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New Music Festival Coming Up in Reykjavík

By Iceland Review

rmm-logoA new music festival, Reykjavík Music Mess, will be held April 16-17 in the city center with concerts taking place at the music venue NASA on Austurvöllur square and the Nordic House. Ticket sales began yesterday.

Performers include American rock group Deerhunter and Mugison, Skakkamanage, Borko, Sin Fang and Kippi Kanínus from Iceland. Overall there will be more than 20 bands performing in almost 40 concerts, four of which are foreign, a press release states.


Festival passes will be sold at a special discount for ISK 6,990 (USD 60, EUR 43) until noon on March 11, after which they will cost ISK 7,990 (USD 69, EUR 49).

In other music news, musician Sindri Már Sigfússon, who will perform at the festival, released his second album under the name of Sin Fang yesterday. Entitled “Summer Echoes”, the album includes 12 tracks, and has already been praised by foreign critics.


Sindri Már Sigfússon, aka Sin Fang.

According to the album’s Icelandic label, Kimi Records (Morr Music has released the album in other market areas), Andrew Kuo from the New York Times wrote in his review:

“I’m canceling that dinner-and-a-movie tonight so I can listen to this 17 times. How did I sleep on this for so long? How does a band like Fleet Foxes get on SNL and a band like this not even get to do a TV on the Radio remix? (The lack of facial hair maybe)”

For further information on Reykjavík Music Mess, visit the festival’s website.

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