American singer-songwriter Cindy Lauper, whose song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” became a huge hit in the 80s, will play in concert in the new Reykjavík concert and conference center, Harpa, on June 12.
Harpa under construction. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
Lauper will perform all her greatest hits with her backup band, Morgunbladid reports.
Harpa will open next month and both opening concerts by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy on May 4 and 5 are sold out.
A host of other acts have been advertised, including a concert by British musician Jamie Cullum on June 23 and a Bob Dylan tribute concert for the occasion of the legend’s 70th birthday featuring a number of Icelandic musicians on May 28.