græni hatturinn in Akureyri, north Iceland, on Friday at 8 pm and 11 pm (tickets were handed out on Monday).

On December 17 he will play in the local community center in Bolungarvík in the West Fjords (tickets will be handed out the previous day at 1 pm in the center), on December 18 in the local community center in Seyðisfjörður in the West Fjords (open while the space allows) and on December 19 in Höllin in the Westman Islands at 8 pm (also open while the space allows).


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