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Midsummer, Classical Music and Tattoo Festivals in Iceland

By Iceland Review

The midsummer festival Partíþokan will take place in Seyðisfjörður, east Iceland, June 22-24. The summer solstice will be celebrated with concerts, standup comedy, camping, a bonfire and “all the good food for which the fjord is renowned,” as stated on the event’s Facebook site.


Tickets to the concerts, which will take place at the venue Herðubreið, featuring musicians such as Snorri Helgason, Mr. Silla, Jónas Sigurðsson og Ritvélar framtíðarinnar and Prins Polo, are available on midi.is.

Preceding Partíþokan is the first annual Reykjavík Midsummer Music festival, from June 17 to June 19 in the Harpa concert hall. The program includes varied chamber music performed by the foremost Icelandic classical musicians.

Tomorrow, the annual Frum festival for new contemporary music will take place at Reykjavík Art Museum, the Kjarvalsstaðir building, at 8 pm.

The goal of the festival is to introduce masterpieces of contemporary music literature but also selected compositions by young composers from all over the world, as stated on the museum’s website. For further information, go to frum-festival.com.

Meanwhile, the seventh annual Icelandic Tattoo Convention is taking place in Iceland’s capital, June 7-9 at Bar 11 on Hverfisgata 18.

A number of Icelandic and foreign tattoo artists will be in attendance and live music by bands such as Endless Dark, Sólstafir, Samaris and Sykur will perform throughout the weekend.

A car show held in relation with the festival opens today at 11 am.


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