The Innipúkinn Music Festival is being held for the tenth time in downtown Reykjavík starting today July 29 and ending on Sunday July 31; the festival is Reykjavík’s main bank holiday weekend event.
All the concerts will take place in the Idnó Theater and Restaurant and tickets for the events can be bought online. Weekend-long access to all concerts costs a total of ISK 4500 (USD 39 or EUR 27). The festival features Icelandic bands and was first held in 2002.
Other events taking place in Reykjavík city over the weekend are concerts in the Harpa concert and conference hall and <i>A Summer of Icelandic Cinema<p>, a local cinematic event where Icelandic films are being shown, will be held at Bíó Paradís, a new cinema located on Hverfisgata 54.
In Árbaejarsafn museum the programming will be dedicated to children’s culture and games, Morgunbladid reports. On Sunday the program starts at 1 pm and will revolve around their present exhibition Komdu að Leika (“Come Play”); old-fashioned children games from previous centuries will be played and outdoor toys for children to play with will be made available to them.
On Monday, a public holiday, children aged 8 to 12 years of age can attend a kiting course free of charge in the <i>Kornhús<p> (“The House of Corn”) from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Dillon House will be serving hot drinks.
From Reykjavík. Photo by Páll Kristinsson.