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Twentieth Annual Iceland Airwaves Kicks Off

By Larissa Kyzer

Iceland Airwaves began today with a full schedule of shows, featuring headlining Icelandic acts such as Kælan Mikla, Reykjavíkurdætur, Úlfur Úlfur, and Árstíðir, mbl.is reports.

This is the 20th year in a row that Iceland Airwaves has been held, although this year’s event is under new management, as the popular fest was purchased by event production company Sena Live earlier this year. Sena has implemented some structural changes to this year’s Airwaves, such as reducing the number of off-venue locations from 60 to 25.

Featuring musicians from 25 countries, this year’s festival will host 240 bands, the most musical acts to have ever taken part in Airwaves. The festival will continue nightly through Saturday, November 10.

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