The fifth annual Aldrei fór ég sudur (“I never went south”) music festival was held in Ísafjördur, the capital of Iceland’s West Fjords, on Friday and Saturday. According to its manager Hálfdán Bjarki Hálfdánarson it was the best attended festival to date.
Hálfdánarson said the highlight of this year’s festival was when unorthodox Icelandic rocker Óttar Proppé, a.k.a. Dr. Spock, sang three previously unperformed songs by Mugison, backed by the local Ernir male choir, Morgunbladid reports.
Performers wore yellow rubber gloves, Dr. Spock’s trade mark since he entered the 2008 Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest with “Hvar ertu nú?” (“Where are you now?”) by Dr. Gunni.
Another popular concert was held by old school rock band SSSól with lead singer Helgi Björnsson, who is originally from Ísafjördur.
The Aldrei fór ég sudur festival is the brainchild of father and son Gudmundur M. Kristjánsson and Elías Örn Gudmundsson, a.k.a. Mugison.