When: October Where: Reykjavik
What started as a showcase for local DJs has evolved into a full-blown, international music festival that presents the hottest new bands from the USA, Europe and Iceland. Since its debut in 1999, Iceland Airwaves has hosted Sigur Ros, Quarashi, Suede, Citizen Cope, Fat Boy Slim and the Hives, to name a few.
Numerous concerts take place in the down town Reykjavik from Hardcore Metal to R'n'B; Hip Hop, Lo-Fi and Jazz to Indie-Rock. In the evenings bars are jam packed with Iceland's very own super-star DJs. Referred to as "probably one of the top 10 musical experiences of my entire life..." by Elektra Records director Leigh Lust, Iceland Airwaves will continue to deliver the best weekend away in Europe. As The New York Times has asked "How did Reykjavik become a pop laboratory?"