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Environmental Groups Hold Festival to Save Highlands

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups which have banded together to raise awareness about the need to protect the Icelandic highlands will hold a festival at Háskólabíói cinema in Reykjavík from 8 pm tomorrow.

The free event includes music, videos and other entertainment.

Musicians AmabADamA, Mammút, 1860, Una Stef, Valdimar Guðmundsson, Jónas Sigurðsson and Ómar Ragnarsson will perform at the event.

The speakers are: Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Þórarinn Eyfjörð, Einar Örn Benediktsson, Steinar Kaldal, Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir, Snorri Baldursson, Tinna Eiríksdóttir, Þorbjörg Sandra Bakke, Hrönn Guðmundsdóttir and Andri Snær Magnason.

The festival is organized by the Icelandic Environment Association (Landvernd), the Iceland Nature Conservation Association (Náttúruverndarsamtök Íslands), the Iceland Touring Association (Ferðafélag Íslands), Ferðafélagið Útivist, Ferðaklúbburinn 4×4, Framtíðarlandið, SAMÚT (Samtök útivistarfélaga) and Gætum Garðsins, with a grant from the Pálmi Jónsson Nature Protection Fund.

In March last year, a concert organized by director Darren Aronofsky—the concert coincided with the premiere of his film Noah, which was filmed in Iceland in 2012—Björk, the Iceland Nature Conservation Association, the Icelandic Environment Association and Grímur Atlason, manager of Iceland Airwaves music festival, was held. The project raised ISK 35 million (USD 310,000, EUR 225,650), including ISK 24 million donated by the Pálmi Jónsson Nature Protection Fund. Björk, Patti Smith and Lykke Li were among those to perform at the event.

For more information about tomorrow’s festival, check the Facebook event here.

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